Seiko 5 Sports Speed-Timer Chronograph 6139-6031 (JDM)

$1,875.00

Brand: Seiko

Model: 5 Sports Speed-Timer Automatic Chronograph ref. 6139-6031 ("Coke" Bezel); scarce early JDM model with "PROOF" dial circa September of 1970

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 40mm excluding the original unsigned crown and pushers

Bracelet: Very rare original 19mm Seiko 5 Sports JDM stainless steel bracelet with original "XAA 301" endpieces and signed fold-over clasp; will fit wrist sizes up to approximately 7" (optional clasp extension can be installed to accommodate larger wrist sizes)

Movement: Seiko cal. 6139A self-winding automatic chronograph with quick-set date and quick-set day in two languages (English/Japanese "Kanji"); 21,600 BPH; Japan

Features: Stunning original matte black "PROOF" dial with red Speed-Timer logo and 30-minute chronograph totalizer at 6 o'clock; internal rotating bezel with vibrant red count-down minute track; original white and black luminous hands; correct two-piece second hand; blacked out day-date display at 3 o'clock with red Sunday text (can choose between Japanese "Kanji" or English days of the week); robust 40mm stainless steel case with original black/red "Coke" bezel and new mineral glass crystal (original crystal will also be included with the watch); very rare original Seiko 5 Sports JDM bracelet; in-house Seiko 6139 column-wheel chronograph movement

Condition: Fantastic original condition with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; 40mm solid stainless steel case remains thick and sharp overall; crisp screw-down caseback is clearly legible; gorgeous original matte black "PROOF" dial with crisp printing, vibrant red accents, and all luminous material in tact; excellent original hands with matching lume; correct original two-piece seconds hand has slightly faded; new mineral glass crystal; rare original JDM Seiko 5 Sports bracelet matches the overall condition of the watch

Other: This incredible vintage JDM Seiko 5 Sports Speed-Timer is the definition of cool - How did they pack so many features into one watch while maintaining such a balanced and appealing design aesthetic? We love the matte black "PROOF" dial found only on early examples. Speaking of early examples, this watch retains its original two-piece second hand. It is getting exceedingly difficult to find early original JDM 6139 watches, especially with this original bracelet. The blacked-out day-date display with Japanese "Kanji" characters is so killer - especially on Sunday when it turns to red... The red and black combo is hard to beat. This particular Speed-Timer is the best we've had and it's ready to pair with your Japanese sports car (such as a Honda S2000 in Berlina Black).

Our watchmaker installed a new mineral glass crystal and fresh gaskets all around. The original crystal will also be included with the watch. Speaking of the 6139 movement, it was quite possibly the very first automatic chronograph movement to come to market commercially (in May of 1969). The Zenith El Primero and Heuer cal. 11 movements also debuted that year. You can read more about this controversial topic from our friends at HODINKEE and OnTheDash. Regardless of which movement actually came first, the Seiko 6139 is an absolute steal in the marketplace today relative to comparable early watches from Heuer and Zenith.

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