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All Steel SEIKO Helmet Chronograph 6139-7101 Flyback with Darth Vader Case

1970s Vintage
Price: $268 through PAYPAL
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SPECS»
Gender: male
Year: 1970 - 1979
Accessories: none
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 33 mm
Dial Height: 33 mm
Movement: 17 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 42 mm without crown
Case Height: 47 mm
Serial Number on Back: 8D9 555, 6139-7101
Serial Number on Movement: 6139B
Band: stainless steel
Band Width: 20 mm
Band Length: 5 in (measures up to 6.75 in with case)

NOTES»

  • Original SEIKO Watch with AFTERMARKET dial!
  • FEATURES: Caliber 6139 Flyback CHRONOGRAPH, Helmet or Darth Vader Case, All Steel, Day-Date
  • STAINLESS STEEL: case, back, crowns, clasp & bracelet

  1. Notes on the CASE (reverse): shows corrosion on flanges where case back locks in
The 1970's SEIKO Helmet Chronograph, is highly collectible not only for its distinctive case & dial design, but also for the caliber 6139 movement it runs on.

This particular SEIKO Chronograph is widely known as the "SEIKO Helmet" or "SEIKO Vader" for its sizable rounded case with hooded lugs, resembling Darth Vader's helmet on Star Wars.

Its caliber 6139 movement is the first automatic movement in space & features a single register chronograph with flyback feature!

In 1973, Colonel William "Bill" R. Pogue, an astronaut on the NASA Mission Skylab 4, wore his SEIKO 6139 automatic chronograph on board - making the SEIKO 6139 the first automatic watch in space!

SOURCE [James Lamdin @ Dream Chrono (accessed August 16, 2017) • The "Colonel Pogue" Seiko 6139 • Retrieved from ]The “Colonel Pogueâ€� Seiko 6139 - DreamChrono
GRADING»
EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System

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