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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.
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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