I just want to write a quick review for this vintage watch, King Seiko 5626-723A. I just get this watch around nine days ago, from a local seller. Well let's start the quick overview, please enjoy this first review...
Type : King Seiko
Movement : 5626-723A Day Date version
Love the kanji day wheel :)
28,800 bph makes it one of the small population of high beat vintage
Dial : clear white, it's not the usual attractive sunburst white dial that normally Seiko watches have, just a simple white dial.
When looking at the dial at normal lamp, it will be look like a white ceramic,
but if the light is strong enough or under bright sunlight, a dot textured will appear, and makes it looks sooo classy.
Markers just consist of simple thin bars, while some other KS variant have thicker bars.
Hands have black lines, except the second hand.
Case : I get this piece not in a mint condition, seems like the previous owner used it as daily beater, then there a a lot of scratches all around the case (there's one a deep scratch actually sigh) and there's part that peeled off. But overall, a nice slim case with a lot of textures. The curved lugs makes it like a winged watch, while the bezel have a pie shape, the diameter is larger at the upper part, and smaller at the lower part.
Crystal : acrylic flat crystal, which have a side faceted around the diameter, and positioned pop up from the watch
Crown : signed KS
Size : 35.5 mm diameter w/o crown, 37mm with crown
lug to lug 40mm
lug size 18mm
Caseback : standard flat caseback, no KS coined sign
Eventhough come from 1973, this watch is really good time keeper, actually i compare for half a day with my other piece 7S26 and 6R15 which keeps the same accuracy.
Some articles said that this KS movement considered in high quality movement just placed under GS types during 60's - 70's, with the high beat movement but small and compact size, it must built the classy and exotic image that time.
Enjoy the pics ...