Seiko 6139-6012 Automatic
A refined development of the earlier 6139-6010 variants, the 6012 is an absolute work of art of an automatic chronograph. With its timeless case style, low profile bezel, and 39mm stature, this black and gold beauty means business and owns casual. This timepiece is from June of ‘72 is astonishing. The crisp and unpolished case is classic Seiko with opposing half moon lugs that appear to be joined only by the wide, polished bezel. The chronograph pushers only slightly overhang, and the crown sits nearly flush at the three o’clock position providing a clean and tight overall build. The dial is absolutely perfect. It’s finished in a gold colour with long and lean luminous markers and a PVD day/date frame. The hour and minute hands are easily legible in black and white, and the chronograph hands bring a touch of colour in a slightly subdued yellow.