Jun 27, 2015

[SOLD] 1976 Vintage Seiko 5 Sports Speed-Timer 6139-8020 "Anime"

Seiko 5 Sports Speed-Timer 6139 "Anime"
Circa 1976

Japanese anime brings to life the vivid imaginations of the ingenious writers through exaggerated movement and speech, and presented to the viewers in an explosion of color highly contrasted. 

That's what I thought of when I looked at the dial on this vintage Speed-Timer.

The whitest white, paired with a awkward blue, bright yellow chronograph hands topping off the weird mix. All highly contrasted against each other in this love-it-or-hate-it offering. 

Away from the abusive color scheme, it's a conventional 6139 automatic chronograph with a 30-minute register, housed in a solid tonneau case. 

It's hard not to notice this watch on the wrist, with its charismatic dial and dysfunctionally matched elements of case, crystal and bracelet. Individually it might not have appealed to the average collector, but t

1976 Vintage Seiko 5 Sports Speed-Timer 6139 "Anime"
Hour and minute hands with quickset day (push) and date
Eng / Arb day display
Cartoon blue dial
39mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
20mm lug width
6139 automatic chronograph @ 21,600vph
Acrylic crystal
Seiko stainless steel bracelet