Post by perfectlyfrank on Jan 26, 2016 9:31:30 GMT -8
First post here.
When I was visiting my parents for Christmas, my dad gave me this 6139-6005 that he bought new in the 70's. It had been sitting in a drawer for 20+ years with a broken stem, missing crown and other items that needed to be repaired. I just received it back from Tom (SeikoPsycho) who did a fantastic job getting everything repaired.
Here are some photos he sent me after the repairs were completed.
They need a clean, they have some frosting on them which you don't notice in person. This one's been sitting in a drawer for years until I get round to servicing it. I'm going to fully jewel the train etc as well when I do it.
More pics would be good. I can at least say that the chrono hands were painted, as the middle bit is also painted, which shouldn't be the case (compare to the pic above).
From here it's guesswork, as the pic just doesn't give enough detail:
The hour/minute hands look to straight for me (parallel sides as opposed to the slightly slanted ones on the original). The Seiko "O" looks just a bit off (could be the angle). And finally, if it is a "R" dial (the last character doesn't look like a "T", but again, resolution), the "1" should have a nose, as opposed to it being a straight line.
Post by hitrandrei on May 19, 2016 15:22:33 GMT -8
The serial number indicates a production in February1969 This is one of the first Seiko Automatic Chronograph ever produced: first month of production, nearly impossible to find. This particular model was introduced in Japan in February 1969 before the famous 6139-6002 released in the whole world in May 1969. Hour and minute hands are mat silver. These hands can only be seen on the very first months of production.
Last Edit: May 19, 2016 15:25:29 GMT -8 by hitrandrei
Hi All Currently looking at a Pogue purchase which is described as all original. My question is the dial and case back appear to have the Suwa symbol yet the movement seems to have Dani Seikosha on it. This seems odd to me. Appreciate any guidance