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Our new contributor, Evan Yueng, features a real fetish for your initial automatic chronograph. Like me! Although I aim predominantly to the outcome of the cooperation amongst Heuer, Breitling, Buren and Dubois-Depraz, Evan focusses on Seiko's very first automatic chronograph, the Speedtimer. 
It's been years because the trend for that Rolex Daytona has began, and in many cases much more many years because the arrival of automated chronographs themselves new mens watches . Back again from the 70s, the Heuers as well as the El Primeros have taken a foothold in the full sporting activities watch business by racing to become the very first to create an computerized chronograph. It can be been a feat which has been debated for therefore very long on who actually gained, but inside the background of all this, one more company, quietly produced a person to contact their own - the Seiko 6139 or what others wish to call the Speedtimer.
It is just a handful of months back which i take place to snag one of these vintage chronographs in fantastic condition. Shockingly, for a watch produced again inside the early 70s, this piece will not be smaller and wears much larger than most watches produced in that very same period. This is certainly likely on account of the massive UFO made scenario which makes the piece use larger than ordinary. The Seiko 6139 chronograph did arrived in the variety of dial and internal bezel coloration combinations. This individual variation is in reality the 6139-6002 or perhaps the Pogue , the very same piece that Col. William Pogue worn in his Skylab Missions (look at out this website link!!), becoming the very first automated chronograph worn in Area.
The 6139s came in a very broad assortment of dials, the 6139-6002 piece pictured in this article is actually the intercontinental model from the piece.
The Japanese domestic models features another touch, by possessing the Seiko Speedtimer label down below the twelve o'clock in place of the normal Chronograph Automatic . It's most specified that in the collector's scene on vintage Seiko, the Speedtimer dials tend to be more wanted thanks to its exclusivity into the Japanese current market. It's also considered one of the key reason why why the piece was referred to as Speedtimer to begin with. For apparent factors, the piece pictured just isn't sporting the Speedtimer dial but somewhat the normal global model of it very similar to the piece worn by Pogue.
For virtually any Seiko collectors, or watch collectors for that matter, the 6139 in alone is a piece deserving of praise. Since the firm's first venture into automated chronograph, Seiko did it with flair. Sporting a famed Red-Blue bezel, popularize via the Rolex GMT-Master, having a contrasting coloration of the chapter ring (internal bezel) together with the sunburst dial, this piece is flashiness labeled all during.
With all these colour mixtures, you might be forgetting that this piece here's a legitimate in-house manufactured chronograph using a one sub-dial on the six o'clock placement measuring approximately half an hour invicta watches . It's a real engineering feat for Seiko even right until now. Nonetheless, Seiko stopped producing the 6139 back in the early 80s, regardless of its good results. It really is due to this the 6139 have created a cult next between Seiko enthusiasts around the globe and has turn out to be a bit of heritage well worth owning. An excellent piece could be experienced at about 150-200 (USD) mark is insane, adding the record that goes with it, the 6139 presents considered one of the most effective mechanical chronograph piece from your early times, supplying the very best bang for the buck funds can buy.
Be wary nevertheless of parts which has been severely overhauled, and with a lot of aftermarket areas accessible available. It is difficult to find just one in complete original affliction. The oldsters in excess of at WUS (watch U Find) have managed to compile in great detail on how to purchase a Seiko 6139, so in case you happen to be available in the market for a single, is likely to be a smart idea to head on over. Classic Seiko certainly are a loads, but acquiring 1 in properly preserved affliction would be the thrill guiding it and once you're bitten through the vintage bug , will not be shock that you'll before long be scouring for more.
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This text is written by Evan Yueng, contributing writer for Monochrome Watches.

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