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Year: 1970 - 1979
Dial Width: 32 mm
Dial Height: 32 mm
Movement: 21 jewels automatic
This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!
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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!
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]
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
stainless steel case
stainless steel bezel with original black bakelite insert/filler
matte black dial
luminous white bar hour markers
NOTES on the DIAL: The luminescent material on the hour markers may have been reapplied.
black/white-coated hour/minute hands; yellow-coated second hand
day (kanji) & date display window at 3 o'clock
painted white SEIKO Sports name logo at 12 o'clock
painted white "JAPAN" at 7 o'clock
painted white grid & sub-grid with orange accents
original SEIKO stainless steel crown & push-buttons
original SEIKO Raised Glass Crystal
original SEIKO stainless steel bracelet
Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.75 in with case)
original SEIKO stainless steel Fold-Over clasp
case back embossed with SEIKO name & symbol logos, "JAPAN", "WATER RESISTANT", "STAINLESS STEEL" & serial numbers
We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage
Japanese-made SEIKO 21 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician