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Seiko King Quartz 5856-8070 (sold)


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Category King Quartz Tags Sold
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...
This King Quartz has a rare textured dial looking like, well a snowdrift. As said, the way the bracelet is connected to this watch is special (and intrinsic to all the 5856-8070), meaning that it can drape around the wrist with more flexibility than the standard KQ band. You will notice that it has a sort of hinge...Due to its "flat" case design this KQ has a huge presence. Truly a great watch that will get noticed..

Manufacture: Seiko
Model:             King Quartz
Reference:      5856 8070
Movement:     Quartz at 10 spm Seconds PM
Battery:           SR1120SW~SR1120~391/381
Serial No.:      86xxxx
Case:              Tanaka design 34x42x11mm without crown
Crystal:           Acrylic 29,5mm, Serial#: 295W19GN00
Dial:                 Silver Snow
Bracelet:         XBB160 210 mm around, bracelet links:
Lugs & Clasp: 19mm lugs
Production:   1978
Condition:       09 - Excellent: like a jewel, clear case & crystal
Box:                 No
Papers:           No