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Seiko King Quartz 5855-5000 NOS with box (Sold)


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About Details and then some
Manufacture Seiko King Quartz
Model reference QHC013 5855-5000
Movement Quartz
Caliber 5855
Dial Brown Paper
Case 37x42x11mm Steel
Lugs 19mm
Bracelet Original XQB430
Crystal serial # Unknown Mineral
Timegrapher Accuracy:as rated
Jewels 9
Serial # 8N1xxxx Production: 1978-11
Condition NOS
Service Not required
Box & Papers Box No papers
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The 5855 & 5856, like its predecessor the 0853, is a very solidly made quartz (your watchmaker will love it!). It is much thicker than its descendants and has huge presence and in fact has thermo-compensation also due to its sheer bulk. The dial work is impeccable and very involved – truly a high end watch.

In my experience these 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, not polished and runs to specs. The bracelet is at full length and very comfortable. Moreover, for this watch only Seiko made a unique flexing bracelet, it feels like water flowing around the wrist...