Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
We’ve joined forces with our friends at 10:25 Vintage, a New York-based operation with a shared enthusiasm for interesting vintage timepieces, to bring you a robust handpicked collection that is both exceptional and affordable. Perfect for the discerning collector on a budget, these pieces provide an excellent entry point to the joys of vintage watches.
To many people, Seiko is just another inexpensive watch brand - but if you’ve made it to this far, you know that nothing could be further from the truth.
For over 135 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry level Seiko 5s to world-class high horology Grand Seikos. Underpinning Seiko's efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements capable of being paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations. And though the Swiss often get all the glory for producing the first automatic chronograph in 1969, Seiko quietly released the 6139, a rugged automatic chronograph unit as early as May of the same year.
In 1970, they made a few tweaks, including an hour totalizer and a new quickset system and released the Calibre 6138. Like its predecessor, the 6138 could be found in a number of unique dial and case configurations that have maintained collector interest through the years, in models such the Yachtsman and Kakune, often known better by their nicknames as the "UFO" and "Big Blue" respectively.
One of the most distinctive and popular executions of the 6138 is this particular model, the 6138-0049, or as its more commonly known, the Bullhead. In this execution, the movement was turned 90 degrees, resulting in subsidiary dial placement at 9:00 and 3:00, and the crown and pushers on top of the case. Sporting a large, thick steel case and unique brown & gold color patterning to the dial, the Bullhead has a truly unmistakeable profile and stands out amongst vintage chronographs of the era. Completemented by their rugged automatic chronograph movement, the Bullhead makes a compelling addition to any collection.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
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.