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Hi Guys,

I got a genuine Seiko 6139-6000 Orange face, tapered Oyster strap, in pretty good condition, I've had since I was a boy in the 70s, unfortunately the Crown has snapped off the spindle and the upper chrono button is missing. Movement still works, love to get it repaired, anybody got and advice regarding someone worth contacting in the UK, Merseyside/North West?

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Awesome thread people. Can someone please comment on my watch if it appears legit or not.
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View attachment 1003477 I received this watch from my Dad about 3 years ago..he brought it back from his last tour in S. Vietnam in 71-72..the first numbers of the Serial # are 11 so I'm assuming it was made in January of 1971..it is a 6139-6001..it is obviously in need of a new bezel insert, but mechanically I just don't know..I remember him getting off the plane in 1972 with this watch on and obviously it has great sentimental value since he wore it for the next 30 years or so..does anyone know of a watchmaker skilled at restoring these watches? Thanks for looking..
 

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Hi Guys,

Could someone help me with this watch?
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On the caseback it says 6139-6041, but on the dial you can see 6139-6030R (17jew.). According to the seller it is from 1977.

What I have seen from the Thread above is that the 6030 had orange hands, but the white ring seems not to be the right color combination.

What's your guess?
 

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6139-6015 SEIKO AUTOMATIC chrono with dates in spanish/english,gold plated

I inherited my grandfathers watch he wore daily and its my daily watch, hence its condition, but the pictures makeit look much worse i must say.mim trying to find the origional gold plated band since this band is not the origional.

This forum was the only info i could find on my watch.
i have 3 questions

1) how much and where can i find the factory wrist band?

2) what should i expect to pay for a good deal re-gold plating job

3) what are the values of my specific model, i could only find ones similiar but not exact on ebay.


Thankyou in advance







 

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I'd like one of these Seiko's too and there are many for sale on Ebay (and on all other well known websites).
Some look good, some don't. :)
I have a question about this one. It looks very nice. Bracelet is not original, but I am wondering if the rest is correct. I am missing the "Water 70m resist" text and the Pepsi-bezel looks like a brandnew one, but does not look like a sticker.
 

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The HANDS

All the 6139-600x's came with a RED hands except for the 6139-6030/6032 which came with ORANGE hands. Other models do have other colors. Black, yellow and white

I have a 6139-6001 that is original with an unopened case until I got it from my father and had the movement serviced. It is a silver dial example but came with yellow second and minute chrono hands. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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Here's a great example of what to look out for.
The tells….
1. Wrong bezel insert - insert is from a 7017-6020
2. The case is way over polished
3. Wrong case back - case back reads 6117-6400
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Even though the dial is awesome, a silver PROOF dial likely from 1969 or 1970, the rest of what is wrong with this watch should scream RUN. ����
Just something to add to the thread.
 

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Reviving this old thread because I have a question. Up until now I thought I was pretty familiar with decoding the signs of a franken rogue and am happy with the two gold dial pogues I have from Nov.'69 and Feb. 72 respectively. However I just purchased a silver dialed 'resist' from a very nice fellow who is certain this was his dads watch for more then 30 yrs. Even if I choose to believe him there are a few things which I can't figure out which I'd like some opinion on. The price I paid was little enough where I wasn't expecting any rarity in the first place and at worst I suspect when it was serviced a new crown (possibly aftermarket-but correct) but all else seems above board.

Its the case back I'm questioning, I have always read that 1979 was the last year of the pogue production and assumed this pogue was a '79. However-everything I have read-both here on WUS , Hodinke and other places claims the casebook with the numerals circled by lines is too early to be a '79 and should be numerals in straight lines.

So what does that mean? It means my case has a serial # starting with a 9 and if its not 1979 then its 1969 and that seems unlikely. A) because it has a 'resist' dial which was supposedly not made until post 1970. Everything else checks out fine-faded blue bezel, correct hands the pepsi-bezel has been replaced but I have the original bezel thats beat-to-hell.

So-if I assume the seller had his dads 30 year watch and the movemment inside is correct, (it is) I know whats been replaced why would a watchmaker replace the case back with the correct model but an earlier version? And-is this in fact what most likely is going on or does somebody have another better explanation. [and no-I am not expecting for any confirmation that its a february 1969 (although I have seen in person my friends gold dial January '69! But he is extremely wealthy and only purchases the most extreme rarities in vintage. In fact-I was surprised he had any Seikos at all. This is why he brought it out-to 'prove' he wasn't as 'snobby' as all that (even with dozens of rare rolex and a few PPs as well, plus more and more) So I do know very early '69s exist but doubt mine is one. So is it a '79? And thanks for any help.

and heres the pics:



 
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Hi everyone, I'm a long time follower of WUS but this is my first post.

I have recently discovered the Seiko Pogue and am hoping to add one to my collection. I've scoured the forums to get an idea of the signs of non-originals to look out for, and I think I've found a plain silver dial 6309-6002 with "resist" style caseback that looks more than decent. Hoping I could get some feedback on it's originality?

Note - the seller states that the bracelet has been replaced a "new signed Seiko period bracelet, correct to the watch".

Thanks !

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Can I ask an urgent favour folks? I've found what looks like a very nice Pogue and am tempted to buy it. My perfect model is the full blue face, whereas this has the black ring, but it still looks great to me, and appears to be in really great condition. The seller says it's serviced and everything works. I've studied the pictures closely, and can tell that the bracelet isn't original (although it's an acceptable match), but the face, bezel and case look to be in great condition, and I can't tell them apart from original. Does anything look off with it?

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Can I ask an urgent favour folks? I've found what looks like a very nice Pogue and am tempted to buy it. My perfect model is the full blue face, whereas this has the black ring, but it still looks great to me, and appears to be in really great condition. The seller says it's serviced and everything works. I've studied the pictures closely, and can tell that the bracelet isn't original (although it's an acceptable match), but the face, bezel and case look to be in great condition, and I can't tell them apart from original. Does anything look off with it?

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I’d say the dial colour is off!? For some reason, to me, it looks a bit dodgy.

Is the A in Japan with a pointy top or flat?
 

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Thanks Aggert. The photos aren't good enough quality to tell the A!

It seemed to me that the lume squares are just a bit too perfect for it to be original. Same with the fingers, it just looks a bit too faultless. I'd like it to be right, but these are 40+ year old watches aren't they.
 

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Thanks Aggert. The photos aren't good enough quality to tell the A!

It seemed to me that the lume squares are just a bit too perfect for it to be original. Same with the fingers, it just looks a bit too faultless. I'd like it to be right, but these are 40+ year old watches aren't they.
Precisely! I’m not a full on expert, but have tried to gather knowledge about them.

To me it just looks too perfect.

Mine is in quite good shape, has not been re-lumed, therefore the lume for instance has changed colour.

I’ve added a photo of mine to compare :)

 

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I notice the face on yours is a very nice reflective/metallic finish. This one I'm looking at is flat, and I didn't there was two variants of the black/blue face

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So after some research (this guide The Definitive 6139-600x Buyer's Guide | Wrist Sushi - A Japanese Watch Forum) I've learnt how to spot a fake face on a Seiko Pogue, and the example I posted above is definitely fake. The obvious ways to tell are the markings around the subdial, and the missing Suwa logo above the subdial.

It was fairly obvious that the example I was looking at couldn't be an original face due to condition, but it's good to have some definite ways to clearly spot a fake.
 
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