The King Seiko is back...

Feb 21, 2021,11:40 AM

It’s been a hectic weekend between yesterday still being a workday and two birthday parties of one of our children, so I hardly managed to run WS properly, let alone get many spare moments for a breather. And almost all were used up in a quick dash to the Boutique to pick up the freshly arrived King Seiko SJE083. 

Haven’t worn it yet, or even removed all of the wrapping or tags but wanted to share a first picture. 

It’s nice to see the dressier side of things also being taken care off at Seiko and the piece is a great 140th anniversary celebration reissue of one of the more significant watches from the company’s history. 

It might not fully convince in pictures, with the date being the obvious break with its ancestor but in all honesty Seiko is only slowly adopting the idea of leaving the date out on certain limited edition pieces. 

The polishing is very sharp (can see nicely how the tie reflects of the lug and case) the sunburst dial and the flat polished hands offer an excellent legibility in spite of the low contrast. And fortunately they went for a solid case back, which was a correct decision IMHO. 

The movement is a 6L35, which offers a healthy PR of 70 hours and probably decades of trouble free operation. 

Now if one of the following weekends is better, I will try posting a review, too 🤞🏻

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 By: agyzace : February 21st, 2021-12:26
I recently was considering it. If only for the date... But still I think it is a great one! Enjoy it in the best of health, Alex

Thanks a lot Alex!

 By: KMII : February 22nd, 2021-01:06
The date was bothering me much more on pictures than in real life 😊

Sounds great!

 By: agyzace : February 22nd, 2021-02:31
Really looking forward to many more pics of this beauty! Alex

Huge Congrats again my friend, with your new KS and with your fam 🤗

 By: Watchonthewrist : February 21st, 2021-12:46
Hope you will enjoy this elegant and beautiful KS later this week and show us some great wrist shots .

Will do so!

 By: KMII : February 22nd, 2021-01:08
Will need to find occasions to break it in without the kids participating 😉Especially our son is in a watch modification stage (he’s 3,5) 😂

Keeping an eye on KS reissues . . .

 By: Dr No : February 21st, 2021-13:27
. . . and hoping for a black dial variant sans date. As reverential I am for GS, I'm really more attuned towards KS. Elegant to a point, and then full stop. Attentively, Art

I hope that is yet to come, Art!

 By: KMII : February 22nd, 2021-01:09
Would be a great piece indeed 👍🏻

Cannot agree more 😊

 By: KMII : February 22nd, 2021-01:09

Looks good

 By: jml_watches : February 21st, 2021-15:18
And I'm pleased they went with the gold medallion too. Looking forward to the review 😊 Cheers JML

Yes, fully agree on the medallion 👍🏻

 By: KMII : February 22nd, 2021-01:09
Will do my best on the review, too 😊

Old or New, King Seikos are shaking up the watch world

 By: cazalea : February 21st, 2021-16:05
At least yours and mine Nice catch Mike ...  

Speaking of old...

 By: KMII : February 22nd, 2021-01:11
Mine now certainly requires a service 🤷🏻‍♂️ ...