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King Seiko KSK SJE083J1 Limited Edition

Post by koimaster » April 3rd 2021, 9:58pm

Friday, April 2, 2021
King Seiko KSK SJE083J1 Limited Edition (or SDKA001) - First Class and Carries itself Well Beyond its Price Point, A Review (plus Video)

A century is a long time. In 2021, Seiko will be celebrating its 140th years in operations since it was first established in 1881. To mark this momentous occasion, Seiko has in store a number of new and exiting models. One of the most anticipated release is a revival of one of its famous sub-brand and model, the 1965 King Seiko KSK.

The last time Seiko recreated a model under the old King Seiko sub-brand was in the year 2000 with the launched of the SCVN001 as part of the Seiko Historical Collection of that year. Twenty years later, on 8 December 2020, Seiko announced the second official recreation of the King Seiko line.

This second recreation is designated the SJE083J1 (in Japan the reference is SDKA001). Called the King Seiko KSK, it is based on the 1965 model of the same name. KSK is an abbreviation of the name “King Seiko Kisei-Tsuki”. This special limited edition watch revives the 1965 Reference 44-9990, or the “44KS”. I was fortunate to get my hands on one via my good friend at AWG in Mid Valley.


The History

In the 1960s, Seiko created two luxury sub-brands headquartered in two separate subsidiaries created in 1959 to create innovation and competition. The Suwa Seikosha (now known as Seiko Epson Corporation) production facility was tasked with the design and production of the Grand Seiko line while the Dainin Seikosha (now known as Seiko Instruments Inc) production facility was tasked with the design and production of the King Seiko line. The Suwa Seikosha plant started first in 1960 while the Dainin Seikosha started a year later in 1961.


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Re: King Seiko KSK SJE083J1 Limited Edition

Post by jason_recliner » April 4th 2021, 4:54pm

codguy wrote:
April 4th 2021, 10:01am
No doubt a fine watch, but the days of silver handsets on silver dial has lost me years ago
Yeah I understand that reservation. I'm lucky enough to still have 20/20 but presumably that won't last forever. I wore my KS 45 to church for Easter mass - Sunday best and all that - and had no problem checking the time on a bright sunny morning. In low light conditions, however, it's not very legible at all.
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Re: King Seiko KSK SJE083J1 Limited Edition

Post by jason_recliner » April 4th 2021, 4:58pm

The caseback, the buckle... I'm nursing a stiffy the size of a AA battery over here. Pure watch porn.

The price is even reasonable. Still well out of my league, unfortunately, but US3k for the second KS in 21 years is extremely fair.
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