Seiko's collection of Speed Timer chronographs epitomizes exceptional vintage racing timepieces, yet acquiring one can prove challenging since they were exclusively produced for the Japanese market.
Featuring a 21-jewel version of the esteemed 6139 movement, these models represented a significant upgrade compared to their counterparts intended for export. They also boasted several distinct features. This particular 7020 model from April '71 is truly remarkable. It showcases a deeply recessed matte black dial with a split, matte beige sub-register adorned with vibrant orange markers. The prominent "Speed Timer" logo graces the center of the dial, opposite the blacked-out day/date display (available in English and Kanji).
A striking orange trim adorns the minute track, serving as a perfect delineation between the dial and the glossy black countdown bezel, which can be adjusted using the crown. The outer bezel incorporates a black inlay, while the tonneau-shaped case is ergonomically designed for comfortable wear on the wrist.
The example we have available is in pristine, unworn condition. Don't miss the opportunity to own this remarkable timepiece, as it is unlikely to remain available for long.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Speedtimer 6139-7020
This watch is in fantastic condition: No visible scratches on the case, the dial is in immaculate condition and all the functions work without any issues. Expect light scratches around the case due to its long-term storage.
The case-back still has the blue protective film and the bracelet sticker is immaculate.
The are no visible scratches on the glass.
DIAL: Original black dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 41 x 44 mm diameter, 13mm Height, 19mm Lug Width
CRYSTAL: Mineral glass
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Cal.6139A (Self-Winding)
Manufacturing date: April 1971
Service History: Serviced, +10s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original Seiko Speedtimer JDM Bracelet XJA161