Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue Chronograph from January 1976

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Classic Seiko is pleased to offer this yellow dial 6139-6002 from January 1976 with English/French day wheel. All original except for crystal 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 January 1976 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 good overall condition except for some marking to the edge between 12 and 3 & one small mark close to the 5 marker. Sub dial has some minor deterioration to edge not noticeable to the naked eye. Inner bezel has very little UV fade and turns as it should but sometimes gets stuck around the 12 o'clock position indicating a couple of worn teeth at around that point. Lume on indices is good with some minor deterioration which is a common issue with these watches. 

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

Glass: Replaced at service (original available on request). One light scratch running from 10 towards 2

Hands: 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 - January 1976 - Serial No.618903 - Japan SEIKO Suwa Factory

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