Love it on that woven strap. Clean!
An amazing deal, if I could I would buy one this instant.
Did someone say Seiko? Well, it does not have the snob appeal of the EU brands, still horologocally genki!
Yes, I'm in on the King Seiko bandwagon too. My 45-8010 from Nov 1969.
A neat attribute of this hacking 36000 hi beat movement is that it doesn't start running till the winding is fully completed. With the last gentle bump of the crown against the fully wound spring, the movement finally kicks off.
Pulled this out after many months.... not sure why I left it so long. 6138 1977.
Will hitch to the KS bandwagon
A couple that I picked up right before the sell off. I'm afraid the SARB029 is going to have to go.
Good time to sell a SARB prices have soared higher than I ever imagined
I know. It will appear on the Private Watch Sales forum as soon as it's approved by the mods.
Since I only just got my first ever Seiko ,
The King 4502-8000... can anyone tell me who has both the Grand and King versions of the cal 45x ; if the “finishing” of the GS is much better than the KS.. it seemed like , for similar looking ref’s the Grands were seemingly always more expensive ( when I was looking ) ... what can you share with this novice regarding the 2 Seikos ..
time to give Seiko/GS a home!
Seiko for a long time has been in spilt into two factories. The Suwa & Daini factories fight for dominance and this is why there is both a King and Grand Seiko. It is kinda like something like GM where Pontiac and Chevrolet fight for market expect with Seiko they were quite independent of each other and were not at different price points. The King Seiko was Daini & the Grand Seiko was Suwa. By the 70s the King Seiko had passed and Grand Seiko faded with the digital rise and was restarted in the 90s. Among the Seiko fans there is a spilt in who prefers what between the two with Daini being the underdog of sorts. I do own a lot more Suwa than Daini. You can always tell Suwa V Daini with Suwa having an odd circle with two little lines jotting out(look at smitty's post last Tuesday with the 6138) and Daini an weird s.
Thank you AveConscienta...I have read a little about Seiko’s in house competition and separate production facilities ( that’s an amazing concept in of itself )... do the watches seem different in build quality; movement finishing or dial/ case work ?
I know this is a bit rhetorical because all watchmakers have difference price points etc... but I think it’s interesting that Seiko had two in house setups back then.
Due to the vast range of stuff made over the years and the competition factor it is hard to definitely say which is quote "best", but I would rate Suwa as overall higher quality with better design. Today Seiko is still spilt with Seiko Epson(Suwa) & Seiko Instruments(Daini), but the lines are a lot more mirky as Daini restarted Grand Seiko in the late 90s and Suwa originally created Grand Seiko and still makes part of the line up. Overall pretty confusing.
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