King Seiko Chronometer 56KS Hi-Beat Tropical Dial

King Seiko Chronometer 56KS Hi-Beat Tropical Dial

SKU: VWS-1658

Here is a fabulous, all original King Seiko 56KS Hi-Beat Chronometer from 1973. The silver sunburst dial has taken on a stunning purple patina in what is known as a tropical dial. It has steel Seiko and KS logos and steel strip hour markers with black contrast, double at 12 o’clock. The original dial color can be seen around the center and the hour markers in particular. The steel baton hands have the central black contrast stripe while the seconds hand is completely black. The steel framed window at 3 o’clock displays the quick-set date. The quick-set should only be used with the hands at the bottom half of the dial.


The stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with some overall wear, perhaps most notable at around 3 and 5 o’clock. The stainless case with the original KS crown and heavy, faceted lugs is in fine condition with light overall wear, mostly towards the lugs. The stainless steel case back has the KS engraving and is in fine condition with a few marks of wear.


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


Inside the watch, Seiko’s high grade 5626B movement ticks away at the then very high frequency of 28800 beats per hour, beating strongly and accurately to within about +-8 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in March 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


The unusual purple color on the dial makes it really stand out on the wrist, and the color matched strap only emphasizes it. This is a watch that you will love to admire on your wrist and it will serve you well for years to come.



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 56KS
    Reference number  5625-7041
    Code    VWS-1658
    Movement    Automatic Winding
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material    Leather
    Year    1973
    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 Winding
    Movement/Caliber   Seiko 5625B
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    25
    Frequency  28800 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    36.5 x 42 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Mineral Glass
    Dial    Silver
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

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

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-Set