The 5855 & 5856, like its predecessor the 0853, is a full 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...
Model: King Quartz
Reference: 5856 5020
Movement: Quartz at 10 spm Seconds PM
Battery: SR1120SW~SR1120~391/381 (battery)
Serial No.: 89xxxx
Case: TV dial 35x42x09mm without crown
Crystal: Acrylic, Serial#: SA1W73HA00
Dial: White Bamboe
Bracelet: XGB430 220 mm around, bracelet links:
Lugs: 18mm lugs
Condition: 07 - Good: very clean, some light scratches case, easily polished