Unfortunately Seiko collectors are poor imitations of Speedmaster collectors. The 6139 that Colonel Pogue wore into space was reference 6139-6005 (export version as opposed to the Asia market 6139-6002). There were 3 different yellow dials produced for these watches with this case reference. Pogue's watch dial had "Water70mResist" printed along the 9 dial radius and the applied "Seiko" logo with the "Automatic" printed below the logo along the 12 dial radius. As best as can tell, this was the rarest of the 3 yellow dials produced for this reference, It had a French/English day wheel and will have been produced in 1971-2.
A picture of Pogue's actual watch shows what a correct dial looks like and also shows that his watch had an incorrect replacement subdial hand.
The vast majority of watches referred to as Pogues do not have the correct dial or are incorrect in some other way. Aftermarket or replacement parts are the least of the problems with most watches being passed off as Pogues. A quick search of eBay typically shows a couple of hundred watches referred to as "Pogues" with none of them having the correct dial and case reference. I've been watching eBay for 6139s for years and at present maybe 4 or 5 correct Pogues get listed on eBay every year. Most need significant work. As the Pogue is effectively the equivalent of a "flown" Omega Speedmaster 105.012 or 145.012, Omega collectors would consider passing off a watch without the correct caseback reference or dial the equivalent of passing off a 145.022 or 3570.50 as a flown Speedmaster. Ignorant at best, fraud at worst.
The value of a correct Pogue given collector interest and rarity in today's market is greater than $1K even with the lack of discrimination by Seiko collectors. If Seiko collectors were as discriminating as Speedmaster collectors the value would be even higher, since so many collectors would not incorrectly believe they owned Pogues or that Pogues could be easily bought for less than $1K.
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