Seiko Chronograph 1973

Seiko had a really large range of chronographs during the 70’s. This is an example of the depth of the range, not many, if any, marks had a chrono in gold plate.

   This 1973 example with the legendary 6139 movement has a beautiful dial, contrasting gold with raised black markers, three tone hands and tachometer ring.

 Like all Seiko chronographs, this watch has a nice integrated bracelet with a signed fold over clasp

 Gold plate and without the colorful outer bezel, this was the slightly dressy sports chronograph


About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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2 Responses to Seiko Chronograph 1973

  1. Trevor says:

    I have just found a seiko seriel number 380549
    .looks same as was bought in 70’s .
    I think its aug 1973.can you please tell me if this is you know the approx. Value.
    Regards trevor

    • robswatches says:

      Yes Trevor, the first two digits of the serial number gives you the year and month but not the decade. The 6139 movement was made from 1969 through to about 1978 so your watch is definitely Aug 1973.


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