SMOKIN’~JAN 1976 SEIKO 6138-8030 JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL CHRONO

SMOKIN’~JAN 1976 SEIKO 6138-8030 JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL CHRONO

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COMING AT YOU IS ONE OF THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHRONOGRAPHS OF THE 1970S: THE SEIKO 6138-8030 JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL RALLYE CHRONO DATING TO JANUARY 1976. 

 

  • CASE: HEFTY SOLID STEEL CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  THIS BEAUTY MEASURES A HEALTHY 40mm ACROSS NOT INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL CROWN. WHILE I WOULDN’T CALL THIS ONE MINT CONDITION, IT DEFINITLY STILL MAINTAINS ALL ITS SHARP EDGES AND MOST OF THE FACTORY ORIGINAL FINISHES ON THAT HOODED LUG DESIGN. 

 

  • DIAL: REALLY NICE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE 6138 DIAL VARIANTS. WITH ITS GOLD/BLACK COLOR SCHEME, THIS MIMICS THE COLORWAYS ON THE 70s JOHN PLAYER LOTUS RACECAR. I LOVE THE AGED PATINA THE LUME HAS TAKEN ON. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY. I DIDN’T CAPTURE IT IN MY PHOTOS, BUT THIS ONE HAS A ROMAN NUMERAL DAY WHEEL AS WELL AS THE ENGLISH INDICATING THIS WAS MOST LIKELY AN AUSTRALIAN MARKET EXAMPLE. 

  

  • MOVEMENT: THIS GUY IS POWERED BY A 21 JEWEL SEIKO 6138 AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH. ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE MOVEMENTS. SO BULLETPROOF. ALL FUNCTIONS WORK CRISPLY. DAY/DATE QUICKSETS WORK WELL, CHRONO I RESETS SHARPLY TO ZERO, AND THE WATCH KEEPS TIME. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE, BUT I HAD MY WATCHMKAKER CHECK THIS ONE OUT PRIOR TO LISTING IT, AND IT’S A SOLID RUNNER. 

 

  • THIS SEIKO IS MOUNTED ON ONE OF MY RETROWATCHGUY SUEDE RAMBLER STRAPS WHICH PAIRS NICELY WITH THE COLOR SCHEME. THESE JOHN PLAYER SPECAIL 6138s ARE BECOMING QUITE A COLLECTORS CHRONO DUE TO THE AWESOME GOLD/BLACK COLOR COMBO AND THE ASSOCIATION WITH 70s MOTOR SPORTS. THIS IS A CLEAN EXAMPLE IN GREAT RUNNING ORDER READY TO HIT THE RACE TRACK.

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