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  1. Steve88M3

    Steve88M3 Jan 24, 2019

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    Your example is much nicer than mine - would look great!
     
  2. Tri-national-man

    Tri-national-man Jan 26, 2019

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    Just got this one...SKX031..Clicky bezel, screw in crown, applied hour plots...Loving the Rolex look of it..
     
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  3. ChrisN

    ChrisN Jan 27, 2019

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    Unfortunately not mine, but was struck by how modern this 6138-3002 looks when I finished it. Big watch too being a jumbo. Must get around to sorting my UFO one day...
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    Cheers, Chris
     
  4. Professor

    Professor Jan 27, 2019

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    Mesh bands do add a mechanistic vibe, sort of Metropolis like. The tubular ends compliment the rounded ends of the lugs and straight edge of the case.

    I put one, a cheap but well made Chinese copy, on one of my Quartz watches but found it irritated my wrist after awhile. My Midlands had a mesh band when I got it but I put a copy of a Spiedel expansion band on it at first opportunity.
    Still like the looks of them even If i can't wear them.
     
  5. ChrisN

    ChrisN Jan 27, 2019

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    I wear a few watches with mesh bracelets and I quite like them - don't really irritate me, fortunately. I popped this ROWI mesh on as it arrived without anything and dead...
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    This will get him going while he thinks about what he wants and, they are not expensive. I like the look but possibly something a bit heavier might work better. Anyone know what was on these originally?

    Cheers, Chris
     
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  6. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer Jan 30, 2019

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    Here’s my latest contribution F9E3B293-44BE-48AF-B654-684A485FF9B3.jpeg
     
  7. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer Jan 30, 2019

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    There fantastic
     
  8. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Jan 30, 2019

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    F902E377-5B6F-4960-A714-B0A81B9E3AD4.png 42E105A6-249F-4E97-A229-C6BF060C5580.jpeg BAE630F5-E67A-4247-A09A-A16A5E932968.png 1D44D94B-E1B8-48E1-9BD3-3A4C4BFF67D1.png 1835B3E5-6A5B-4C46-85FF-BFC3DCDC269F.jpeg 2A4D9BB9-E7EE-4D70-B7BF-D22CEEC5BA91.jpeg Seiko # 3. The spaceship has landed- direct from Miyazaki!!! Seiko Speedtimer
    6139-7020 off the ‘Bay for $500. Love the warm champagne dial and the whole layout period. The orange and yellow hands really play up the sporty genre too.
     
  9. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Jan 30, 2019

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    The one thing that’s throwing me off - is this: If this JDM dial version of the Seiko 613-600x came out after, say 1975 - wouldn’t the movement be a 6139B
    ( versus the 6139A inside ) ???
     
  10. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 30, 2019

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    The date code on the watch shows Feb of 71
    http://www.watchsleuth.com/seikodatefinder/?mvmt=6139&case=7020&serial=125351

    Feb of 71 would be a resist dial and case, the first of the non-notched case, and one of the last 6139a movements.

    It reads as OK to me, minus the dial. I am using this as a guide for it

    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guides/the-seiko-6139-600x-collectors-guide


    It does seem to read via that website that the dial is post 75. But that might take more research it is a suwa dial though which might help you drill it down more. It is possible that this one has a later dial on it. My guess is that the low price you paid for it, is a sign that the Seiko collectors identified the later dial as not being original to the piece.. either way you got a good deal IMHO, and you can hunt for the correct dial.
     
  11. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Jan 30, 2019

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    Foo2, awesome job! Thank you in spades. I wish I knew this going in. Sorta a newbie tax I guess. I had read that Col. Pogue/ Springbar article too ( after the buy).... but I was sidetracked on the movement aspect. —Not the dial .ouch!
    ( as you ably pointed out and dated to Feb. 1971). So it’s the most probable that it’s the dial that’s off . I’m not terribly upset ( but wished I knew prior) ... If I ever sell it, I’ll def disclose that. My fault for not ascertaining properly.
     
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  12. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Jan 30, 2019

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    Oh well, it still looks amazing in spites of the flaws.
     
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  13. adi4

    adi4 Jan 30, 2019

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    It should be a fishbone design like this (credit to TheWatchSpotBlog):

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  14. tikkathree

    tikkathree Jan 31, 2019

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    Looks like I've become a Sumo fiddler.. 20190131_092634.jpg
     
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  15. ChrisN

    ChrisN Jan 31, 2019

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    Many thanks @adi4 - that certainly looks impressive. Not sure why I couldn't find that information so your help is much appreciated. I think the mesh will be coming off as I just ordered one of these (I know this model is not listed but it has 19mm lugs and my risk is small).

    Will post a picture when it is back together and am sure my customer will be thrilled.:thumbsup:

    Cheers, Chris
     
  16. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Feb 1, 2019

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    From what I’m seeing ( so far ) on the SCWF ( Seiko citizens watch forum ) and a few sites where watchmakers were either expertly restoring a similar 6139-7020 or selling one- it seems that this dial variant “7040T”; the champagne dial on my JDM Speedtimer is legit. Looks like the notched case and the 6139A movement and case date of Feb 71 all line up.. There’s also a comprehensive listing ( with pics of course)of the myriad models of the 6139-x on a Spanish site
    “ foroderejoles.es” which clearly depicts mine.. feeling better - but will still dig around.
     
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  17. pongster

    pongster Feb 3, 2019

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    Sunday Cocktails
     
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  18. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 3, 2019

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    Both are sexy. The black is gorgeous!!
     
  19. pongster

    pongster Feb 3, 2019

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    Its more of dark brown.

    Ty sir.

    Do you prefer having the “presage” on the dial?
     
  20. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 3, 2019

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    6 one way half dozen the other. Anyone that cares about presage knows they are the same quality. I think it’s cleaner without but it’s also nice to have it on the dial. Does that make sense?