Seiko 6139-8030 Chronograph

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SKU AS00445
SKU AS00445

Why We Love it

Long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Seiko was leaps and bounds ahead of their time.  Think of them as the Empire, building an horological Death Star that no one, not even the sharpest Swiss Jedi, saw coming.  

That Death Star was the 6139 automatic chronograph movement.  Dawning in 1969, the 6139 was the first of three automatic chronographs to be launched that year (Heuer's Calibre 11 and Zenith El-Primero movements were also unveiled that year). But the Japanese set themselves apart by keeping the cost for their 6139 chronographs lower than their Swiss counterparts, producing a stalwart watch that has great value for any collector. 

You might have also heard about Col. William Pogue who, being an astronaut and all, took part in the 1973 Skylab 4 mission. Having not received his NASA-issued Omega yet, the Colonel turned to his trusty Seiko 6139-6002 to meter burn times in training.  Of course, NASA didn't know that when he finally did get his Speedmaster Pro, he continued to use his Seiko, making his watch the first automatic chronograph in space.  

While Col. Pogue's watch made waves and increased the value of the Reference 6139-6002 model, other 6139-powered chronographs have remained remarkably low on the pricing spectrum, and offer a great way to enter the vintage watch world on any budget.

This particular watch has a lovely patination throughout, and with the trademark day-date function at 3:00 with quickset date function, it's a superb daily wear watch for any man - galactic guardians not withstanding. 

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Seiko 6139-8030 Chronograph

Seiko 6139-8030 Chronograph

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Seiko 6139-8030 Chronograph

Why We Love it

Long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Seiko was leaps and bounds ahead of their time.  Think of them as the Empire, building an horological Death Star that no one, not even the sharpest Swiss Jedi, saw coming.  

That Death Star was the 6139 automatic chronograph movement.  Dawning in 1969, the 6139 was the first of three automatic chronographs to be launched that year (Heuer's Calibre 11 and Zenith El-Primero movements were also unveiled that year). But the Japanese set themselves apart by keeping the cost for their 6139 chronographs lower than their Swiss counterparts, producing a stalwart watch that has great value for any collector. 

You might have also heard about Col. William Pogue who, being an astronaut and all, took part in the 1973 Skylab 4 mission. Having not received his NASA-issued Omega yet, the Colonel turned to his trusty Seiko 6139-6002 to meter burn times in training.  Of course, NASA didn't know that when he finally did get his Speedmaster Pro, he continued to use his Seiko, making his watch the first automatic chronograph in space.  

While Col. Pogue's watch made waves and increased the value of the Reference 6139-6002 model, other 6139-powered chronographs have remained remarkably low on the pricing spectrum, and offer a great way to enter the vintage watch world on any budget.

This particular watch has a lovely patination throughout, and with the trademark day-date function at 3:00 with quickset date function, it's a superb daily wear watch for any man - galactic guardians not withstanding. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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