King Seiko Chronometer Special 5246-7000 from 1972 (Grey Linen Dial)

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Presenting the rarely seen Seiko 5246-7000, a true gem in the realm of King Seiko timepieces.

Renowned for its scarcity, the King Seiko Chronometer Special 5246-7000 commands attention, with prices reaching heights that rival some vintage Grand Seiko models.

At the heart of its allure lies the captivating linen grey dial, a hallmark of distinction. The designation "Special" emblazoned on the dial is far from mere marketing; it signifies a superior standard of movement regulation, characteristic of vintage Seiko timepieces bearing this revered moniker.

Crafted by Seiko's esteemed Daini factory, the 5200 series calibres represent the pinnacle of automatic watch movement technology, representing a last-ditch effort to outshine their counterparts at the Suwa factory.

Beyond its exceptional accuracy, the calibre 5246 boasts the coveted instant date change feature, cherished by discerning collectors worldwide.

While the Daini factory may be a relic of the past, the legacy of the 5200 calibres lives on in Seiko's modern iterations, such as the revered Credors and the iconic "Red Alpinist" series.

As a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) reference, this timepiece includes the highly sought-after English/Kanji day wheel, adding to its exclusivity.

Presented in a well-worn condition, this watch bears the marks of its journey, with signs of usage etched across the case. Patina graces the dial, adding character that shines under certain lighting conditions. To ensure clarity, a brand-new crystal has been meticulously installed.

Completing this ensemble is a brand-new handmade top-grained leather strap, adding a touch of bespoke craftsmanship to this remarkable timepiece.

For the sake of privacy, the serial number has been discreetly covered.

Here are the essential specifications of this exceptional watch:

- Diameter: 34.5mm
- Thickness: 9.3mm
- Lug Width: 18mm