Theres the pics of it, finally had to get an image shack account. Anyway my story behind it was I finally had the cash for a king seiko that iv been wanting for a while and then I accidentally found this and it has everything i wanted and i just thank it beautiful and very well made
They only appear in the 1976 JDM catalogue, so they were probably only made in 1976. There were 6 different models. It's speculated that they were made to use up the last of the calibre 5626 King Seiko movements after the King Seikos were discontinued in 1975. As Lord Matics, they were a bit cheaper than the King Seikos, but had dials unlike those found in King Seikos. They have a similar case to the 5606-7190 Lord Matic.
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2019 9:14:09 GMT -8 by huangcjz
Here is the catalogue image of all 6 models, from Page 36 of Volume 1 from the first half of the year: imgur.com/a/va8fIWb
I should have been clearer - there are 3 of them which share the same case design, the -8140 case, but have different dial designs, two in stainless steel, the LAK020, which is the one you have, and the LAK010, which has an off-white, slightly beige colour rice-paper-textured dial, and the Seiko Gold Plate LAK804, which has a vertically-striped dial. You have already seen the Snowflake 8200 dial in the -8150 or -8160 case shape that you didn't like. There is also a blue sun-burst -8180 dial in the -8150 case shape with hooded lugs.
Really like the applied arabic hour markers. Didn't know they made one in the 5626 line
I don't think they're applied, like on the 5740C Lord Marvel. I think they're stamped through from the back of the dial, and then painted black on top, like with Zeke's 7009. You can see some areas around the black painting which look white on the surface of the numerals. It can be difficult to tell stamped markers apart from applied markers if they're done well - like with the NOMOS Orion, where only the models with the date have applied markers, and all other models without the date have stamped markers, with the markers plated with gold in both cases, whether stamped or applied.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2019 8:07:14 GMT -8 by huangcjz