King or no king?

Really like this King Seiko but the online bashing about the movement has put me off slightly. I’m not too fussed about it really but I don’t want to part with my money should Seiko upgrade the movement on the next batch. I currently own a Tag F1, Omega Seamaster, Tudor Black Bay 58 39mm, £30 Casio and my last purchase of a Seiko, the one that looks like a Oyster perpetual(sorry I’m being lazy) which was reviewed by Jeni Elle. Some advice would be useful. 
 

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You like what you like. I wouldn't listen to the bashing in my personal opinion. I think if the watch was an Omega, Rolex, AP people would be throwing their wallets at the register. Can you get a Presage with just as nice dial I'm sure but you don't get the same curves and finishing.  

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Have you been able to see one in person? I think it's a bit expensive when comparing specs but I also never got to try the watch. That bracelet looks excellent. From the other watches, you own doesn't look like this would be your largest purchase. Personally, I would wait for them to hit the used market in a few years, however, I really like their design. I don't think Seiko will upgrade the movement anytime soon. I would imagine that before they do that they would make 1 or 2 more watches to fall in the King Seiko line.

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JJMM1983

You like what you like. I wouldn't listen to the bashing in my personal opinion. I think if the watch was an Omega, Rolex, AP people would be throwing their wallets at the register. Can you get a Presage with just as nice dial I'm sure but you don't get the same curves and finishing.  

Thanks guys, I’m not a movement snob and considering the price I might just purchase it. I’m in love with it’s looks, the bracelet and the red dial is stunning. Unfortunately I haven’t seen one in person but I’m sure it’ll be beautiful as my SARX033 a couple years back Which I purchased directly from Japan. This watch is like a girl I dated many years ago in college, she was absolutely beautiful but full of shit. 

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I think it's nice looking watch but overpriced considering the movement,  maybe see if you can get a discount when it's been out for a while. The movement bashing is due to the price & also that originally King Seikos had higher end movements in them. They don't make them like they used to lol

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It’s a bargain King Seiko in terms of the movement…mine has the 6L35 but I’m also hunting the purple version of the mid tier king seiko…

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If you care about the movement, those can be had for cheaper in other watches. I expect the finishing to hold up very well against most other watches though. That's probably where the money went...

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MegaBob

If you care about the movement, those can be had for cheaper in other watches. I expect the finishing to hold up very well against most other watches though. That's probably where the money went...

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If you like it, go for it. Buy what you like and want has always “worked” for me. BTW, the only draw back to Seikos, imho, is they can run way out of spec when you first get them. Happened to me on a US Ice Diver Turtle so I sent it back and now it runs well within specs. Took about two weeks from send off to return but worth the hassle. The long standing rumor/opinion is that Seiko fails to regulate mechanical movements before casing them. So....😉

PS: Rate results is one of my pet peeves. 

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Also if you’re really interested on this watch  ask @HotWatchChick69 about it he/she/it can give you an in-depth, play by play, mood changes, inner-subliminal feelings, review about it 😉 and don’t get him/her/they started with movements… 😳

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If you like it and it would make you happy you have your answer :-)  Get it!!  It's gorgeous.  

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Here's what I wrote in a different thread about the 2022 King Seiko:

Here's what I would have to say:

  • If you are a movement snob, then the watch definitely isn't for you
  • I have a bunch of Omega and GS in my collection, and what I've come to decide is that I personally couldn't care less about the movement inside a watch, so long as the movement is reliable.  21,600 or 25,200 or 28,800 or 36,000 vph?  Don't give 2 sh*ts.  The movement can bend space/time and create wormholes to Narnia?  Not a fan of the C.S. Lewis series.  So long as it's reliable and easy / cheap to service and maintain, and I'm all good.  In fact, I'm slowly divesting myself of all my GS hi-beat movement watches, 'cause I just don't care about the movement - unless it's spring drive, but even then, only because of the smooth sweep of the seconds hand...  it's just crazy mesmerizing and great for controlling my ADHD
  • If you don't care about the movement, then the only things left to care about are a) design, b) fit and finish, and c) comfort on the wrist, yeah?  
  • a) Design - If you're into the 60's aesthetic, but want modern reliability, can't think of a better choice
  • b) Fit and finish - Out of this world good.  I can't tell the difference between this and my GS watches on that front
  • c) Comfort - That's all subjective.  But, at 37mm diameter and 42.5mm lug-to-lug, it's gonna fit nearly every wrist out there.  And, the 7-link bracelet articulates amazingly, and is super breathable, so perfectly comfortable in hot weather.  Finally, all the links are effectively "half link" sized, so again, lots of articulation and comfort and designed for easy fitting

Hope that helps!

Put it on a dark brown leather strap, and it really pops.  The finishing is out of this world good!!!

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Ichibunz

It’s a bargain King Seiko in terms of the movement…mine has the 6L35 but I’m also hunting the purple version of the mid tier king seiko…

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Feeling the purple too...but you're in range for alot of other stuff at that point

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BtownB9

Feeling the purple too...but you're in range for alot of other stuff at that point

i agree hence you go with a watch that will speak to you like this one, this one speaks to me in a sexy, lusTy voice..”helllooo ichi… you and I are meant to be and we can look sexy together 🥰…foreva !!” And I picture her looking at me like this

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If it tells time, its a beaut!

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My only problem with it is the price puts it squarely in competition with Longines and Oris. I like the new KS, but I don't think I would choose it where it's positioned (would probably rather keep going to get a Grand Seiko).

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I like the watch but the brand confuses me.  I can't figure how it fits within Seiko.  It will probably all work its way out eventually.