King Seiko 1st generation Special Dial

King Seiko 1st generation Special Dial

SKU: VWS-1697

Here is a fabulous , all original 1st generation King Seiko from 1963. The brushed silver “Special dial” dial has taken on a wonderful bronze patina and looks spectacular, with wide and chunky solid gold hour markers, double at 12 o’clock. There are a few marks around the dial, perhaps most notable just below the King Seiko logo and at the 7 and 11 o’clock hour markers. The faceted golden dauphine hands are in very fine condition.


The 14K gold filled bezel is in very fine condition with only light overall wear. The 14K gold filled case with the original crown and elegant, long lugs is in fine condition, with some overall wear both at the lugs and on the sides. The 14K gold filled case back has a well preserved gold shield medallion and is in very fine condition with light overall wear.


The watch comes on an after market leather strap of good quality.


Inside the watch, Seiko’s high grade KS movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +-12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in April 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


The first generation KS with the Special Dial is not easy to find anymore and it is easy to see why. The clean and classic design coupled with the historic importance of the watch makes this a wonderful watch to wear as part of a regular rotation schedule.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    Seiko
    Model    King Seiko
    Reference number J14102
    Code    VWS-1697
    Movement    Manual winding
    Case material    Gold/Steel
    Bracelet material    Leather
    Year    1963
    Condition    Very Good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Automatic
    Movement/Caliber   King Seiko
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    25
    Frequency 18000 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    35 x 43 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Gold/Steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Silver
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Leather
    Bracelet color    Brown
    Lug width    18 mm 
    Clasp    Buckle
    Clasp material    Gold/Steel

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts