Today, we are listing yet another very rare chronograph from Seiko referenced 6138-8000 AKA Baby Panda. Introduced in 1971, the 23 Jewels version of Cal. 6138B was in production for only two years and cased only inside the 6138-800x, a Japan domestic model.
Same as the 8001 variant, two dials are available for the 8000: Black iridescent charcoal and pearl white. The chronograph we have to offer is the creamy dial version.
This particular model is slightly narrower and lighter compared to its respective jumbo 6138-8001 which makes it very suitable for thinner wrists. This reference also comes with a great advantage: Both dial and hour/minute hands are lumed which gives it great legibility at night. The Tachymeter ring is thinner which makes the dial very subtle and cleaner.
This one is even more special. it's an unused and perfect example that was unused and still retains everything sharp as it was originally made. It's undoubtedly one of the best examples we have to offer.
The watch functions, including the chnograph and quickset functions, work perfectly and the watch will be sold as is. If you wish to service it, it will be for an extra fee and will take around 2 months to complete. Please let us know if you want to service it.
Shipped from Tokyo, Japan
Deadstock Seiko Baby Panda 6138-8000
This Baby Panda is stunning. The case retains its original finishes as it left Suwa factory. The dial and hands are clean with the vivid orange tip on the chronograph hand. The bracelet is tight, in perfect condition, and still retains its sharp edges with the sticker still present on the clasp: You can enjoy the brushing lines as it still shines beautifully in the sunlight.
The bezel is in good condition with no sign of bumps and the glass has no visible scratches.
The caseback retains its original blue film and has no visible scratches.
The watch comes with its original price tag.
MODEL: Baby Panda
DIAL: Original cream dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 39.5 mm Diameter, 43.5mm Lug to Lug, 14mm Height, 19mm Lug Width
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic Cal. 6138B, 23 Jewel
Manufacturing date: November 1971
Service History: Unknown, ±10s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Seiko Railroad bracelet XAB321