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  1. Mr.Bliss

    Mr.Bliss Aug 2, 2020

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    Hi guys, I've been looking for a nice example of a 60's KS (Which i don't know much about) for some time now
    but with so many different modals, i'm completely lost.
    What modal do you think i should i be looking for?

    Thanks for your help,
    Keep safe.
     
  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Aug 2, 2020

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    Whichever one you like.

    Research always before anything is the key. Pretty much have the same movement so it’s up to you what you like aesthetically.
    The no date models are more appealing to me.
     
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  3. SurvivingJoe

    SurvivingJoe Aug 2, 2020

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  4. Mr.Bliss

    Mr.Bliss Aug 2, 2020

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    I assume that some models are more rare. I see some have different medallions on the back, if at all. Are there not different movements with different bpm or am I mistaken.
     
  5. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 2, 2020

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  6. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Aug 2, 2020

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    Instead of getting hung up on over which models are the most uncommon or have the "best" movements, concentrate on finding one within your budget in as good condition as you can afford. A lot of these vintage Seikos lose their appeal drastically from overpolishing or dial damage, and as finding parts for a decent service can be difficult, a more common variety in good condition will make your life much easier.
     
  7. Dan S

    Dan S Aug 2, 2020

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    I particularly like the 44KS (44-9990).
     
  8. janice&fred

    janice&fred Aug 2, 2020

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    You can try joining up and searching over on SCWF (Seiko citizen watch forum) as there are plenty of experts on that model there I'm sure. KS along with most other models are all over the place in the Philippines which is the vintage Seiko capitol of the world, but as mentioned in this thread condition is king so be picky.
     
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  9. Mr.Bliss

    Mr.Bliss Aug 4, 2020

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    Shes on the way, thanx to Eric Fauser.
     
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  10. amcclell

    amcclell Aug 5, 2020

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    Well done, as this looks like a very nice example. Have it serviced immediately if it has not been done recently. Unlike Omegas from the 1960's, Seiko has not kept parts in stock for these and any common parts that wear will be very difficult to find. I know first hand, as I have one in for service now and my watchmaker is sourcing parts through the internet. He could not find all of the wheels that he wanted to replace but he thankfully got the worst ones. It won't be perfect but it will be serviceable.
     
  11. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 5, 2020

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    It believe it was serviced recently but the receipt was lost by the previous owner and OF member.
     
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  12. Mr.Bliss

    Mr.Bliss Aug 5, 2020

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  13. janice&fred

    janice&fred Aug 5, 2020

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    Holy Cow that is a stunner!
     
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  14. NT931

    NT931 Aug 5, 2020

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    Fully agree!
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  15. Dan S

    Dan S Aug 5, 2020

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    That looks like a really nice example - great purchase. As noted above, the movement doesn't really look clean, and the gasket is in pretty bad shape, so I'm not sure I would trust that it has been serviced. Not making any accusations here, but I have to believe what I see with my own eyes. Or perhaps the photos were taken prior to the service.
     
  16. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 5, 2020

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    That photo was pre-service.
     
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