1972 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph

1972 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph


For vintage Seiko lovers, perhaps no series is as instantly recognizable as the 6139-600X models that have become synonymous with the introduction of this historic movement. For collectors, they serve as the embodiment of Seiko’s efforts to deliver, with style, their first automatic chronograph. Today, these models are often referred to as, and fall under the umbrella of the “Pogue” models due to their association to Col. William Pogue and his now historic yellow dialed variant. Available in three colorways (Yellow, Silver, and Blue), it goes without saying that no matter your preference, they are all memorable in their own right and the right example would be a highlight in any collection. This example from April of ‘72 is in phenomenal condition. Appearing as though its time traveled through the last four and a half decades, the rich, velvety blue dial is flawless and captivating. The bright white luminous material on the markers and hands is the original, and free of any degradation. The rotating inner bezel is shows no fading from UV exposure, and is still a deep black in color with crisp silver markings. The polished hour and minute hands have some very light oxidation at the edges, but still retain their mirror finish. The chronograph hands are a glossy bright red that is both complementary, and in perfect contrast to the dial. The outer bezel in crisp, metallic red and blue shows only the lightest wear, and no fading of color. The case remains unpolished with the original factory finishes still clearly visible. It comes attached to the original tapered “H” link bracelet with little, to no stretch between the links, but appears as thought it may have been lightly polished at some point. The chronograph functions are crisp and responsive, and post service, the 6139B is keeping near perfect time. Completely original aside from a replacement crystal, it’s an unbelievable example that would make a great addition to any roster.

Original Seiko Tapered “H” Link Bracelet in Stainless Steel

Serviced 12/10/18

Diameter- 41mm

Lugs- 19mm

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