Seiko 6139-6012 "Resist" Dial Chronograph

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Austin, TX

Hi all,
I'm looking to sell an early Seiko 6139 that dates from May 1971, noted by its early "Resist" dial that was discontinued in later versions. This model was one of the very first automatic chronographs Seiko ever produced and differs from some of the more common "Pogue" models due to the early 6139A movement, lack of a tachometer sticker bezel, and slightly smaller case.
This particular watch I acquired, non-running, a few years ago. I was attracted to it because of the bright blue dial that's developed a textured patina/"wabi", giving it a sparkle effect in sunlight.
I spent quite a lot of money and time working with a vintage Seiko specialist to restore this watch as close to factory condition as possible while also being sympathetic to the wear and tear of the past.
Some of the items replaced/work done:
-Full movement strip down and service, completed November 2019.
-EastTech repro crystal installed
-EastTech rubber gasket kit installed
-Uncle Seiko "Railroad" bracelet (original to this model) installed
-Case cleaned and lightly brushed to enhance original appearance.
-Sweep hand and sub dial hand repainted to match.
The result is a simply superb watch that's unique, runs great, and needs absolutely nothing!
Specs: 39mm width, 43mm L2L, 19mm lug width, bracelet max is approx. 7.75".
Asking $600 shipped to U.S. addresses. PayPal only please. No trades.
Questions? Please don't hesitate to ask!
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