Collection: Vintage King Seiko

The first King Seiko was released in 1961, the year after the first Grand Seiko. The first King Seikos were manual winding, with 25-jewel movements, that were not internally tested chronometers. This was followed by the release of the 44KS in 1964. The 44KS was a remake of the 44GS with a manual winding movement - 18,000 bph, and a screwdown case back. In 1968, the 45KS was introduced, a hi-beat movement meant to compete with the 45GS but generally less accurate and with less finishing. The Grand Seiko was also chronometer grade, in general King Seiko was always slightly under King Seiko in terms of accuracy and finishing - made in the Daini factory. And while the first two were produced by Daini, one of the most impressive King Seikos, the 56KS, was actually made by Suwa! The 56KS, the one on sale (5626 movement), was introduced in 1968 and featured an automatic, 28,800 bph movement with 25 jewels and a 47-hour power reserve. It was also used in the Grand Seiko, Lord Matic, and Seiko chronometers. The 56KS watches were all marked ‘Hi-Beat’ on the dial despite being only 28,800 bph (instead of 36,000). The 56KS was made until 1975...
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  • Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 45-7010 Serviced
    Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 45-7010 Serviced - Toronto Vintage Watches
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  • Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat Chronometer 45-8010 Serviced
    Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat Chronometer 45-8010 Serviced, King Seiko Hi-Beat Chronometer 45-8010 - Toronto Vintage Watches
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  • Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 45-8000 Serviced
    Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 45-8000 Serviced, King Seiko 45-8000 - Toronto Vintage Watches
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  • Vintage King Seiko Superior Hi-Beat Chronometer 4502-8010 Serviced
    Vintage King Seiko Superior Hi-Beat Chronometer 4502-8010 Serviced, King Seiko Superior Hi-Beat Chronometer 4502-8010 - Toronto Vintage Watches
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  • Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 5626-7113 Serviced
    Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 5626-7113 Serviced, King Seiko 5626-7113 - Toronto Vintage Watches
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  • Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 5626-7070 Gold Cap Serviced
    King Seiko Hi-Beat 5626-7070, Vintage King Seiko Hi-Beat 5626-7070 Gold Cap Serviced - Toronto Vintage Watches
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