1974 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph “Pogue”

1974 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph “Pogue”


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. From the “Pepsi” tachymetric bezel, the the “H-Link” bracelet, 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. From April of ‘74, this example checks all the boxes. The golden sunburst dial is nearly perfect. There are only two points within the sub register where oxidation is visible without magnification. The hour and minute hands are free of oxidation and corrosion and have retained their original polished finish. The luminous material on the markers and hands is still bright white with only the beginnings of a patina starting to develop. The chronograph hands are bright red with no chipping or paint loss, and the inner bezel is a rich, vivid yellow with no fading from UV exposure. The case is unpolished and the original finishes are still quite crisp. The outer tachymetric bezel in metallic red and blue has almost no signs of wear or fade. It comes attached to the original tapered “H” link bracelet with its original end links. Post service, the 6139B is keeping near perfect time, and the chronograph functions are crisp and responsive. Aside from a replacement crystal, it’s completely original, and a great opportunity to own a watch that has reached near “grail” status among collectors. Don’t miss this opportunity to add this historic Seiko to your own roster. 

Original Seiko Tapered “H” Link Bracelet in Stainless Steel 

Serviced 6/18/19

Diameter- 41mm

Lugs- 19mm

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