Seiko 6139 6012

my first vintage Seiko sarted with this blue Bruce Lee sporting the Resist dial, from 1971 on a aftermarket railroad bracelet.

the old 6139/6138 chronographs have character and unique style. something you don't see much from Seiko now days. fingers crossed they have a reissue on the 6139/6138 line in the near future.

聽they've already got the movement out being used in the microbrands so why not bring back the classics.

what's your favorite vintage Seikos? let us know down below and share any photos of your vintage watch 馃憤

Nice watch. The band looks great on this watch.聽

Regarding the movement being used by microbrands, 聽do you mean the VK64 Mecaquartz?聽

Shes beautiful!! 6139 is my favorite to date, so many"cool factor"variations that all belong a collection.聽

Now that is a sweet seiko

Mine is a 1970's 6619-9000 Sportsmatic 5 with Dolphin back.聽

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Warrior75

Regarding the movement being used by microbrands, 聽do you mean the VK64 Mecaquartz?聽

that's the one, would help make the watch more affordable and slimmer compared to the Automatics, could see them doing a prospex/SLA style tier of VK64 in the cheaper ones

RFIMike

Mine is a 1970's 6619-9000 Sportsmatic 5 with Dolphin back.聽

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haven't seen many with the hex style bezel, has some nice sharp case lines, allot end up getting polished and end up ruining the nice sharp case lines. nice watch 馃憤

That's a nice watch. Nice blue dial too!聽

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AJ7777

haven't seen many with the hex style bezel, has some nice sharp case lines, allot end up getting polished and end up ruining the nice sharp case lines. nice watch 馃憤

I actually found this watch case (without bracelet) and it did not have a bezel ring on it at all. I went to replace the crystal at a place in Dallas and they suggested that particular bezel ring, not sure it was ever an original offering for that watch but it works nicely here.聽

THIS is my favourite Seiko! My dad bought such a watch in Japan, when they where launched. I was so impressed with this, as a young boy in the 70s, that I fell in love with watches - and especially chronographs.

The blue dial is stunning, as well as the very clean design of the case and recessed crown.聽

Chronomad

THIS is my favourite Seiko! My dad bought such a watch in Japan, when they where launched. I was so impressed with this, as a young boy in the 70s, that I fell in love with watches - and especially chronographs.

The blue dial is stunning, as well as the very clean design of the case and recessed crown.聽

I've found the 6139 designs to be timeless and the vertical clutch in the chronograph where ahead of the competition in the 70s, to this day we don't see this mechanical tech in affordable seikos, we now get quartz or mecha quartz.聽

do you still have your father's watch?

AJ7777

I've found the 6139 designs to be timeless and the vertical clutch in the chronograph where ahead of the competition in the 70s, to this day we don't see this mechanical tech in affordable seikos, we now get quartz or mecha quartz.聽

do you still have your father's watch?

I fully agree; it completely changed the market for chronographs. I unfortunately dont have his watch. I recall that he later replaced it with a quartz (non-chrono and not a Seiko). He owned the Seiko for many years, and I clearly recall the clear blue colour - and that he even let me play with his beloved watch .... under strict supervision 馃槉聽