A refreshing departure from Seiko's typically sport-oriented designs found in the 6139 lineup, the 8002 model perfectly embodies the essence of a throwback design that modern manufacturers strive to achieve.
This particular timepiece is a true gem, and what makes it even more special is that it belongs to the rarer "Speed Timer" variant, exclusively available in the Japanese domestic market.
Manufactured in June of 1972, this watch boasts an enticing tonneau-shaped case with captivating colors, elegant lines, and a significant historical movement. The dial is in impeccable condition, featuring a glossy black surface complemented by a vibrant deep orange 1/5 second track that harmoniously connects with the chronograph hands.
The sub-register provides a striking contrast, displaying an electric blue five-minute countdown and a fifteen-minute divider. The unpolished case is adorned with a well-proportioned inset bezel, accentuated by a glossy black inlay.
Adding a sense of balance, the Speed Timer logo is positioned opposite the day/date window, which can be read in either Kanji or English. This early variant is equipped with Seiko's initial iteration of their esteemed automatic chronograph movement, the 6139A. A remarkable caliber, it incorporates a column wheel design with a vertical clutch.
The chronograph functions operate with impressive speed and responsiveness, while the watch maintains accurate timekeeping, deviating only by a few seconds per day.
SOLD - Deadstock Seiko Speedtimer 6139-8002
This deadstock 6139-8002 chronograph is in immaculate condition: The case is unpolished and has no visible scratches and retains its shape. The dial and hands are flawless with no blemishes or deterioration spotted.
The bracelet is original and correct XLA081 for this model
The glass has no visible scratches and the case back retains its protective blue sticker.
DIAL: Original sunburst linen purple dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 39mm diameter; 14mm thickness, 19mm lug width
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic 6139A
Manufacturing date: June 1972
Service History: Unknown
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct XLA 081 Seiko 5 sports bracelet