2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
Ref: SPB281J1 (6R31-00D0)

2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dail 37mm Automatic SPB281J1
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
£950.00
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Specification

Reference : SPB281J1
Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R31
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : July 2022
Case Size : 37mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 43.5mm
Lugs : 
19mm
Condition :
Pre-Owned 
Box & Papers :
Box & Papers
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its King Seiko box, swing tag, travel pouch, and paperwork. It comes paired with its original Seiko 19mm brushed multi-link stainless steel bracelet and signed push-button release concealed butterfly clasp; all links are provided. The watch is from July 2022 and is sold in worn but fair condition, as you can see. It comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 2022 King Seiko Brushed Grey Dial Automatic SPB281J1, a modern reinterpretation of the King Seiko KSK from 1965. It has a brushed and polished 37mm stainless steel case that gently curves over your wrist with flat-ended angled tapered lugs, and a distinctive angular chamfer edge leads to a lug-to-lug length of 43.5mm and a case thickness of 12mm, ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed coin-edged crown. A smooth, polished, and brushed bezel holds a box sapphire crystal AR coated on the inside, in keeping with its vintage aesthetic. The grey dial has an attractive vertical brushed texture. An outer minute track surrounds applied polished steel baton indexes with chamfer edges, and the double batons at 12 o’clock have a hatched pattern that magically plays with the light as you rotate your wrist. Elegant steel dauphine hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock, the Seiko motif is applied, and at 6 o’clock, “King Seiko Automatic”, printed in black, completes this vintage-inspired versatile timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the details of the watch etched around its edge and an embossed King Seiko shield in the centre, inside an automatic Seiko Cal. 6R31, 24 jewels, beating at 21,600 beats per hour, this movement has hand winding and hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes paired with its original Seiko 19mm brushed multi-link stainless steel bracelet and signed push-button release concealed butterfly clasp; all links are provided, and this watch is sold with its King Seiko box, swing tag, travel pouch, and paperwork.


Personal Note

This King Seiko, reference SPB281J1, has a striking brushed grey dial which gives the watch a wonderfully monochromatic look on and off the wrist, perfectly matched with the stainless steel bracelet, but there is no doubt this watch would look just as good on a range of straps and colours. I would not hesitate to add this reference to your collection, these King Seiko's are without doubt punching well above their price point!


The Brand

Seikos' history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892, Seikosha was established to make wall clocks, and in 1895, they produced their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924, the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959). In 1956, Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph monopusher. Not stopping there, Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch, the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Calibre 6217, which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches.