King Seiko 5625-7000 TEPCO caseback

King Seiko 5625-7000 TEPCO caseback

Maker: Suwa Seiko

Model: King Seiko 56 

Reference: 5625-7000

Year: October early 1970's

Case No: NA, gift to TEPCO employee

Material: Cap Gold

Dimensions: 36.5mm diameter; 41.5mm lug to lug; 10mm thickness

Crystal: Plexiglass

Lume: None

Caliber: Automatic caliber 5625, 28,800 beats/min hibeat

Service history: NA, running at -21.2 sec/day

Bracelet/Strap: none

Lug Width: 18mm

Box/Papers: None


Overall this is a nice King Seiko with a special provenance. The cap gold case has been polished in the past and has some scratches as well showing some aging but overall is sharp with the lugs still in attractive shape. It showcases beautifully the King Seiko 7000 case series which is famous for its elongated lugs with zaratsu polish. The crown is original. The dial has no visible blemish and  is in very good condition with the original Seiko and KS applied logo looking crisp. The original handset shows slight aging but is in overall good condition. The original caseback has some scratches but the gold medallion is in excellent shape (with minor spotting). The case back is engraved 東京電力株式会社 (Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc.) which is one of Japan's major electric power company that continues to this day to supply electricity to Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto region. The caseback also has a kanji character for "gift", as such, one can deduce that this King Seiko was gifted to an employee at TEPCO.  The movement history is unknown but our watch maker did some minor adjustments/maintenance and is currently running at -21 sec/day. The quick set date wheel is advancing correctly.