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I am intrigued by the bellmatic and also the weekedater.
Pesky vintage seikos there are too many nice looking ones about. :)
Weekedater ! I had never seen that model before you referred to it. I think its right to refer to it as a dress watch . Some of the pics with the day and date at 3pm and 6pm are pretty cool.

And the best thing about vintage seiko is that its affordable to a "blue" or "white" collar guy .

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I would like you to imagine a scenario . Your May 1975 pogue was owned by a dashing special services operative who in 1976 was into racing Yacuza gangsters up Mount Fuji in an e type jag.

On the final race neck and neck on the final 50m the Jag finds a horsepower of extra torque and finishes first but not before the tretcheros gangster has slammed him into tree.

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It's yours now. Wear it . If you don't wear it its pointless so sell it and someone else will wear or not.

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If i sell it on ebay i will include that story to bump up the price ;)

thanks for the amusement.
 

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Hi, I've been a longtime fan of the 6139 since dad gave me his beautiful blue 6139-6012 when I was a little kid (I've since lost it and am in the process of tearing apart everything I own to try and get it back). I'm looking at buying a couple of these now just because I absolutely love them. There are a couple for sale now and I'd love an expert opinion on it.
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First the above watch (same as Dad's but gold)
And below another one I like. My question is simply, do they look "right" to you? I've seen the gold one, but it was ALL gold, not silver with gold buttons.
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Dear Dr Pete,

I am no expert. My previous ( very few as I am very new to this forum ) simply set out the process I used to choose and buy my watch.

So using that process the first watch you are looking at silver case gold pushers does not look like anything in the Seiko catalogues at the beginning of this thread. So you have to assume its been modified or contains bits from other similar watches.

If aesthetically it floats your boat.....up to you.

The Second. Well according to the process ( from one picture ) the case from a top view has sharp lines so has not been filed/polished/messed with. Are the pics from other angles the same ? If so its a lovely sharp case it will look sharp on your wrist. The subdial markers are chunky not anemic. The red hands are red and the small one tear shaped. I can't really comment on the lume. Provenace? A teenager in the Filipeens or a retired baptist minister ( and on the internet can you really tell ) .

For me the newly discovered joy of vintage seiko is that if I get it badly wrong I have wasted 2/3/400 ( never more except ) USD GBP EURO. So far in my three ( 3 ) yes three only purchases of vintage seiko I am happy with my purchases. I will always listen and respect someone who knows more than me but thus far the method which I went through in an earlier post which is research research and more research then compare that with the characteristics of my potential purchase works for me.

ps sometimes things are so shiny and nice ( a blue "pogue" with a white inner dial which means it should be much earlier than 1975 that the case says ) fail all the tests and I want it anyway .

Happy days

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses. I missed the Gold one but I still have a chance at getting the Pogue. I was just concerned because it only says "Automatic" not "Chronograph Automatic) on the face.
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How does this watch look:



From my research, everything seems to be original. The one concern is the hand on the subdial. Does the color difference indicate a replacement hand, or is it possible the hand has just faded in color?
 

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cant see it fading on its own with the central big seconds hand not doing so.

One of them is after market.
 

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Here are some pics of a 1969 Pogue I just acquired. It's a JDM and all original so a great barometer to measure against if you are looking to buy one.
50th anniversary next year!

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Hi,

Is there anyone in this forum that knows if this is an original Seiko Pogue 6139 6002. Bought it for 10 years ago on ebay and almost forgot about it until I found it in my safe the other day... How do you see if a Seiko Pogue is original?

Thanks for your help guys! :)



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The sub dial second hand looks straight and should be tear drop shaped.
Dial looks like a replacement as there is no factory marker.

I am no expert btw so there maybe more signs.
 

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The sub dial second hand looks straight and should be tear drop shaped.
Dial looks like a replacement as there is no factory marker.

I am no expert btw so there maybe more signs.


Thanks a lot for your answer trott3r! :)

So it might be a frankenstein watch or just a replica. The interesting thing for me is if there is anything that is original so that I can sell it as parts.
 

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Hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is an original 6139 dial?
It doesn't look new as it has some corrosion but there is some "spacing in the sub-seconds markers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is an original 6139 dial?
It doesn't look new as it has some corrosion but there is some "spacing in the sub-seconds markers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm no expert here, but just by comparing the positioning of the dial code, your dial looks similar to some aftermarket dials on eBay.

Hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is an original 6139 dial?
It doesn't look new as it has some corrosion but there is some "spacing in the sub-seconds markers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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