Friday, October 11, 2013

VERY RARE 1st KING SEIKO GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)











BRAND/JENAMA : VERY RARE GOLD FILLED 1st GENERATION KING SEIKO DIASHOCK AUTOMATIC
MODEL :44-2000
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB VERY RARE 25 JEWELS CAL. 44A MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT
ORIGIN/BUATAN : JAPAN
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 880088 (Favourite Chineese Lucky Ong numbers)
CIRCA/TAHUN :August 1958
CASING/KEMASAN : 14K GOLD FILLED CASE
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND RARE NO DATE KING SEIKO - HACKING SYSTEM
DIAL: CHAMPAGNE CREAM
BEZEL/CROWN: GOLD FILLED
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL,CASEBACK, MOVEMENT WITH KING SEIKO KS logo
BAND/TALI :
RARE 1960's NEW OLD STOCK SEIKO GOLD PLATED BARCELET FIT 8" WRIST (bracelet itself cost USD150)
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 18mm
LENS/CERMIN : HARDLEX MINERAL CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 37mm WITH CROWN X 39mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT TESTED THE RUBBER SEAL IS STILL THERE AND NOT HARDENED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION
RARE KING SEIKO WITH MINT GOLD SHEILD SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTOR
PRICE/HARGA: SOLD(TO NICK FROM NILAI)
LISTING: RM2,700.00 SOLD:2000

BRIEF INFORMATION ON SEIKO WRISTWATCHES

The company started with the name Seiko in 1938. However, the original ancestor of the company was a business run by a local clockmaker in Tokyo by the name, Kintaro Hattori. The business was named K. Hattori and later it evolved into a company by the name Seiko corporation, Tokyo. The business originally started as a clock and jewellery shop and in 1892. It began production of clocks under the name Seikosha, which later evolved into Seiko.
Initially the company was named K. Hattori & Co in 1918 and was later named as Hattori Seiko & Co in 1983. Finally, in 1990 it became Seiko corporations. It established various companies under its name such as Seiko Watch Corporation, and became a holding corporation in 2001 and was finally named as Seiko Holdings Corporation in 2007. Although the company produces many different types of clocks and watches, it is particularly famous for its wristwatches.
In 1924, the first watch under the name Seiko was produced. Seiko also has the honour of producing the first quartz watch in the world under the name Astron. Thus by this fact only, one can get a basic idea of the rank of Seiko watches in the world of wristwatches. When this watch was first introduced, its cost was more than that of a medium sized car. However, this watch was a breakthrough in technology and set a new standard, which is being followed to this day.
In 1985 Seiko and orient watches set up a joint factory, which produces millions of watches each year. Seiko watches are known for their reliability and accuracy in time keeping, which is why their watches have been used for official time keeping in major sports events and the Olympic Games, which is also an honourable rank for the company.
The company produces different lines of watches of which, the most famous are Seiko 5, Grand Seiko, King Seiko and Credor. Collectors, due to their high esteem and unique features, treasure these watches as prized possessions. Seiko mechanical watches are especially considered as prized possession by collectors. When it comes to Seiko classic watches, the older a watch, the more precious it is.
Seiko wristwatches range from 50$ to 100,000$, which is certainly a price tag for luxury and high esteem. The Seiko kinetic watches being produced these days take the major portion of their sales in the modern era as they combine the self-energising feature of automatic watches with the high accuracy of quartz in time keeping.

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