Update: 50th Anniversary of the first automatic chronograph - Seiko’s 6139

Another example of a Seiko 6139-6010 chronograph with a January 1969 produced case has been discovered. This watch has the serial number of 910170 and is just 21 units from the only other known January 1969 example.

I have also just added a February 1969 produced 6139-6000 model to my collection. Now I need to track down a January example.

I have updated my previous article on the release of the Seiko 6139 chronographs and this can be found here:
50th Anniversary of the first automatic chronograph - Seiko’s 6139

Baselworld 2019 Announcement - Astron

Baselworld 2019 Announcement - Astron

It was fifty years ago this year that the Seiko Astron, the world’s first quartz watch, was released to the market. In 2012 Seiko introduced the world’s first range of solar GPS based watches and they named these Astron in reference to the original model. This year Seiko announces four new solar GPS Astrons including one to commemorate the original quartz model.

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