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Hey Kat, so this is on eBay now. It has all the hallmarks of an honest watch including lots of old DNA, everything looks original, great original looking lume, and I can’t see any polishing. The photos are very amateur and it’s claimed to be a one owner watch. The problem is that they want too much for it. IMHO if you could get this for $500 or less you would get a good example. If it’s as clean as it looks, then you might get a restoration done in the $300 range.

What do all y’all think?




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I wouldn't bother with this seller unless your willing to pay the asking price. I have probably made 3 offers till date with max at $500 and no go. They don't even decline the offer just ignored till it expired. And it's been reposted probably like 3 times now.
 

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I made a low ball offer. He has a 0 feedback score, so maybe he will take it.


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It's actually a she and that's supposedly her partners watch. Atleast that's what she said in her one and only response.
 

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Thanks. I will keep looking. There are a few nice darker dial examples, but I really like the gold.


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Thanks. I will keep looking. There are a few nice darker dial examples, but I really like the gold.


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Aww crud. Keep the faith Kat. This is like hunting treasure. It took me a loooong time to finally find a restorable blue Bullhead and it was worth the hunt.


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There are plenty to be had for the right price. It's the, looking for the honest filthy examples for a bargain, thats hard to come by. I see a badly scratched crystal and a humble description I hit buy
 

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There are plenty to be had for the right price. It's the, looking for the honest filthy examples for a bargain, thats hard to come by. I see a badly scratched crystal and a humble description I hit buy
LOL ... I’m with you on that one. Over the years I’ve had some luck with estate sales — the grail is always that watch that sat in a drawer, unworn, for the last 40 years.

Come to think of it, I might have a couple of those. I’ll have to leave a note for my heirs so they’ll know what everything is worth ;-)
 

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Might buy this one. Looks all original and in really good condition. Still prefer the gold dial, but this is nice.


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LOL ... I’m with you on that one. Over the years I’ve had some luck with estate sales — the grail is always that watch that sat in a drawer, unworn, for the last 40 years.

Come to think of it, I might have a couple of those. I’ll have to leave a note for my heirs so they’ll know what everything is worth ;-)
You guys are lucky with estate sales. Almost never happens on my side of the world. Probably best you assign a friend they could contact when that time ever comes. And hopefully not for a very very long time



Might buy this one. Looks all original and in really good condition. Still prefer the gold dial, but this is nice.


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If you really like the yellow then I'd suggest waiting it out. I know it can be frustrating as hell but when you get that watch it'll be worth the wait. Unless you planned on getting both all along.
 

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I really like the gold dial. Patience is not one of my strong suits...


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I agree with the advice about waiting ... unless you really want both, I think it’s worth waiting for the yellow dial.

FWIW, Vintage Time Australia has a good “Pogue buying tips” series of videos on YouTube. The first one is here:

 

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I agree entirely, Tod ... looks like a pretty good watch, but they’re asking far too much. By way of reference, there was a 6139-6005 recently that I almost bid on, as it looked like a decent restoration candidate. It sold yesterday for $367 ... I think it might’ve gone higher if the auction had ended on a weekend:
That's a good watch and I don't mind the halo if its at a reasonable price. $367 is very good for that one IMHO.
 

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LOL ... I’m with you on that one. Over the years I’ve had some luck with estate sales — the grail is always that watch that sat in a drawer, unworn, for the last 40 years.

Come to think of it, I might have a couple of those. I’ll have to leave a note for my heirs so they’ll know what everything is worth ;-)
Concur 100% :grin:
 

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You guys are lucky with estate sales. Almost never happens on my side of the world. Probably best you assign a friend they could contact when that time ever comes. And hopefully not for a very very long time



If you really like the yellow then I'd suggest waiting it out. I know it can be frustrating as hell but when you get that watch it'll be worth the wait. Unless you planned on getting both all along.
I agree, wait for the yellow unless you want both. This blue 6139 looks good at a quick glance, but the crown is wrong which may just be an improper replacement in the past but it also asks the question about the rest of the watch. If that is all that is wrong you can get crown, stem, and gear replacements for around $80 that are quite good. I have had to purchase two so far.
 

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Hi guys, this is a really helpful thread!

I am a big sucker for vintage Seikos, and Pogue is for sure my grail watch which I am having trouble acquiring. It's so much after market fakes out there, it makes it really hard for us who never had the original one.

I recently saw one that has been sitting in a box since 1972, and It's been in the back of my head ever since, it's such an amazing piece. I know I will most likely never get my hands on one in that condition, but would really love to get one in a good condition with unpolished case and original parts.

It surprised me someone mentioned it's not hard to find a good Pogue for the right price. I've been searching online without luck for some time already and at this point I would be ready to pay the premium to get the real thing. Would you guys mind pointing me towards the place where I could find one? Are there any trustworthy shops that you would recommend? Is someone from this Forum selling pogues maybe? Thanks a lot!
 

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How does this look for you guys, except for the cracked glass?
Looks great. Correct bezel for the dial. Everything to me looks as it should and genuine. Case looks unpolished with sharp edges. Good to go.

Edit: just noticed the chrono sweep doesn't align perfectly at 12. Just something to consider.
 

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Looks great. Correct bezel for the dial. Everything to me looks as it should and genuine. Case looks unpolished with sharp edges. Good to go.

Edit: just noticed the chrono sweep doesn't align perfectly at 12. Just something to consider.

Great, thanks! Yeah I noticed that, and also the bezel is not perfectly aligned at 12 o'clock, I hope it's not an AM.
 

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The bezel is genuine. Easiest way to tell is it to look at the 140 marking. The horizontal like in the 4 almost touches the 0.
I have not see that properly replicated on an AM Insert.
 

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The bezel is genuine. Easiest way to tell is it to look at the 140 marking. The horizontal like in the 4 almost touches the 0.
I have not see that properly replicated on an AM Insert.
Yup I agree. Can you show a picture of the caseback and the crown?

Two sources in addition to the video from VTA above. There are a couple of 6139 buying guids on the forum and I just touched this one: https://www.thewatchsite.com/12-reference-articles-faq-model-guides/146-how-buy-seiko-6139-600x-chronograph-collector-s-buying-guide.html.

Also, KVW just did a rebuild of a blue Resist dial that is stunning. Look at this video and especially at 13:37 the finished product is excellent. You can see the original condition at the front of the video.
 
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