Just helping him connect with getting it properly taken care of may very well come back to you down the road. Great story.Well . . . we have a verdict!
Saw my neighbors today and chatted for a while and he showed me the watch. It's a Resist/Resist 6139-6011 from December '70. Pretty nice watch and it looks to be salvageable. Here's a Q&D cell phone shot:
He said he has the original bracelet for it but preferred wearing it on a rally strap with some sort of clasp.
Watch doesn't run and the pushers are stuck but it looks like he'll be sending it off to Spencer for some TLC. Movement looks pretty clean and he claims that Seiko mismatched the chrono hands. As we were talking, it turns out that this is just one of those watches that connected with him. He loves it and I'm happy to help him getting it back in fighting shape.
Hopefully, I'll be able to share more updates as to the "back from the dead" status of this beauty.