King Seiko 52KS Special Chronometer

King Seiko 52KS Special Chronometer

SKU: VWS-1693

Here is a wonderful and rare, all original King Seiko 52KS Special Chronometer from 1972. The black dial is in excellent condition, with steel Seiko and KS logos. It has faceted steel bar hour markers, double at 12 o’clock. The tapered dauphine hands with black contrast stripes down the middle are in very fine condition. The hack stops the seconds hand when the crown is pulled out to set the time. The steel framed window at 3 o’clock displays the quick-set date and weekday. The weekday is in Kanji and English with blue lettering for Saturday and red for Sunday. Note that the quick-set of the date winds the movement at the same time.


The stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with some overall wear, most notable at the top. The heavy stainless steel C-shape case with the original KS crown and integrated lugs is in fine condition, with sharp angles and facets and some overall wear, most notable at around 6 o’clock. The brushed stainless steel case back is in very fine condition with only light wear.


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


Inside the watch, Seiko’s high grade 5246A 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.


KS chronometers are quite rare and the KS Special adds something different indeed. This watch sits perfectly on the wrist with its chunky case and beautiful dial. It is great as a daily driver or 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 5246-6000
    Code    VWS-1693
    Movement    Automatic
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material    Leather
    Year    1972
    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   Seiko 5246A
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    25
    Frequency  28800 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    35.5 x 40 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Mineral Glass
    Dial    Navy Blue
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Leather
    Bracelet color    Black
    Lug width    18 mm 
    Clasp    Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions

    Date, Weekday

  • Others

    Central seconds, Quick Set, Only Original Parts