Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch
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Birthday Watch January 1974! King Seiko 5625B-7113 KS56 HI-BEAT SUWA 25J Gold-Filled Automatic Watch

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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.

Make: Seiko
Type: Automatic
Model: 56KS
Year of Production: January 1974
Movement: 5625
BPH: 28,800
Number of Jewels: 25
Hand and Dial: 3D 14K Solid Gold Baton Indices, Window and Dauphine Hands
Width: 37mm
Lug to Lug Height: 42mm
Thickness: 11mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Strap: Brand-New Hi-Quality Genuine Leather Strap with Gold Buckle
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

According to most reliable online sources, the Seikosha DAINI factory produced the first King Seiko in 1961 to compete with the Grand Seiko made by the Seikosha SUWA that made its debut in 1960. However, the King Seiko 56KS range was produced by the SUWA factory because it is the same movement as the Grand Seiko 56GS!

The Seiko 5625 movement made its debut in 1969, the same year Seiko introduced their quartz range to the world due to the insatiable demand for such watches.

That is why, this is a highly sort-after Collectible because it is a Grand Seiko in disguise! And it is almost non-existent because Seiko stopped producing King Seiko's in 1975 to allow the emergence of the Grand Seiko as the undisputed high-end Seiko watch.

So, for Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, THIS IS A KING SEIKO SUWA in near mint condition. As already mentioned, there are also King Seiko's from DAINI that began King Seiko production before the SUWA factory, so one must be extremely vigilant as to what KS they are purchasing.

Thereby, this 1974 model is one of the last few ever produced before production fully ceased in 1975; hence, it is one of the most updated King Seiko models.

This seldom seen January 1974 King Seiko has a beautiful and immaculately preserved Ivory-White sunburst dial in pristine condition after a good clean-up. The 3D 18K gold-filled baton Indices and Chapter Ring are also in superb condition; so too the hands and date window. All had undergone a thorough clean-up.

Its typical cylindrical shaped gold-filled case was buffed as best as possible albeit a few minor scratches that are barely noticeable to the naked eye. The crystal was given a good rub and is almost spotless as well.

The crown is located at the traditional 3H position and is nicely tucked away to prevent damage or snags. The date quickset works flawlessly via the traditional method of pulling out the crown to the first and second level to adjust the date and time respectively.

The movement was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned, oiled and re-assembled in April 2022. In short, it was given a complete service and not a standard touch-up service, and should be able to operate without hinderance for the next 5 to 10 years at the very least thereby providing the owner peace of mind.

Equipped with the highly prized 5625 movement, it has 25 Jewels and operate at 28,800 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent longevity and accuracy. The time-grapher shows excellent readings ie rate of -5 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 195! Such readings are exceptional even by brand new modern automatic watch standards whereby the acceptable tolerance is -20 to + 40 seconds a day! This is a testament to the quality, excellent power reserve and longevity for such a vintage timepiece, and of course the meticulous care provided over the years.

The watch also comes with a brand new hi-quality crocodile designed genuine black leather strap with gold buckle.

The case width and height are approximately 37mm (without crown) and 42mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the strap can accommodate wrists up to 21.0cm; hence, the watch size is suitable for men and the modern women.

Due to its age, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested.

The pictures provided show the watch in near mint condition, and the movement within squeaky clean and well maintained. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box, so an after-market box / case is provided.

Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and preserved for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.

Yes, there are many other same / similar models in the market, BUT none as beautifully aged and as well maintained as what you see here. Hence, it is a no-brainer that this one-of-a-kind watch will make an extremely beautiful birthday present for someone dear born in the month of January 1974! Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.

This is a highly sort-after King Seiko 5625-7113 Gold Filled Hi-Beat Automatic Watch in superb condition; so, be unique and wear something that is almost impossible to source.

King Seiko 5625-7113 1974 January SUWA "Hi-Beat" 28,800BHP 25J, Gold-Filled Automatic COLLECTORS ITEM Wrist Watch Timepiece

 

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