Well gentlemen I recognize most of you as being some of the more well versed in Seiko products. I am not but, I found an absolutely perfect original 6139-7039 with which I am very happy ( not the most sought after, but has understated elegance for a chrono I think). I guess this spoiled me somewhat and started my interest in these late 60s and early 70s Seikos. I am very concerned. Being from a small town, rural area it will not take long to go thru all the potential sources to get a hands on look at a watch. After reading most input here, I feel I cannot get an authentic watch from any one at auction. Either descriptions are lacking or the photos are altered ( or both) It is certainly a case of if the buyer does not ask, the seller will not tell. That may be fair in and of itself but it is a bit disingenuous. All I want is an authentic, original product and I am willing to pay for the ones I want. It would just be so much easier to have a relationship with known respected repairers / dealers.