1973 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph

1973 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 February of ‘73 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 are free of oxidation, and sport a mirror polished finish. The chronograph hands are a fiery red/orange that is both complementary, and in perfect contrast to the dial. The outer bezel in crisp, metallic red and blue bears shows absolutely no wear, and no fading of color. The case remains unpolished with the original factory finishes nearly flawless.  It comes attached to the original non-tapered “H” link bracelet with no stretch between the links, and only light signs of use. The chronograph functions are 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 Non-Tapered “H” Link Bracelet in Stainless Steel

Serviced 11/2/18

Diameter- 41mm

Lugs- 19mm

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