Model: Seiko Automatic Chronograph 'Pogue' Reference Number: 6139-6002 Serial: 665847 Date: June 1976 Box & Papers: Genuine age correct Seiko Box, no papers Serviced: October 2017
Case Size: 41.5mm including crown Lug to Lug: 46.5mm Bracelet fits wrist: Circa 7 inches (3 links attached), 2 further links supplied to make it larger
Functions: All functions operate correctly, chronograph resets to 0 Case Condition: Fantastic, small age related marks- lightly polished in restoration Crystal Condition: New crystal fitted during service 2017 Dial: Mint Inner rotating bezel: Original, rotates smoothly Outer bezel insert: Replaced during service 2017 Bracelet/Strap: Genuine NOS Seiko Bracelet fitted during service 2017
A great example of this 1970s classic, the 6139-6002 is famed for unofficially going up to space on the wrist of Col. William Pogue in 1973 on the Skylab 4 Mission. Pogue used the watch in addition to his NASA issued Speedmaster to time the engine burn on his ascent into space.
The watch is in great condition for its age. It was recently serviced in October 2017 and since then it has been a reliable runner. All functions operate as they should, the chronograph runs and resets to 0 and the buttons do not stick. The inner rotating bezel is the original rotates smoothly with the crown and still has the lovely yellow/orangey glow. During the service, the watch was fitted with new gaskets, a new crystal and a new bezel insert as the original (with the Pepsi red/blue) had worn right down- the old bezel insert will be provided with the watch. The watch case was lightly refinished during the service, but was done so as to preserve the original case lines.
The watch has great wrist presence for a watch of this period and is a fantastic addition to any collection!