Seiko 6139, arguably the first automatic chronograph in the market.
When Zenith El Primero and the Swiss company joint force Caliber 11 are the first to come to watch geek's mind when they talk about automatic chronograph, Seiko is the actual the first company that launches the automatic chronograph movement in the market in May 1969.
What makes 6139 even more special is that this movement is the first automatic chronograph in space. In 1973, astronaut Colonel William Pogue brought his Seiko 6139 up to space during the mission as Person Item and the watch survived the mission without a problem, bring this movement one more beautiful story.
This particular example of 6139 6013 was fitted with a gold dial and a black tachymeter ring under the crystal. It was a rare example with an all gold 30mins register subdial and a matching black second hand that activates when starting the chronograph function.
We choose to acquire this particular example because of its aging on the dial.
The aging on the dial resembles the modern-day Grand Seiko Heritage Collection (Winter Watch) SBGA415'S Sakura dial. The aging together with the sunburst gold dial feels like the cheery blossom petal under an evening sunset.
The watch is perfect to pair up with a Nato strap and will easily blend into your everyday outfit without being too flashy!
Model: 6139 - 6013
Case Diameter: 39 mm (without crown)
Lug to Lug: 43 mm
Lug Width: 19 mm
Case Condition: Sharp case with an exceptional condition
Dial Condition: Specially aged with sakura like aging around 2-4o'clock position.
Movement: Fully serviced, Cal. 6139B Japan - 17 Jewels
Operating Instruction: Day: quickset by pushing the crown deeper, 2 languages. Date: quickset by pushing the crown less deep
And of course, it comes with any one of the straps we offer in the store. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.