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Seiko Baby Panda Chronograph 6138-8001 Box and Accessories
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Launched as a Japanese domestic market-only (JDM) watch and the first fully integrated automatic chronograph in the world featuring column wheel and vertical coupling mechanism, the Seiko ‘Baby Panda’ ref. 6138-800x is a beloved refence amongst Seiko collectors, and it’s no surprise why. Powered by one of Seiko’s most revered historical movements, the 23-jewel cal. 6138 that was introduced in 1971, and only in production for one year, and cased only inside the ref. 6138-8001 and its slightly smaller sibling, the ref. 6138-8000.As a result of its movement, the ‘Baby Panda’ features a column wheel that regulates its chronograph functions and a vertical clutch mechanism to regulate engagement. Additionally it also boasts a quick-set day/date indicator and can be handwound, which is unlike the ref. 6139 model and relatively unique for Seiko chronographs of this era. Offered on a stainless steel bracelet, a universally-wearable 40mm stainless steel case and a monochromatic white panda dial (hence its name), the ref. 6138-8001 is a fantastic piece to add to any Seiko fan’s collection.
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Box, Hang Tags, Instructions, Extra Black Dial
Est. value range
$4,000 – $6,000
40mm x 14mm
'Baby Panda Jumbo' Chronograph
Automatic cal. 6138B
Stainless steel bracelet
Watch, box, additional black dial, booklets and hang tags
Watch is in excellent overall vintage condition. Case has scratches and marks visible on both the brushed lugs and case as well as the polished bezel. The dial is in near-mint condition showing minor sings of wear. There is an extra black dial that is included with the watch that is in worn but very good condition. Bracelet comes with 23 links, 4 that are removable. There are two extra links included on the side.
Offered only to the Japanese domestic market and thus both rare and intensely collectible within the Seiko scene, it's not often examples of the 'Baby Panda' make it to market in condition like ours and with a spare dial to boot.