For your consideration is a November 1972 6138-8020 “Panda” Automatic Chronograph — perhaps one of the most desirable Vintage Seikos. The body of the watch including the dial, hands, case, and all mechanical components are all original and it comes on a Seiko branded aftermarket bracelet.
Width (L-to-L): 51mm
Lug width: 19mm
The watch is completely original unto itself and I would rate the cosmetic condition as a 9.9/10. The shows age and wear commensurate with a 50 year old watch but is in amazing condition for the age. The dial and hands are original to the watch and the dial back has a date stamp with the same month and year as the case (2N — see images). The dial is the most amazing champagne linen pattern with the beautiful off-green sub-dials. The dial and hands retain the very clean factory applied lume. The hands reset exactly to their vertical positions. The crystal is a new acrylic Sternkreuz, which is an exact reproduction.
I serviced this watch on 03/19/2022. That process includes a full cleaning and evaluation of all movement components and proper lubrication. Lubricants used were Moebius synthetic varieties appropriate for this watch movement type. The amplitude values are 230-240 range and the rate is +/- 2 sec/day. The case back, pushers and crown all have new, and factory correct seals.
This watch comes with a 100% money back promise of originality and a 1-year limited warranty on the movement from the time of sale. Shipping is to CONUS through USPS 2-day. International buyers must contact me for a shipping quote.