Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue Chronograph from June 1977

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Classic Seiko is pleased to offer a Nice yellow dial 6139-6002 from June 1977 with English/Spanish day wheel. All original except for crystal (original available on request) and the bracelet which has been replaced with a high quality Uncle Seiko designed specifically for this watch. Serviced with new glass December 2020 

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 Speedmasters 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 June 1977 and fully serviced in December 2020. Movement is freshly lubricated, clean and free of any deterioration. 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 day and more firmly for date. Cosmetically in good condition with no serious scuffs on the crystal, body or bezel. 

Movement: Original, SEIKO Suwa 6139B - Great condition with screw heads in excellent shape. Serviced with new pusher and crown gaskets but not guaranteed waterproof. Test worn for 48 hours & keeping excellent time during inspection. Please see photo of watch on timegraher for readings, accuracy shown cannot be guaranteed but +/- 15 s/d is our benchmark for serviced watches. Day/date turn over at midnight & quickset works as it should.

Dial: Yellow/gold 6030R dial, in very good overall condition, some minor marking just below 12 and around the centre. Sub dial has some minor deterioration to edge not noticeable to the naked eye. Inner bezel has very little UV fade but as observed at service is original and the yellow is as new on reverse side. Lume to indices and hands has deteriorated which is a common issue with these watches but does not detract form the nice clean overall look of the watch. 

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 hand lume show age related discoloration, 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 great shape with serial number and reference numbers still clearly legible

Jewels: 17

Beat Rate: 21,600bph

Diameter: Approx. 41mm

Lug width: 19mm

Band: High quality new Uncle Seiko stainless steel tapered H-Link bracelet with all links, will fit up to a 20cm wrist

Crown: Original, well fitted

Year and location of manufacture - June 1977 - Serial No.764150 - Japan SEIKO Suwa Factory

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