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    Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Hi everyone

    I picked up a vintage Seiko 6139 in need of a little love







    So i picked it up from my watchmaker a few days ago... and its looking pretty fresh for a 40 year old watch now!





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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Quote Originally Posted by OzOmega View Post
    Just felt like sharing
    Well, thank you for sharing.

    It looks like your watchmaker did a top-notch restoration job on it.

    What condition was the movement in when you picked it up?
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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    cheers Brandon\!

    Mechanically, it was great! Dash of lubricant and a hand reset is all it needed. The internal bezel rotates smoothly, the crown and pushers are working fine, no issues at all
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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Nice one! Those are very underpriced watches and I don't understand why.

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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Very well done, it looks new! I have a 6139-7100 in about the same shape. What ulakfocus says is true, they sell for peanuts on the net and often in original condition. I think you should keep that watch maker, he seems to be working well. Enjoy and wear it in good health! And thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Very nice! I've been wanting a 6139 in my collection for some time now ...
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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Very very nice. Your watch looks entirely original, down to the band. It is getting tough to find 6139s this original.

    Everyone needs to own one of these in my opinion. Very well constructed, these were the first automatic chronographs with a vertical clutch. They also utilize column wheel control. Hard to find a current chrono with these technical features for under $4K now.

    Personally I believe they were the first automatic chronograph to be produced, beating the Zenith El Primero and Heuer/Breitling/Hamilton-Buren/Dubois-Depraz (HBHBDD) collaboratively created Cal 11 chronos to the market. I've got a 6139 which was produced in March of 1969. It is likely that by the time Zenith and HBHBDD were delivering their first watches to the market, Seiko had already produced more than what Zenith and HBHBDD produced in the entire year. It was roughly 20 years before a Swiss company would introduce an automatic chronograph with a vertical clutch and column wheel. OTOH, Seiko and Citizen both introduced new automatic chronographs in 70s with these features and flyback.

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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Nice one!

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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Beautiful!! Wanna do another? It's over my head



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    Re: Seiko Restoration - 6139

    Very nice! I may have to look into adding one of those to my wish list.

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