The King has entered the blog;) In the 1960’s Seiko wanted too show the world what they where capable of making. Seiko created two marques that would be produced at two different factories that could internaly compete to make the best watch. The Suwa factory produced the Grand Seiko and Daini facotry made the King Seiko. This internal rivalry lead to Seiko producing advanced Hi-beat monsters that were out-performing the top swiss brands when it came to accuracy. This lasted into the quarts revolution where both lines had King and Grand quartz, but after some time both lines where discontinued. In 1998 Seiko relaunched the Grand Seiko, but that’s a different story;)
I always liked the look of the Seiko calibre 44 with it’s micro regulator and balance bridge. So I could not resist when I found something that looked like a decent example.