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All Steel SEIKO Helmet Chronograph 6139-7101 Flyback with Darth Vader Case

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seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch
Gender: male
Year: 1970 - 1979
Accessories: none
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 33 mm
Dial Height: 33 mm
Movement: 17 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 42 mm without crown
Case Height: 47 mm
Serial Number on Back: 8D9 555, 6139-7101
Serial Number on Movement: 6139B
Band: stainless steel
Band Width: 20 mm
Band Length: 5 in (measures up to 6.75 in with case)
 

This is an authentic Japanese-made 1970s SEIKO Helmet Chronograph Automatic Watch with Day-Date.

  • Original SEIKO Watch with AFTERMARKET dial!
  • FEATURES: Caliber 6139 Flyback CHRONOGRAPH, Helmet or Darth Vader Case, All Steel, Day-Date
  • STAINLESS STEEL: case, back, crowns, clasp & bracelet
  1. Notes on the CASE (reverse): shows corrosion on flanges where case back locks in

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

The 1970's SEIKO Helmet Chronograph, is highly collectible not only for its distinctive case & dial design, but also for the caliber 6139 movement it runs on.

This particular SEIKO Chronograph is widely known as the "SEIKO Helmet" or "SEIKO Vader" for its sizable rounded case with hooded lugs, resembling Darth Vader's helmet on Star Wars.

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

Its caliber 6139 movement is the first automatic movement in space & features a single register chronograph with flyback feature!

In 1973, Colonel William "Bill" R. Pogue, an astronaut on the NASA Mission Skylab 4, wore his SEIKO 6139 automatic chronograph on board - making the SEIKO 6139 the first automatic watch in space!

william r. pogue seiko 6139

This was revealed only in 2007, when an eagle-eyed watch collector found a photo of Colonel Pogue wearing his SEIKO during the mission.

In 2008, he sold it on auction for $5975, the proceeds of which went to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

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SOURCE [James Lamdin @ Dream Chrono (accessed August 16, 2017) • The "Colonel Pogue" Seiko 6139 • Retrieved from http://blog.dreamchrono.com/2013/11/seiko-6139-pogue]


seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

stainless steel HELMET or DARTH VADER Case

stainless steel bezel

enamel white dial

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

black-stripe steel bar hour markers

black-stripe steel hour/minute hands; black-coated second hand

black day-date display window at 3 o'clock

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

steel SEIKO name logo, painted black "CHRONOGRAPH" & "AUTOMATIC" at 12 o'clock

painted black "JAPAN" & serial numbers at 6 o'clock

painted white white tachymeter grid on black trim

painted black sub-grid

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

original SEIKO stainless steel crown & push-buttons

original SEIKO glass crystal

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

original SEIKO stainless steel chunky bracelet

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

Band Length: 5 in (measures up to 6.75 in with case)

aftermarket SEIKO stainless steel Fold-Over clasp

seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

stainless steel case back embossed with SEIKO name logo, "JAPAN", "WATER RESISTANT", "STAINLESS STEEL" & serial numbers

We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage
seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch
Notes on the CASE (reverse): shows corrosion on flanges where case back locks in
seiko chronograph helmet vader 6139-7101 automatic day-date watch

Japanese-made SEIKO 17 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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