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Seiko Bullhead Vintage automatic chronograph watch Cal. 6138B Ref. 6138-0040

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1970 | No original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code IC7ZZ0
Brand Seiko
Model Bullhead
Reference number 6138-0040
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1970 (Approximation)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Spain, Valencia
Price €1,349 (= $1,478)
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 6138
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 21


Case material Steel
Case diameter 46 x 43 mm
Thickness 14 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Brown
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel
Bracelet length 70 mm (10 mm / 60 mm)
Bracelet thickness 3 mm
Lug width 20 mm
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel
Buckle width 16 mm


Chronograph, Date, Weekday


Luminous hands


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The Seiko 6138-0040 from 1970 is a true horological masterpiece, a legendary chronograph that has survived the decades while retaining its timeless beauty. This watch has a unique feature that sets it apart from many others: it is a Bullhead model, which means that the crown and push-buttons for adjustment are located on the top of the watch, recalling the shape of a bull's head.

One of the most striking features of this watch is its red aluminum bezel, which lends the whole a distinctive, sporty look. Over the years, this bezel has acquired traces of wear that testify to the watch's history and use, adding a touch of character and authenticity.

The watch's dial is a dominant brown color, offering a warm, refined backdrop. The gold subdials for the chronograph hours and minutes are not only functional, but also add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the whole. The use of gold contrasts beautifully with the brown of the dial, creating a remarkable visual balance.

A closer look at this timepiece shows just how well it has been preserved over the years. The watch case is remarkably clean, with only slight signs of use that testify to its history. The original bracelet, too, has been carefully preserved, adding to the watch's vintage charm.

Overall, the Seiko 6138-0040 from 1970 is much more than just a watch. It's a testament to Seiko's watchmaking expertise, avant-garde design for its time, and the quality of its materials. It also embodies the history and style of an entire era. A watch that, even after decades, continues to seduce with its timeless beauty and unique character. A true collector's item for watch lovers.

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Valencia, Spain
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Valencia, Spain


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