1971 Seiko Chronograph (Ref. 6139-6010)
In the 1960s and 1970s, Seiko produced a variety of affordable automatic chronograph watches. Seiko’s first automatic chronograph caliber was the 6139, which was available in several models, in a variety of colorways. The movement has a 30-minute register at the 6 o'clock subdial, with start/stop and reset pushers.
During the height of his fame, Bruce Lee was known to wear at 6139-6010. Choosing to wear an automatic chronograph seems to make sense for someone on a movie set filming and timing precise choreographed fight scenes.
The lightly polished case retains strong dimensions with only light signs of use. The case retains its original button crown and pump pushers. The case back retains all of its original factory markings in deep and crisp condition. The original Seiko bracelet retains 13 links and exhibits stretch which is expected for the style and age of the bracelet.
The stunning and vivid blue dial is in near-perfect vintage condition, showing almost no signs of age throughout. The lume on the dial remains bright white with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The original hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. Watch is functioning and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.