6139-6002 Pogue June1973 Full Set

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One for the serious collector. A truly fantastic & rare full set example of this fast appreciating and iconic watch. One owner from new, full set 6139-6002 from June 1973 in excellent overall condition. This watch comes with its original box, instructions and original sales receipt. Case probably unopened from new until recent professional service as no service marks and screw heads untouched.

All original except for crystal which was replaced at service (original will be included). These watches are referred to as the 'Pogue' after Colonel William Pogue who wore his own personal 6139 on NASA's Skylab 4 mission in 1973, the third and final mission to the United States’ first space station. Although the 6139 was never formally approved for mission use, Pogue stated that his operated flawlessly during his time in space where he used it to time engine burns. Pogue said that as he had been using his Seiko during training for up to year before the mission launched, (they weren't issued their Omega Speedmaster's until very late in training) and had grown familiar with the Seiko, he decided to bring it as his trusted timepiece without seeking official approval from NASA

Manufactured by the Suwa factory in June 1973 and just recently professionally serviced (November 2021) so movement is freshly lubricated, clean and free of any deterioration. Keeping amazing vintage time. Automatic chronograph with a single thirty minute register at 6 o’clock and internal rotating bezel with tachymetre scale, operated via the crown. Chronograph functions all working as they should, buttons click nice and firmly and it resets perfectly to zero. Day/Date functions working correctly by pushing in the crown lightly for date and more firmly for day of the week. Cosmetically in excellent condition. Dial near perfect and no serious scuffs on the crystal, body or bezel

Movement: Original, SEIKO Suwa 6139B - Like new condition with screw heads in pristine shape. Fully serviced November 2021, test worn for 48 hours & keeping chronometer grade time during inspection. Day/date turn over at midnight & quickset works as it should. Not guaranteed water resistant.

Serviced with fresh pusher, crown & case back gaskets but not guaranteed waterproof

Dial: Yellow R type dial (tend to be a deeper richer yellow than T dials) in excellent condition. Sub dial has some very minor deterioration to edge that is hardly noticeable to the naked eye. Inner bezel has some minor UV fade but as observed at service is original to the watch and the yellow is bright on reverse side.

Day/Date at 3 o'clock Day in English and French, features the classic Sunday in red

Glass: Unmarked, replaced at service (original will be supplied with watch)

Hands: Original, all in excellent condition

Case: Original, unpolished stainless steel in great condition retaining nice sharp lines. Some minor age related wear but no bad dings. Case back is in great shape with serial number/reference numbers very clearly legible

Original box exterior in great condition, inside like new. Box contains 2 unused spare links

Jewels: 17

Beat Rate: 21,600bph

Diameter: Approx. 41mm

Lug width: 19mm

Band: Original stainless steel straight H-Link bracelet with original clasp, will fit up to a 18.5cm wrist. Sized smaller at the moment but includes two unused pristine spare links.

Crown: Original, well fitted, operates the rotating inner bezel and day date functions as it should

Year and location of manufacture - June 1973 - Serial No.364194 - Japan SEIKO Suwa Factory

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