Presently, we are presenting another exceedingly rare Seiko chronograph, known as the 6138-8000 or "Baby Panda." This timepiece, introduced in 1971, features the 23-jewel version of the Caliber 6138B movement, which was only produced for a single year and exclusively housed within the 6138-800x series, a model intended for the Japanese market.
Similar to the 8001 variant, the 8000 is available with two dial options: a black iridescent charcoal and a pearl white dial. The chronograph we are offering boasts the creamy dial variation.
This particular model is slightly narrower and lighter compared to its counterpart, the jumbo-sized 6138-8001, making it particularly suitable for individuals with slimmer wrists. Furthermore, this reference possesses a notable advantage: both the dial and hour/minute hands are luminous, ensuring excellent legibility at night. The Tachymeter ring on this model is thinner, resulting in a subtle and cleaner dial aesthetic.
It is worth noting that this model features the rare transitional dial with the large font Tachymeter ring, which was subsequently used in the updated 6138-8001 reference.
Undoubtedly, this timepiece is an essential addition to any dedicated Seiko chronograph collector's repertoire.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Baby Panda 6138-8000 Transitional
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: July 1971
Service History: Serviced, +5s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Seiko Railroad bracelet XAB321