Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue Chronograph from April 1977

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Yellow dial 6139-6002 'Pogue' from April 1977. Serviced with new glass & new Uncle Seiko solid link tapered stainless steel H-Link bracelet. 

All original except for crystal which was replaced at service (original available on request), bracelet as mentioned above and crown. 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

Click here to read a GQ piece about this iconic watch 

Manufactured by the Suwa factory in April 1977 and fully serviced. Keeping great 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. Chronometer 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.

6030 'R' dial from April 1977 which has a developed a lovely deep gold patina with some imperfections. Inner bezel rotates as it should via crown with some fade as is common with these watches. This is definitely no NOS draw queen example and has clearly enjoyed life as a proper tool watch. It has loads of character and would make a great daily wearer. The case is in really good unpolished condition and the case-back markings are all clearly legible.

Movement: Original, SEIKO Suwa 6139B - Great condition with screw heads in good shape, self winding rotor shows signs of previous deterioration but has cleaned up nicely at service. Fully serviced, test worn for 48 hours & keeping great time during inspection. Please see photo of watch on timegraher for readings, accuracy shown cannot be guaranteed but +/- 10 s/d is our benchmark for serviced watches. Day/date turn over at midnight & quickset works as it should. Not guaranteed water resistant.

Serviced with fresh pusher and crown gaskets but not guaranteed waterproof

Dial: Yellow/gold, in pretty good overall condition. It has a nice deep UV patina and  some minor marking with one scratch between 11 and 12. Inner bezel has some UV fade but as observed at service is original and the yellow is bright on reverse side. Lume to indices is original but with deterioration. Minute and hour hands are original but have been re-lumed at some stage. Outer bezel is original with obvious signs of wear.

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

Glass: Unmarked, replaced at service (original available on request)

Hands: Original. Hour and minute hands have been re-lumed at some stage. Second sweep and sub dial hands are in good condition

Case: Original, unpolished stainless steel, minor age related wear but no bad dings. Caseback is in good shape with serial number and reference numbers still clearly legible

Jewels: 17

Beat Rate: 21,600bph

Diameter: Approx. 41mm

Lug width: 19mm

Band: Full length quality stainless steel Uncle Seiko. Tapered H-Link desigend specifically for this model 

Crown: Not original but vintage and working as it should

Year and location of manufacture - April 1977 - Serial No.746909 - Japan SEIKO Suwa Factory

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