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Seiko King Quartz 4823-8120 (Sold)


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Category King Quartz Tags 1977 Sold
Manufacture Seiko
Model King Quartz
Reference 4823-8120
Movement 9 jewels Quartz
Battery V394
Serial No. 77XXXX
Case Hardened Stainless Steel, Tanaka design 36x42x11mm
Crystal Originally Hardlex, #300WA4GA00, now a mineral replacement
Dial White snowflake
Bracelet Original XBB090,185mm around
Lugs 18mm
Production 1977-07
Condition Good
Service 2019-07 New crystal (mineral), new battery, new battery hatch gasket
Box No
Papers No

This 4823-8120, unlike its close relative the 8050, came with a bracelet originally. It is a very solidly made quartz (your watchmaker will love it!), thicker than its descendant the 5856. To be sure, it has huge presence and its thermo-compensation, due to its relative thickness, is still excellent after all these years.

The dial work is impeccable, this truly is a high end watch. You noticed of course the black tip hands? It gives this watch something extra..... great legibility and some "punch". That punch is also implemented in the mechanics of this watch, it has that special Seiko gimmick of the "jumping seconds hand". This means that it will jump ahead 10 seconds when you pull the crown to adjust the time. It makes time setting so much easier!

In my experience these single quartzes are among the most accurate vintages; the twin quartzes like the 99 series have the specs for sure, but after 40 years or so… build quality and robustness gain the upper hand. The early King Quartzes truly shine!

The King Quartz at hand is fully original with bracelet, is not polished and runs to specs.