I assume that anyone looking at this listing has some knowledge of what they are looking at. If not, please do some research! This Seiko Pogue Automatic Chronograph has a 6139 movement, a 6002 case, and a 6030R. Indicates a June 1972 production date (per an online resource I believe to be reliable). I actually do not remember when I bought this Seiko Automatic Chronograph.
It was certainly no later than the early 90s, probably more like mid 80s, so lets say Ive had it at least 30 years and probably closer to 40. During that time it has mostly sat in a drawer.I have worn it very, very rarely, and then only casually. During the time I have had it, it has never been subjected to any rough use, never exposed to water or poor conditions of any kind. I have never had the back off, and I. It has ever been off since the watch left the factory. There is one small scratch at one of the notches on the case back that could conceivably be a tool slip but I think it is not.
There are no marks at all associated with any other of the back notches, including the one directly opposite the small scratch. Obviously, the drawback is that the watch has not been serviced for at least 30 years, and possibly ever. GOOD PRACTICES REQUIRE A RECOMMENDATION THAT THIS WATCH SHOULD BE SERVICED! At the very least, it must be assumed that the lubrication is no longer protecting the movement from wear. It should also be assumed that the watch has no water resistance, if only because the seals have probably lost their elasticity.
Cosmetically, this watch is excellent. Ive already mentioned one small scratch on the. There is also some very fine scratches on the center disc of the back, consistent with being stored flat on a hard surface. There is a very small ding on the upper edge of the case just below the lower (4 oclock) pusher and you might, upon very careful examination, find one or two tiny dings elsewhere on the case.I can also detect two or three tiny blemishes on the red metallic portion of the tachymeter ring. The mineral glass crystal is without noticeable flaw. Apart from that one little. And the unobtrusive fine scratches in the center disc. The case back is bright, smooth and shiny, and the etching is crisp. The face, likewise, is bright and clear. The lume on the hands has failed, of course, but the lume has not discolored, nor has the metal portion of the hands tarnished. Overall, it is perfectly fair to say that this watch could pass for a display model in a jewelry shop in its apparent year of production, 1972. Please note that anything that looks odd in the pictures, especially of the back, are likely reflections in the polished steel! I wore the watch for about 36 hours recently to see how it was doing, and it was reasonably accurate, by which I mean that it seemed to deviate less than one minute in 24 hours.
Since these models have no sweep second handother than for the chronograph functionit is actually hard to check more carefully than that, at least without instruments that I do not have. Ecause it is an automatic winder.And cannot be hand wound. I cannot say what the power reserve is.
It did keep running without issue while I was wearing it. Starts, stops and re-sets just as it should. The push-in crown works to advance the date (push part way in) and day (continue to push further in), as it should. Note: as is typical for mechanical movements, the quick advance should not be operated. Both day and date advance properly at midnight though not what I would call quick set.
Turning the recessed crown when it is in running position rotates the inner ring bidirectionally. Finally, the hands set smoothly and without noticeable play.
This watch will be delivered with a. Which is drying out and cracking. With all that said, this watch is approaching its 50. Year and, as noted, it has not been serviced for at least three decades, possibly ever. I was extremely gentle and careful in all of the test operations I carried out, and so should you be in using it!I fully stand behind all of my express factual representations, but because of this watchs age and service status. To that end, I will be putting some other watches up in coming days/weeks. I also have a number of Soviet or Russian-made mechanical watches. Let me know if you are interested! Please let me know if you have any questions. The item "SEIKO PEPSI POGUE 6139 6002 6030R AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WATCH JAPAN DAY/DATE" is in sale since Sunday, November 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "grtsldsm" and is located in Decatur, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.