Wednesday, January 19, 2011

VINTAGE 6139-6002 SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH FROM 1971

Today I'm really excited about this.  It's my step dad's Seiko from 1971.
It's a Chronograph and I'm taking it in today to get a cleaning and over-haul.  I just threw the Bond Nato on it so I have something for it.
the Model is a 6139-6002.   Purchased while on leave in Japan when he served in Vietnam.  He said it was the only thing he ever bought himself during his tour.
He also has the original band, but it's missing the end lug covers.
He wore it from the time he bought it in 1971 till he turned 50.    And after a check up, I'll be wearing it...
It reminds me a lot of the Sea Master from the same time.  You see a lot of these watches with the gold faces.  I like the black one better as it looks less "dated."
As I've said before, vintage watches are a must for a Vintage Gear Guy.  I can't wait to get this one in tip-top shape.  I'll update this blog once I get it back...

1 comment:

  1. The watch market is certainly vast, and with so many options, it is easy to see that some are definitely better than others.

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