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Old 03-13-2019, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I love a dirty watch !! 6139-6002 :)

This 1971 6139-6002 RESIST arrived today, bought from ebay, not a bargain but all original, the seller has had it from new and he told me it was his first expensive proper watch and back then (1971) it would of seemed expensive to most ordinary guys.

I fancied it because it looked all original complete with a decent OEM bracelet and under that scratched up crystal there looked to be a gem of a dial, often the case, do poor crystals some how save the dials ? I have seen it so often that under a really poor crystal theres a beautiful dial.

It was pretty filthy which it would be as he had used it and worn it as a watch should be.

Stripped it down and ultrasonic cleaned the case, bracelet, pushers, crown and bezel, removed the old hard gaskets from the pushers and crown, the crystal gaskets was really pliable and nice which was a bonus and now all functions work as they should and inner bezel rotates freely.

For now i've replaced the poor crystal with one not so poor until I get a new replacement.

Movement 6139A (1971)is spotless.

OEM correct bracelet is good and one link to long so another bonus but when I removed it the spring bar holding one end piece just fell to bits so he was lucky not to lose it.

Tried it on the Timegrapher and pretty good but when I have some funds it will be off for a full service.





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Very nice under that crystal. Looks good!
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I just love the blue dials much more than the yellow/gold. To blingy for me. Very nice!
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Very nice dial and hands John. That's going to look great under a new crystal.
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Nice score!! But where's the shot of it all back together??
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dirty watches are fun. I've got a good one to share very soon.
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Nice rescue JB.!
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Nice catch John and the First year of production for the 6002's!!
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That’s the way I like it, oh yeah....
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This 1971 6139-6002 RESIST arrived today, bought from ebay, not a bargain but all original, the seller has had it from new and he told me it was his first expensive proper watch and back then (1971) it would of seemed expensive to most ordinary guys.

I fancied it because it looked all original complete with a decent OEM bracelet and under that scratched up crystal there looked to be a gem of a dial, often the case, do poor crystals some how save the dials ? I have seen it so often that under a really poor crystal theres a beautiful dial.

It was pretty filthy which it would be as he had used it and worn it as a watch should be.

Stripped it down and ultrasonic cleaned the case, bracelet, pushers, crown and bezel, removed the old hard gaskets from the pushers and crown, the crystal gaskets was really pliable and nice which was a bonus and now all functions work as they should and inner bezel rotates freely.

For now i've replaced the poor crystal with one not so poor until I get a new replacement.

Movement 6139A (1971)is spotless.

OEM correct bracelet is good and one link to long so another bonus but when I removed it the spring bar holding one end piece just fell to bits so he was lucky not to lose it.

Tried it on the Timegrapher and pretty good but when I have some funds it will be off for a full service.






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The uneven fading on that dial (or my tired eyeballs) give it a lot of character. Really nice, John.
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That dial and lume look terrific. I think you have a winner there.


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That's a real looker and I am a true sucker for the honest, well used condition with all the right parts looking incredible!!! Nice job!! I have one in VERY similar shape. I have had it for about 15 years! It's still a favorite that I wear often. Congrats!!!
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Holy! That's a lot of DNA. Came out great, nice all original condition.
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Cool scoop JB, I never see anything like that on dealerbay, I guess you have an eye for it!
But “resist “ I thought you were a PROOOOOOOF guy???? :-‘
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Nice watch. I am sure I had bid on it at some point and stopped. I was out of control on watches for some time. Always have an eye out for blue dials 6002 or 6005. Congrats. Looks great.
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That's a nice one - enjoy it
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. In honor of you I will wear the gold flashily cousin of yours today. Gold 6002.



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Congrats that does look fantastic.

I think that possibly the scratched up crystal and dirty case helps to diffuse the sunlight getting to the dial and possibly that can help to save them.

Does not really make sense but as you point out many times the dial under a heavily beaten up crystal will look like new.
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That’s a cracker John! Great catch.
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That's just how the last Pogue I bought was (a 6005, at the end of 2017), I was offered it in a watch outlet in town and when I had it in my hands it just had that feel about it. I was sure that under the crystal the dial and hands would be good and it all turned out very nice.
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