Vintage Seiko King Quartz 5856-7020 Fully Working from 1978 + Vintage Bracelet
Fully working, keeping excellent accuracy with a new battery.Day/Date quickset works perfectly.The caseback has 5856-7020 printed on it but the dial has 5856-7030R printed on it.
Lovely condition with a beautiful linen texture dial that has darkened unevenly with age. It also shows some small marks, the worst of which is between the 11 & 12 at the edge. None of these detract from the overall look.
The black hands and applied chiselled hour indices are in excellent condition.
The crystal is unmarked and completely clean. The bezel has some scratches as would be expected from a 42 year old watch and has one deeper scratch near the crown but none of that detracts from the overall look.
The case also retains its sharp edges but shows signs of use all over with one or two deeper dents.
The original signed crown is secure and precise and works appropriately in all positions.The caseback and battery hatch are in excellent clean condition.
The Bambi bracelet is in nice clean condition without any obvious stretching with a secure clasp. These were a common replacement for the original Seiko bracelets and give a very similar look.
Overall this is a very tidy watch that has seen some life. The dial has aged unevenly, leaving an area from the centre to the day/date window lighter than the rest, and there are also a few blemishes on the dial. The non Seiko bracelet is in nice clean serviceable condition and is an excellent replacement for the original that hardly changes the overall look at all.
Somehow none of this really detracts from the look of the watch on the wrist. Personally I quite like a watch that has lived a little – it is over 40 years old and with a user accessible battery hatch and modern batteries, the linen texture dial is lovely and provides wonderful legibility against the black hands. This well proportioned watch retains that all important grammar of design sharpness that makes such a handsome, easy to wear every day high quality vintage King Seiko!
- Diameter w/o crown = 33.6 mm
- Diameter with crown = 35.6 mm
- Lug to Lug = 39.8 mm
- Lug Width = 18 mm
- Thickness = 8.3 mm