King Seiko Chronometer Special 5246-6060 from 1973 (Rare and Serviced)

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The King Seiko Chronometer Special 5246-6060 is easily one of the rarest King Seiko available with prices going higher than some vintage Grand Seiko.

The greatest factor for its popularity is the vertical brushed teal dial. The finishing on the dial allows the watch dial to adorn in different shades of blue as light hits it at different angles and intensity.

The word "Special" printed on the dial is no marketing gimmick. Vintage Seiko watches with the word "Special" printed on the dial signifies a higher standard of regulation on the movement of the particular calibre.

Produced by Seiko's Daini factory, the 5200 series calibres are high end automatic watch movement produced as their last attempt in winning the competition against the Suwa factory.

Other than its superior accuracy the calibre 5246 also features instant date change which is highly celebrated by fellow collectors.

Even though the Daini factory is no longer around, the innovation of 5200 calibres continue to live on in Seiko's 4s calibres as seen in Credors and “Red Alpinist” series.

The watch was professionally serviced in July 2020 and is running chronometer grade accuracy.

The watch is in mint condition with little signs of usage seen other than common hairline scratches seen on the case. A new double domed sapphire crystal has been installed for extra clarity.

The watch comes on a matching Seiko bracelet.

Serial number has been covered for privacy.

Diameter: 34.8mm
Thickness: 10.8mm
Lug Width: 18mm