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Old 12-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Last Purchase of 2012: 6139 Golden Speed-Timer

Just received this beauty today. This is my last purchase in 2012.


An early 6139-6000 golden Speed-Timer from May 1969, just 3 months after SEIKO released their first automatic chronograph. All original and untouched, complete with the original bracelet.



The notched case in nice condition with well-preserved sharp edges. Original dome hardlex only has few light swirlies. The edge of the minute register sub-dial is corroded, which is not surprising for this particular dial. Inner bezel is in very good condition without fading. The early H/M hands have dull silver appearance as opposed to chrome finished of the later version. 6139A 21 jewels movement is running strong although service history is unknown. One interesting thing is both day and date wheel start turning simultaneously, not sequential like other 6139 movements I know.



The original "5 SPORTS" bracelet feels sturdier and more solid compared to other 6139 bracelets of the era.



And a case back picture for Hermann.



I'm going to dismantle and clean the case. Will update later. Thanks for reading.
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Love the Speed Timer, Great Bracelet
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Beautiful score. Congratulations and enjoy.

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That is a beauty and very difficult to find.

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Looks awesome! Congrats!
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Love the Speed Timer, Great Bracelet
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Thanks guys.


Update on the dial: Apart from the corroded minute register sub-dial, the rest of the dial is in great condition for a 43 year-old.


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Congrats on a NICE find. I really LOVE the "Pogue" combination! Just a great looking watch!
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nice one n. been looking for one of these w/ the yellow dial for a while to no avail =)

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Very nice, and extra cool on that bracelet
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Now, that is a great, great buy! Congrats, Bapak Indera!
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Great score, Indera, enjoy that gem!

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Thanks for the very kind comments, guys. Have a nice holiday to all. And to Bapak Thanapa, selamat berakhir pekan.
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Totally awesome score I love unrestored, original condition old things, bikes, cars, Hot Wheels, cameras, watches, women . . . pardon my ignorance but from where does the 'pogue' nickname emanate from ??
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Very cool watch! Congrats!

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Very nice watch! Can you stop the corrosion?
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Very nice watch! Can you stop the corrosion?
As Neil Young once said "Rust Never Sleeps"!
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Very nice acquisition, and I love that bracelet!
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Thanks for the kind comments, guys.

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Very nice watch! Can you stop the corrosion?
I believe the only thing I can do is only slowing down the corrosion by replacing all gaskets and make sure no moisture inside. I wonder what kind of surface treatment that SEIKO did on this particular 6139-600x gold dial that makes the sub dial prone to corrosion. Maybe somebody can chime in and give some opinion on this? Thanks before.
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Congratulations on acquiring this superb piece of Seiko history!!

A great model in lovely, unmolested condition, thus I figure I could live with the subtle subdial-corrosion!

Enjoy the clean-up and looking forward to your 'after'-pictures!

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A real beauty.

A good friend of mine just scored one of these for a buck. He knows nothing about watches and sent me an email with the pic and a message "is this worth anything?" .
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A real beauty.

A good friend of mine just scored one of these for a buck. He knows nothing about watches and sent me an email with the pic and a message "is this worth anything?" .
Depending on how good of a friend they are . . . . you could always say "Nah . . . it's not worth much . . . . . I'll take it off your hands for $5.00". LOL!!!
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