Vintage 1970s Men’s 21Jewels Seiko Kakume Blue chronograph vintage automatic watch 6138-0030 JAPAN A. Oversize. 43 mm without crown and 44,8 mm with crown.
In Japanese, "Kakume" translates to "square eyes."
Two Satin silver sub registers of this wonderful chronograph gaze back at you from their recessed position beneath the metallic blue of the dial. This example from June of ‘76 is in excellent condition.
The dial is perfect for its age, and charms from every angle. The square sub registers are a soft silver, satin finished in a north south grain. The hour and minute hands are unique and are tapered polished batons with white striping. The chronograph hands have retained their original orange colour and standout beautifully against the surrounding blue and silver. The matching bezel insert is well preserved showing only minimal wear and uniform colour. The case is unpolished, and the original finishes and corners are still quite crisp. It’s keeping near perfect time. The chronograph functions are smooth and responsive with a snappy reset.
This is a stunning example of an absolute beauty.