Seiko 'Jumbo' Automatic Chronograph

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REF 6138-3000
Automatic
42 MM
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SKU AS07150
Article Number 40991058
ref 6138-3000
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp.
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Matte black Tritium dial with raised outer chapter ring is in fantastic condition showing light, even patination to luminous elements with matching handset. Unsigned crown.
REF 6138-3000
Automatic
42 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07150
Article Number 40991058
ref 6138-3000
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp.
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Matte black Tritium dial with raised outer chapter ring is in fantastic condition showing light, even patination to luminous elements with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Why We Love it

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, Seiko was experimenting with some of the first automatic chronograph movements ever made.

Unlike the Swiss, who were creating their own automatic chronographs in the form of the Heuer-designed Chronomatic and the Zenith El Primero, Seiko — being used to producing in scale — were able to keep their costs for their chronographs more accessible through mass production. Featuring a wide variety of case and dial designs, the 1970s were very much the golden age of Seiko sports watches. 

This particular automatic Seiko chronograph is a classic ‘Jumbo’ Reference 6138-3000 from circa the early 1970s. Housed in a 42mm stainless steel cushion case with a mineral crystal, barrel pushers, and a polished faceted bezel, it features a matte black Tritium dial with a raised outer chapter ring and a dual-register chronograph, a matching handset, and a day-date display. Powered by the famed Caliber 6138 movement, it comes paired to a cool, stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed blade clasp.

To misquote the Bard, ‘a watch by any other name would be many times as expensive.’ So whether you’re just getting into chronographs or you’re a Seiko die-hard, you owe it to yourself to give this Jumbo a whirl.

Try it on today!

Brand Story

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For over 140 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry-level Seiko 5s to world-class haute horlogerie pieces under the Grand Seiko brand. Underpinning the company’s efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations.
Founded in 1881 by clockmaker and businessman Kintarō Hattori in Tokyo, Japan as “K. Hattori,” Seiko began importing Western timepieces and selling them in the local market. In 1892, Hattori changed the name of the firm to Seikosha (“house of exquisite workmanship”), which was further altered to “Seiko” in 1924. Following the Second World War, during which Seiko produced watches for the Japanese military, the company began its streak of innovations based upon affordable, in-house movements and Japanese savoir faire. These included myriad dive watches such as the famed 6105 and the fan-favorite 6139 chronograph.

Later, in 1969, Seiko would go on to produce the Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. This technological innovation was followed by the Seiko Kinetic in the 1980s, which married quartz accuracy with automatic, self-powering functionality. Today, Seiko’s product offerings are vast, including dress watches, dive watches, chronographs and much more, all of which are powered by in-house movements comprising different types of technology.

Despite a move toward luxury positioning and pricing in the brand’s modern offerings, vintage Seiko classics can still be had at incredibly reasonable prices today, making them a favorite entry point into the vintage watch world for myriad collectors. From their availability in post exchanges on military bases around the world to their fame from films such as Apocalypse Now to their presence at six Olympic Games, Seiko watches are deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the contemporary collector.

A:S Guarantee

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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.

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