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Seiko King Quartz 5856-7040 (Sold)


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About Details and then some
Manufacture Seiko King Quartz
Model reference QHB131 5856-7040
Movement Quartz
Caliber 5856 7040
Dial Denim
Case 35x42x11mm Steel
Lugs 18mm
Bracelet Steel XBA780 22cm
Crystal serial # 285W39GA00 Hardlex
Timegrapher Accuracy: tbe
Jewels 9
Serial # 84xxxx Production: 1978-04
Condition Excellent
Service Not required
Box & Papers No box No papers

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 of this very rare KQ watch 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 "Blue Ice" 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...