Manufactured in the 1960s~ King Seiko was considered as their top tier product and internal competitor of Grand Seiko. These top tier Seiko were created as the answer towards the Swiss Watch Industry and Seiko's bridge into the international market. With the ultra-accurate Chronometer rating movements that got Seiko a champion in the Swiss Chronometer Competition, a mirror-finished case with unique design and the master craftsman to build the durable timeless classic, these all add up to create the best vintage dress watch in Japan.
This 44-9990 KS was the first King Seiko model to adopt Seiko's Grammar of Design and the second King Seiko ever made by Seiko. The model has fitted with a unique case shape that helps define the fundamental design element for the future of King Seiko. The two-dimensional faceted curves bezels are carefully detailed so that all surfaces can join with each other by Seiko's craftsman, the slightly bigger 37mm mirror-finished case paired with the sword hand provide a clean yet sharp feeling to the watch. This 44King Seiko certainly brought inspiration to today's Grand Seiko series.
The watch was made even more collectable when you flip it over and find the case back fitted with a gold medallion with Seiko and thunder Daino-Seiko factory logo stamped on the back. The overall condition of the watch is Epic! These all add up to create one of the best-looking watches Seiko has ever made.
In 2021, to mark the 140th anniversary of Seiko, Seiko has made a reissue of the 44King Seiko. The reissue not only increased its collectability, it also reminds the world of the impoliteness of 44King Seiko in Seiko's luxury watchmaking history.
We have made an article covering the 44King Seiko reissue SJE083 before. If you haven't read it yet, here you go!
Era: 1968 May
Case Diameter: 36.6 mm
Lug to Lug: 43.3 mm
Lug Width: 19 mm
Case Condition: Amzolutly Amazing Condition! The best condition 44KS we have ever sourced. The gold medallion is in perfect condition.
Dial Condition: In perfect condition with no sign of ageing found on the dial given its age. In superb condition!
Movement: Fully serviced in Japan, Manual Winding 18,800bph
And of course, it comes with any colour of our Kyoto Series Leather Straps. Of course you can pair it up with any straps we have in store by adding just a few extra to make the watch suit your personal taste. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.
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