King Seiko Chronometer Special 5246-7000 from 1972

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For sale is a hardly seen Seiko 5246-7000.

The King Seiko Chronometer Special 5246-7000 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 linen grey dial. 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.

Being a JDM reference, the watch comes with the highly sought after English/Kanji day wheel.

The watch is in well worn condition with signs of usage seen across the case. Aging can be seen across the dial that is more obvious under certain lighting. A brand new crystal has been installed for clarity.

The watch comes on a brand new handmade top grained leather strap.

Serial number has been covered for privacy.

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