1971 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph (Resist)

1971 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph (Resist)


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 ‘71 is stunning. The rich, velvety blue dial is flawless and captivating. The luminous material on the markers is the original, and free of degradation. The rotating inner bezel is without fading from UV exposure, and is still a deep black in color. The polished hands sport a mirror finish, and 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 shows almost no wear considering its near 48 years of age. The case remains unpolished with the original factory finishes still clearly intact. We’ve attached it to a dark brown distressed leather for a casual finish that nicely complements the color scheme. It is completely original aside from a replacement crystal. The chronograph functions are responsive, and post service, its keeping near perfect time. It’s a beautiful example and would make a great addition to any roster.

Clockwork Synergy Dark Brown Distressed Leather with Reverse Stitch (clockworksynergy.com)

Serviced 5/28/18

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