1971 Seiko 6138-0011 Automatic Chronograph UFO / "Yachtman" (Resist)

1971 Seiko 6138-0011 Automatic Chronograph UFO / "Yachtman" (Resist)


The term "Yachtman" appears to have been of questionable origin as it pertains to this particular chronograph, and clearly because it looks right at home trackside, far from any body of water suitable for yachting. Without a doubt, the 6138-0011 and its Speed Timer counterpart are 1970's racing for the wrist. This example from March of ‘71 has allowed us our first opportunity to offer an almost impossible to find “Resist” dialed variant, and the dial itself is perfect. In flat black, it’s off set by opposing sub registers in matte silver. The larger of the two counting minutes, and it's smaller partner above tracking hours. The hour and minute hands are contrasted in a bright white, and gliding around the dial, the long and slender yellow sweep. The luminous material is the original and sports an almost khaki patina that’s even throughout. The case is a beastly 44.5mm of sloping contours and smooth case lines. It’s unpolished, and the original finishes can still be seen. The bezel is finished in black with a fiery metallic red inner track scaling the tachymeter. This one is a bit worn with some light wear through in a few places, however the markings are still legible and complete. The 6138 movement offers independent quick set of both the day and date, and can be both manually and automatically wound. The chronograph functions are crisp and responsive and post service, its keeping near perfect time. We’ve paired it with a desert tan RAF NATO that perfectly complements the sub registers, and offers comfort and versatility on the wrist.

Clockwork Synergy Desert Tan Double Layer Two-Piece RAF NATO (clockworksynergy.com)

Serviced 11/27/18

Diameter- 44.5

Lugs- 19mm

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