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KING SEIKO 4502-7010: A RARE GEM IN JAPANESE HOROLOGY
Step back into the 1970s when King Seiko was revered as Seiko's premium offering, in direct competition with Grand Seiko. These top-tier Seikos were envisioned as a response to the Swiss Watch Industry and served as Seiko's gateway into the global market. Equipped with ultra-accurate Chronometer-rated movements that secured Seiko the champion title in the Swiss Chronometer Competition, a sleek mirror-finished case with a unique design, and the masterful craftsmanship that fostered this durable timeless classic, all these elements converge to create Japan's premier vintage dress watch.
EMBODYING JAPANESE EXPERTISE: THE 4502-7010 KING SEIKO
The reference 45-7000 King Seiko houses a genuine Hi-Beat movement that hums along at an impressive 36,000bph. This model is the final King Seiko to house a 10-beat per second, hand-made, high-beat movement. The 45 series, engineered by Seiko's Daini Factory, was the last hand-built King Seiko, with all subsequent King Seikos incorporating machines during manufacturing.
The 4500 movement is from the same series of movements that won Seiko the champion spot in the Swiss Chronometer Competition and was later housed in the 45 Grand Seiko as well. With hand-built quality and a 36,000 beat movement, the 45 King Seiko is considered extraordinarily collectible.
The wide case body case, paired with elongated lugs and brush-finishing give it s 70s retro cyber look to the watch, has resulted in a unique design that modern collector love to find.
A VINTAGE MASTERPIECE IN INCREDIBLE CONDITION: THE KING SEIKO 4502-7010
This King Seiko 45 stands out with an incredible case condition and a well-preserved gold medallion, remarkable considering its age. The white dial have no sign of aging and has preserved well with its vintage charm. Only a few usage mark found on the crystal but we think its best to keep it as it talk about the story of the watch and make it a truly unique piece.
The overall condition of the watch is stunning! Don't miss this chance to enrich your collection with this authentic piece of Japanese horological history, the King Seiko 4502-7010. Its longevity and splendid condition make it a true testament to Seiko's commitment to enduring quality and timeless design.
Era: 1970 Sep
Case Diameter: 36 mm
Lug to Lug: 42 mm
Lug Width: 18 mm
Case Condition: Unpolished steel case in mint condition, with only a few usage mark find on the crystal
Dial Condition: White dial in perfect condition
Movement: Manual winding Hi-Beat Movement 36,000bph (last King Seiko with a 36,000 bph movement), in running condition
And of course, it comes with any color of our Kyoto Series Leather Straps. However we think this watch actually looks good when pairing with a Nato Strap during the hot summer too. That's why we will also include on for free! Just let us know which colour you like to pair the beauty up with.