Thursday, March 18, 2010

First King Seiko

King Seiko K5155~Birth of a King

This is the earliest version of King Seiko (1st-model) produced in 1963 by Daini Seikosha Co, Japan. This was in conjunction or as internal rivalry with the production of 1st model Grand Seiko in the early 1960's by Suwa Seikosha Co.

The latter version of 1st-model has metal emblem in upper side of the dial and narrower indexes. This watch was acquired from South Korea. Inside this King Seiko K5155 is a manual winding mechanism with 25 jewels. The watch is make of stainless steel and is with original dial and original crown.
At the back is an engraved shield with a royal crown in the middle, symbolizing the majestic of King Seiko in the Japanese watch making industry. Personal opinion; how come it does somewhat look like a symbol of Switzerland and Rolex logo???

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