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This just came in today.. back from the watchmaker where it was in for a full service.. still needs a Crystal.. I suspect this is one of the earliest examples of this model or any 6139..
 

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Yes, That is one of the first 6139 speedtimers but I believe it has the wrong hour + minute hands.

Photo stolen just before a back door deal occurred

 

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That's how it came to me... They do look ok with the dial but I'll try and find out. I haven't seen this dial on another watch yet..

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That's how it came to me... They do look ok with the dial but I'll try and find out. I haven't seen this dial on another watch yet..

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Still a great find! These don't come along very often.
 

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Google isn't too helpful with comparison pics.. while many Speedtimer models have different hand styles I suspect that in this case they are just wrong. Anyone here had a yellow Speedtimer pogue for comparison? She's a very pretty watch all the same.. I wonder what causes the wear to the dial around the totaliser.

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This is my June 69 6139-6000:




And I do have a Feb 1970 Speedtimer here but as I have just sold it to a friend I cannot post it for comparison unless I get his OK. The hands are the same style of hour and minute but yours has the earlier seconds 2 piece hand like my one above.
 

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Ok check out this baby. I picked it up earlier this week and am sad to say I have already let Thickman808 take it from me.... sniff sniff.... It's a Feb 1970 6139-6030 with Proof dial and Proof case back. Not a split seconds hand but the sub minute hand is gold :cool:



Lucky I like Tom otherwise he'd have stood no chance getting this one from me :grin:
 

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Yes, That is one of the first 6139 speedtimers but I believe it has the wrong hour + minute hands.

Photo stolen just before a back door deal occurred

Sorry Tom. It's my fault. It came to Spain:

 

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IMO I think the 6139s are one of if not the best looking models Seiko produced, colourful and quality.

I remember seeing a couple in a Jewellers (new) back in the 70s and I really lusted after them but couldent afford them( kids wanted to eat, bills to pay etc, thinking about it not much has changed in the last 40 odd years :) ).
 

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Ok check out this baby. I picked it up earlier this week and am sad to say I have already let Thickman808 take it from me.... sniff sniff.... It's a Feb 1970 6139-6030 with Proof dial and Proof case back. Not a split seconds hand but the sub minute hand is gold :cool:



Lucky I like Tom otherwise he'd have stood no chance getting this one from me :grin:
Haha, it would be like the UFO all over again! But then I suppose I was only going to sell on the UFO. But THiS one I'm keeping :)
 

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Sorry Tom. It's my fault. It came to Spain:

I'm feeling better already Jose! At least a friend got it........:) Mind if I ask how much? Just send me a PM if you're not comfortable posting the price.
Congratulations on scoring that rarity.

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Haha, it would be like the UFO all over again! But then I suppose I was only going to sell on the UFO. But THiS one I'm keeping :)
I'm happy I could return the favour :) You've been waiting a lot longer than me for one of these! Bagsey I buy the next one though!!! ;)
 

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IMO I think the 6139s are one of if not the best looking models Seiko produced, colourful and quality.

I remember seeing a couple in a Jewellers (new) back in the 70s and I really lusted after them but couldent afford them( kids wanted to eat, bills to pay etc, thinking about it not much has changed in the last 40 odd years :) ).
Totally agree with you John, defiantly a model with great character.
 

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I'm feeling better already Jose! At least a friend got it........:) Mind if I ask how much? Just send me a PM if you're not comfortable posting the price.
Congratulations on scoring that rarity.

Tom
Thank you Tom. PM with price :)
 

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some fantastic watches on show here gents.Can't believe how good they look after 40 odd years. Finally got a 6012 blue face, doesn't keep time as well as my quartz models but still looks great after all these years !!

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some fantastic watches on show here gents.Can't believe how good they look after 40 odd years. Finally got a 6012 blue face, doesn't keep time as well as my quartz models but still looks great after all these years !!

Jeff
Probably just needs a little lovin' and a service :) Mine all keep spot on time considering but if you want true perfect time keeping then you can't beat Quartz. That said I have a regulator clock made c1850 that keeps to within 2 seconds over 3 months ;)
 
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