Accessories: New Crystal installed - original included; Original XQB 060 VANAC Bracelet; VANAC box. King Seikos were produced between 1963 to the early 1970s and most of the automatics featured the Cal.
56 movement from Suwa factory. A few late production King Seikos such as the Vanac series contained the Cal.5246 and 5256 movements that would later be resurrected in the famous modern vintage 4S automatic line in the 1990s. These chronometer grade Special movement were considered to stand nearly toe-to-toe with Grand Seikos. Based on the serial this watch dates to November 1972. 5246A is a serialized movement that features 25 Jewels, day/date complication and runs Hi-beat at 28,800 bph. The original faceted grey-tint mineral crystal is included but I had my watchmaker secure an install a third party replacement, so it's in perfect shape! Unique black-grey linen dial in very good shape with some minor aging. KS signed crown is in very good shape, manually winds smooth and quickset date works with no issues; one quirk of this movement is the quickset day also manually winds the watch; the day and date both quickflip at midnight. Case and caseback are unpolished so there's a few scratches; still very presentable for a vintage. Movement looks clean; so aging on the rotor; the watch does keep decent time on the wrist for when manually wound, it drifts slow in the winder; service recommended if you plan to use it daily. The original reptilian XQB 060 VANAC bracelet it easily fits my 7.5 inch wrist with all two microadjustments available; there are no extra links. This is unique King Seiko Special VANAC is not everyone's taste but hidden behind the funky 70's dial is a Seiko chronometer grade movement that would be resurrected in the 1990's 4S series. With a service, this can make for a great funky vintage for your collection! Addendum: I made an error in noting the box was included in as an Accessory.
As pictured, there is no box included. The item "Rare Linen Black King Seiko Special VANAC 5246-6040 25J Hi-Beat New Crystal" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "hi_bri" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.