ORIGINAL 1970S RETRO WATCH
SEIKO AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH - NOS - CAL 6139
Very special and an extremely rare opportunity to own one of these brand new . Seiko model 6139-8029 , Circa 1970s . You will not find any model Seiko automatic chronograph actually from the 1970s anywhere else for sale in brand new old stock condition . Every model I have seen in my life were either worn , used or refurbished .
This beautiful watch is pretty much flawless and mark free . The collector who i acquired this from tells me it has been kept running in his winding machine but he NEVER wore it . The dial is typical 1970s in brown furnished with white batons and hands with quickset day/date window at 3 . The crown quick sets the day and date by pushing it in as well as pushing out for setting the time , the top chrono button is for start and stop and the bottom chrono button for reset . Its dial is set with a lighter brown sub dial showing elapsed mins for the chrono and both yellow hands show chronograph functions . The whole watch is stainless steel with original bracelet all original links allowing fitting up to a max 7 3/4" wrist . Running perfectly and holding time , with the chronograph function snapping back to zero just as it should .
My first passion was for Seiko watches and find the quality of them is as good as any Swiss time piece and there longevity is second to none . It screams 1970s and has a fabulous auto chrono movement but you would have to be a wealthy man back then to buy one . At this price it is a bargain for a brand new automatic chronograph watch , even a modern one . It is so rare in this condition that it will only increase in value .
Top case to bottom 42mm , side to side ( without crown ) 40mm , thickness ( crystal to back cover ) 14mm .Price £695 + Postage