1974 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph “Blue Pogue”

1974 Seiko 6139-6005 Automatic Chronograph “Blue 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. 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 December of ‘74 is amazing. The rich, velvety blue dial is flawless and captivating. The luminous material on the markers is the original, and has just begun to show a faint development of patina. The rotating inner bezel is a vivid black with crisp silver markings, and shows no fading from UV exposure. The polished hour and minute hands are free of oxidation or corrosion, and the luminous material within has no discoloration or degradation. 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 only the faintest signs of wear, and no fading of color. The case remains unpolished with the original factory finishes still visible and crisp. The chronograph functions are snappy and responsive, and post service, the 6139B is keeping near perfect time. We’ve paired it with a soft gray suede that flows seamlessly from the case, and provides a comfortable fit and finish. Completely original aside from a replacement crystal, it’s an absolutely stunning example that would make a great addition to any roster.

Kvarnjso Leather Steel Gray Suede with Silver Stitching (cheapestnatostraps.com)

Serviced 8/22/19

Diameter- 41mm

Lugs- 19mm

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