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6139-8020 Question

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Hello. I need advice from experts! I'm new to the forum and I'm still waiting to purchase my first vintage Seiko. I have learnt a lot from this forum and site but I need to refer this query to higher authorities.

I stumbled on a "restored" 6139-8020 up for sale on well known online auction site. The watch looked original to me but I thought I'd do a quick image search, just to see how it visually compared to others. Well, now I'm confused!

Some photos of the 8020 show the "lines" on the brushed case surface running across the case (i.e. left to right, or, horizontally); while other photos show the brushed case lines running from top to bottom, or vertically.

Please help! Which is original? :confused:
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Hello, I am new to this site, my Dad had a Seiko 6139 8020, which survived 2 helicopter crashes amongst other things, sadly it's movement didn't survive rust, which seized it up.
He died last year, and I would like to get to running and back to its best as a gift for my brother can anyone help?

Thank you for any advice

Hi, thank you for the nice words, I am based in Cumbria, but happy to take the watch anywhere to get it back as it should be.
The movement is rusted solid, so I am assuming it will a need totally new movement, I want to keep as much of the original watch as I can.

Thanks for looking and helping
Thanks all! How should I go about getting someone to take a look, you all seem to know what you're talking about?
Do I try and get a movement and then someone to fit it or are you guys able to do the whole thing?
I am periodically up and to cheshire and market harborough if that helps any?

Great info thank you all, feeling happy that it can be repaired!
So nice to find that the throw away culture isn't everywhere!
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