I used to think this was a kind of garish seiko chrono that did not get much wrist time. Its exceptionally quality was its accuracy but I did not appreciate its looks. I originlly bought it because I liked the internal rotating bzl which I thought was great for the price I paid.
fast forward a few years to now and I learn that not only is there a following for the watch but it has its own name after Wm Pogues '73 skylab mission where he brought his favorite non-sanctioned by NASA seio chronograph with him because he "found it useful for timing burns". He also said he favoured the Seiko over his Rolex which he acquired in '57 while flying for the Thunderbirds.
So-now that this watch turns out to have some chops I decided to have it serviced and cleaned up. I always intended to put this up for sale along with a dozen or so other chronographs that dont see much daylight. But now I question whether its not a watch worth hanging onto for a while?
Im not a space 'freak' but do like the association with NASA however unofficial it may be. And I alos know quite a few people collect these so named 'pogues' for this reason alone. My question is: Is there reason to believe these will rise in value any faster than other 70s Seiko chronographs? I don't belive these sell for that much more than other comparable watches.
Should they be considered a great bargain now? Will they continue to slowly rise in value? Are there just too many out there to ever make them rare enough? And so on... Lots of questions but I'm rally just seeking out opinions on whether it would be foolish to sell at todays price of between $100-$250 which seems to be about avg.? thnks