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 one year, and cased only inside the 6138-800x, a Japan domestic model.
Same as the 8001 variant, two dials arAe 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.
Needless to say, this model is a must-have for every hardcore Seiko chronographs collector!
The watch has been professionally inspected by our watchmaker and it comes with a 3-month mechanical warranty from us.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Baby Panda 6138-8000
The chronograph is in near-mint condition: The case is strong with just some light scratches. The dial is the main attraction here as it is very clean and the hands are still intact including the red tip.
The bracelet is in very good condition and has few scratches and still retains its sharp edges: You can enjoy the vertical brushing lines as it still shines beautifully in the sunlight.
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: Serviced, +2s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Seiko Railroad bracelet XAB321