Seiko 'Pogue" Automatic Chronograph ref. 6139-6005 (Yellow Dial) Circa July 1975 Wristwatch
This vintage Seiko "Pogue" is the definition of cool - How did Seiko pack so many features into one watch while retaining such a balanced and appealing design aesthetic? Colonel William Reid Pogue wore an earlier reference 6139-6005 with yellow "Resist" dial, hence the nickname. This was the first automatic chronograph worn in space during his Skylab 4 mission from November 16, 1973 to February 8, 1974. We love the butterscotch yellow dial and lightly-faded "Pepsi" bezel and inner ring! In fact, Col. William Pogue's very own Seiko 6139-6005 was also faded like this. The quick-set day of the week can be displayed in English or Spanish and Sunday is shown in red. Seiko opted for bright red chronograph hands on this model for increased legibility and it all just works so well. This particular "Pogue" comes in honest original condition on its desirable original Seiko "H-Link" bracelet and is ready to pair with your Japanese sports car (i.e. a Honda S2000).
|'Pogue" Automatic Chronograph ref. 6139-6005 (yellow dial); circa July 1975
Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 41mm excluding the OEM unsigned crown
Original 19mm tapered Seiko "H-Link" stainless steel bracelet with signed fold-over clasp; will fit wrist sizes up to approximately 7"
Seiko cal. 6139B self-winding automatic chronograph (17 jewels) with quick-set day (two languages) and quick-set date; 21,600 BPH; Japan; serviced
|Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use
Features: Bright original yellow dial with applied "SEIKO" logo; chronograph minute totalizer at 6 o'clock; original luminous hands; original matching red chronograph register hands; day-date display at 3 o'clock with red Sunday text (can choose between English or Spanish days of the week); 41mm stainless steel case with blue/red "Pepsi" bezel and tempered mineral glass crystal; original inner rotating minute ring; desirable original tapered Seiko "H-Link" bracelet; in-house Seiko 6139 column-wheel chronograph movement (serviced)
For peace of mind, the Seiko 6139 movement has been completely overhauled by the Watchsteez watchmaker with fresh gaskets and a new mineral glass crystal installed at the time of service.
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