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The reference 6139-600X 60XX is known in general as Pogue, very popular among fans of vintage Seiko. Really this name identifies a kind of various types of references and multiple variants. I would say that it is the most intricate jungle of Seiko, between references, models, variants, etc. etc. There are many studies on the network, even on this forums, but no comprehensive and complete, so I try to catalog models and variants after many observations, both live and in the network. It is a practical guide for the study of this fantastic reference, produced from 1969 to beginning of 1979.
My English is not perfect, at all, if someone could correct the text i will be very grateful.
The pictures are from the net, if someone recognizes his watch and want i removed it please advise me


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- movement 6139A (1969-1971) e 6139B (1971-1978), it is an automatic movement 17 jewels (improved to 21 jewels in versions Speed- timer), 21,600 A/h, diameter 27 mm, thickness 7.1 mm, system diashock, crown at 3 hours, functions : hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, chronograph minute at 6. Between the two versions there are only marginal differences.



- notch case, characterized by a notch cut above the crown, present only in the very early cases produced, until june 1970.



- seconds hand in two parts, the retaining ring is separated



- oyster barcelet, straight 1969-1975 (on the right) and tapered 1975-1978 (on the left)



- president bracelet



- 5 sports bracelet



- pepsi bezel, blue and red



- back case, always presents the same written proof or resist on the dial, or if the dial has not written is a resist . Assumes two types, the first circular written



the second, late, with horizontal written



a view of the components




6139-6000

This is the early first version, created for the Japanese market (speed- timer) and the internationally with the movement 21 jewels ( only Japanese version) or 17, it was produced only for one year, must be considered very rare. It has notch case, yellow and blue dials. The Japanese version has a dedicated 5 sports bracelet and is a speed-timer.

a) 6139-6000 Yellow speed-timer variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the Japanese domestic market, bilingual dater (Japanese + English), 6139A movement 21 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow dial sunburst type, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Speed-timer (orange), at 9 5 logo in yellow on black, water proof 70m, 21 j in the center, red chronograph seconds hand in two parts, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or 5 sports.



b) 6139-6000 Blue speed-timer variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the Japanese domestic market, bilingual dater (Japanese + English), 6139A movement 21 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Speed-timer (orange), at 9 5 logo in white on blue, water proof 70m, 21 j in the center, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or 5 sports.



c) 6139-6000 yellow variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139A movement 17 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m proof, red chronograph seconds hand in two parts, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or 5 sports.



d) 6139-6000 Blue variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139A movement 17 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m proof, red chronograph seconds hand in two parts, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



e) 6139-6000 gray variant 1969/early 1970 : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139A movement 17 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, gray dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m proof, red chronograph seconds hand in two parts, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.




6139-6001

This version is produced exclusively for the international market, it is not marked speed-timer, juwels are reduced to 17 and is presented with the yellow and blue dial. Product for one year only in proof version and for a year in version resist , it is very rare.

a) 6139-6001 yellow variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139A movement 17 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m proof, red chronograph seconds hand in two parts, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands or hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.




b) 6139-6001 Blue variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139A movement 17 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m proof, red chronograph seconds hand in two parts, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.




c) 6139-6001 yellow variant middle of 1970/end 1971: produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



d) 6139-6001 blue variant middle of 1970/end 1971: produced for the international market, bilingual dater (Japanese + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6030T, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.
 

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6139-6002

Only for the international market, this is the most common reference for this type, produced for a long time and in many specimens in the various versions. With this reference was introduced the gray dial, now rare to find

a) 6139-6002 Yellow variant 1971/beginning of 1973 : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



b) 6139-6002 Blue variant 1971/beginning of 1973 : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



c) 6139-6002 Grey variant 1971/beginning of 1973 : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, grey sunburst dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



d) 6139-6002 Yellow variant 1973 end of production : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 no written, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight until 1975, then tapered oyster or president.



e) 6139-6002 Blue variant 1973 end of production : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 no written, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight until 1975, then tapered oyster or president.



f) 6139-6002 Grey variant 1973 end of production : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, grey dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 no written, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight until 1975, then tapered oyster or president.



e) 6139-6002 Black variant 1973 end of production : produced for the international market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, black dial, dial code 6030T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph Automatic, at 9 no written, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight until 1975, then tapered oyster or president.




6139-6005/9

Product for the American market alongside the 6002 as a production period, in its various versions, i don't known differences between the reference 6005 and 6009.

a) 6139-6005/9 Yellow variant 1971/beginning of 1973 : produced for the american market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6009T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



b) 6139-6005/9 Blue variant 1971/beginning of 1973 : produced for the american market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6009T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph, at 9 water 70m resist, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or president.



c) 6139-6005/9 Yellow variant 1973/end of production : produced for the american market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, yellow sunburst dial, dial code 6009T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph, at 9 no written, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, yellow rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet straight type until 1975, then tapered oyster or president.



d) 6139-6005/9 Blue variant 1973/end of production : produced for the american market, bilingual dater (English + other), 6139B movement 17 jewels, the case is no notch, pepsi bezel, blue dial, dial code 6009T or R, upper written Seiko Chronograph, at 9 no written, red chronograph seconds hand in one part, red drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet straight type until 1975, then tapered oyster or president.



6139-6030/1/2

This is the famous Coke, with substantial difference compared to the latre models, red/black bezel instead of pspsi and white chronograph minute counter subdial on the only version of black dial produced Only for the Japanese market gains 21 jewels and has a bracelet dedicated. Version very rare. I did not detect variations between the reference 6139-6030 and 6031. It 's a speed-timer.

a) 6139-6030/1 Black speed-timer variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the Japanese domestic market, bilingual dater (Japanese + English), 6139A movement 21 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, black/red bezel, black dial, dial code 6050T, upper written Seiko Speed-timer (orange), logo 5, at 9 sports, water 70m proof, orange chronograph seconds hand in two parts, orange drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, white and black baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or 5 sports.



b) 6139-6032 Black speed-timer variant 1969/early 1970: produced for the Japanese domestic market, bilingual dater (Japanese + English), 6139A movement 21 jewels, the case is notch (earliest productions until june 1970) or no notch, black/red bezel, black dial, dial code 6050T, upper written logo 5, sports, at 9 speed-timer, orange chronograph seconds hand in one part, orange drop hand for subsidiary seconds continuous, white and black baton hands for hour and minute, black rotating ring, case back Japan J, oyster bracelet type straight or 5 sports.
Exists a variant with "foward" written, at 9, whose origin is uncertain, but it seems to be a sign advertising a brand belonging to Isuzu (light trucks).



Notes :
1. The true and only legendary “POGUE”. The watch on his wrist the legendary Colonel William Pogue was the 6139-6005 version b) shown in this catalog, only this piece should be defined as such, but then it was extended to the entire series, this is his personal watch.



2. Difference between the codes T and R references present in 6139-6000/2/5. There is a difference in the graphics sub chronograph minute counter between the dial code 6030T and 6030R. In the first case the number 1 is straight, the second has a little dash.

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Nicely done! One point of clarification: I believe the bracelet photographed here is not typically called an Oyster bracelet (a la Rolex) but simply an H-Link bracelet. Our beloved Swedefreak elaborated on this some time ago.

The bracelet referred to as an "oyster" is not. It is an "H" pattern link which is quite different, made by Stelux (as were all Seiko bracelets) and used by Seiko on at least a couple dozen models in the 1970s. Some of the other versions have somewhat shorter "H" links and will not interchange.
 

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Thank you for this great write up!
 

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There really is a black Pogue?
How do I give you points for this post?
 

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Excellent write up! I always thought the black one was dark blue.
I do think that the image for the Pepsi bezel is of an aftermarket one, though.
 

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Nicely done! One point of clarification: I believe the bracelet photographed here is not typically called an Oyster bracelet (a la Rolex) but simply an H-Link bracelet. Our beloved Swedefreak elaborated on this some time ago.
Your observation is correct, it is an H-link bracelet but usually is know as Oystrer, even if i agree that it is not a typical Oyster
 

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Hi! nice informative post Itau! thanks!

Hope you can insert this variant to your extensive list, a blue dial variant on the right, from my 6139 Speed Timer collection, I don't know where this variant goes to the list, back case reads 6139-6002, serial number 2Dxxxx

 

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Stunning review. Thank you.

Apart from they said, I would like to say that there are 1979 units, not just up to 1978:



Also, there were a late international reference, called 6139-6007:

 

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Hi! nice informative post Itau! thanks!

Hope you can insert this variant to your extensive list, a blue dial variant on the right, from my 6139 Speed Timer collection, I don't know where this variant goes to the list, back case reads 6139-6002, serial number 2Dxxxx

Thanks, i forget this 6139, it is 6139-6000, rare model, i will update the catalog with this variation. Very nice.
 
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