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  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
  • “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001
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“King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001

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Ever since its founding in 1881, Seiko’s remarkable history of horological innovations and quality watch manufacturing has grown to be illustrious in the world of watches. Japanese watchmaker Kintaro Hattori has established a brand that became a legend highly respected by watch collectors globally. As Seiko moved forward to the 1960s, the company flourished with the emergence of countless iconic models such as the first Grand Seiko in 1960 and Japan’s first ever professional dive watch in 1965. These historic designs paved the way for many modern day Seiko watches that are enjoyed by many today.


Seiko “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ltd Ed 3000pcs Ref. SDKA001 / SJE083

At the end of the Second Great War, all of Seiko’s watch production factories were tragically destroyed, except for one—the Suwa Seikosha factory in Nagano Prefecture. Suwa Seikosha was most renowned for its work in the creation of the Grand Seiko, a name that triumphed as their luxury lineup of high-end timepieces. Daini Seikosha, a second Seiko factory, was eventually rebuilt as a separate subsidiary that was later conceived as a rival against Suwa’s Grand Seiko to drive in-house competition for the best designs. The watches that the Daini Seikosha factory developed are none other than the distinguished “King Seiko”. Even though Suwa reigned as the winner, King Seiko continues to be highly sought after today by vintage Seiko collectors for its fine craftsmanship comparable to the Grand Seiko of the time. 


The King Seiko perfectly symbolizes Seiko’s unceasing effort for excellence in watchmaking, contributing to a rich history that brought Seiko to greater heights. The year 2021 marks the 140th Anniversary of Seiko’s watchmaking journey. In celebration of this momentous milestone, Seiko reissued their second generation of Daini Seikosha’s King Seiko watches from 1965 that will definitely excite hardcore Seiko fans. Commonly known as the “King Seiko Kisei-Tsuki”, or “KSK” for short, this special batch of limited edition watches revives the 1964’s classic Ref.44-9990, or the “44KS”, with incredible modern touches that lives up to its former glory.


Seiko's Caliber 6L35

No expenses were spared when it came to bringing back a model that emphasized quality and precision. The stainless steel case of the Seiko “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ref. SDKA001 comes in a graceful 38.1mm diameter, a thickness of 11.4mm and a lug to lug distance of 44.7mm. Although being slightly larger than the original, the reissue wears elegantly on the wrist, perfect as a sleek dress watch for the modern gentlemen. The case is unbelievably refined with strikingly defined angles, thanks to the adoption of Daini’s very own Taro Tanaka’s “Grammar Of Design”, giving this piece a contemporary appearance nobody would have guessed came from the 60s. Besides, the original 44-9990 was the first King Seiko to benefit from this stringent design tenets.


This beautiful reissue gleams with brilliance as a result of Seiko’s signature Zaratsu polishing throughout the case, exhibiting a distortion-free ultra clear mirror finish that will take your breath away. The case retains the distinct shape of the original while incorporating a mix of flat and faceted corners on the lugs flawlessly catches the light in different angles. With such a stunning finish, Seiko treated the stainless steel case with a protective super-hard scratch-resistant coating which enhances durability of the watch. The crown at the 3 o’clock position, as well as the buckle on the stark black 20mm crocodile leather strap is prominently signed with Seiko’s vintage-style logo - a highly desirable trait for vintage Seiko collectors.

Unbelievably refined with strikingly defined angles
The dial is where the “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ref. SDKA001 really shines, displaying a spectacular sunray silver dial finished with fine brushing radiating from the centre. Saying the dial portrays incredible attention to detail is an understatement, the broad sharp hands and raised applied indexes is intricately polished to an high standard, looking spotless even on a macro level. The 12 o’clock index stays faithful with the original KSK with a meticulously textured pattern that ensures easy legibility. Seiko embraced the classic vintage font on the dial with “King Seiko” proudly emblazoned. On top of that, the dial is protected by a scratch-resistant boxed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, mimicking the charming retro aesthetic of an acrylic crystal used in the past.

Under the hood, the “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ref. SDKA001 receives notable upgrades for its movement as well. In contrast to the hand-winding movement in the original, the new reissue runs on the in-house Seiko Calibre 6L35 automatic movement, granting the watch an additional date function seen on the 3 o’clock position of the dial. This 26 jewel movement performs extremely well as one of Seiko’s higher-end movements with a 4 Hz beat rate of 28,800 beats per hour and a healthy power reserve of 45 hours. 

The movement is secured by a screw-in case back on the back of the piece, allowing for an adequate water resistance rating of 5 bar (50 meters). Staying true to the original, the case back bears the prestigious King Seiko emblem in a beautiful gold tone. Limited to 3000 pieces, each case back is individually engraved with its own unique serial number that certifies exclusivity.

38mm watch size ideally worn with formal attires
Since its discontinuation almost half a century ago in the 70s, the watch world has never seen another release of a King Seiko ever since. While reissues have been the norm over the past few years, the return of the “King Seiko KSK” Re-Creation 140th Anniversary - Ref. SDKA001 definitely touches the hearts of Seiko fans all over the world. This is certainly a perfect way to commemorate 140 years of magnificent horological history. The premium specifications and immaculate execution in this reissue model shows us exactly why it is worthy to be praised as King.

Specifications

icon-maker
Maker
Seiko Japan
icon-movement
Movement
Caliber 6L35
icon-accuracy_range
Accuracy range
+15/-10 sec per day
icon-dial
Dial
Sunburst silver with applied indexes
icon-case
Case
Stainless steel
icon-crown_type
Crown type
Push-in. Signed Crown
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Lug width
20mm
icon-crystal
Crystal material
Sapphire crystal
icon-strap
Strap
Black Crocodile leather strap
icon-water_resistance
Water resistance
50m
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Dimensions
38.1mm in diameter, 44.7mm lug to lug, 11.4mm thick