Apr 27, 2015

[SOLD] 1976 Vintage Seiko 5 Sports 6138-0030 Speed-Timer "Sonic"

Seiko 5 Sports 6138-0030 Speed-Timer 
Circa 1976

I just can't resist calling something fast and blue and yellow Sonic, back from the old Sega Genesis days of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Like the good old times gone past, this well-worn chronograph is a crowd favourite. 

There is very little of the case to see - the stainless steel cage not able to hold back the eagerness of the fast blue creature that is the 6138 chronograph. 

A bi-compax chronograph display with 12-hour and 30-minute register at 12'O and 6'O respectively, the Sport-Timer's dial is one of classic symmetry. 

Each space on the dial is very well utilized, sitting inside the raised dome acrylic crystal. This watch shows many signs of wear, and like its previous owner, Sonic probably demands constant use. 

There may not be as many trips around the track left in this guy, but every lap will be worth the journey.

1976 Vintage Seiko 5 Sports 6138-0030 Speed-Timer "Sonic"
Hour and minute hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Jap day display
Matte blue dial
41mm stainless steel case
45mm lug-to-lug
18mm lug width
6138 automatic chronograph @ 21,600vph 
Acrylic crystal
Seiko stainless steel bracelet