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“Skee Ball” or Rollball ? Tribute to the Seiko 6139-8020 Chronograph Automatic Watch

3 min read May 21, 2019

“Skee Ball” or Rollball ? Tribute to the Seiko 6139-8020 Chronograph Automatic Watch

As a kid growing up in the eighties, you will probably agree with me the numerous birthdays and/or birthday parties that you’ve spent at Chuck E. Cheese. Besides the pizza party area, the massive ball pit playground, a performing stage for the Animatronic Band, and of course we can’t miss out the areas for ticket games and of course the arcade area.

original image from pretentiousbarrelhouse.com

Speaking of ticket games, where you basically try to earn as many tickets as possible to redeem that cheap ten dollar action figure which you can probably buy from a toy store for a lot less. One of the most memorable ticket games that we’ve all played or experienced once or twice would be “Skee Ball”.

22mm Rollball 316L Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet for Seiko SKX007, Brushed V-Clasp SS221820B088

Skee-Ball is an arcade game and one of the first redemption games. It is played by rolling a ball up an inclined lane and over a “ball-hop” hump that jumps the ball into bullseye rings. The object of the game is to collect as many points as possible by having the ball fall into holes in the rings which have progressively increasing point values.

The new “Rollball” Rally Sports Bracelet was inspired by the arcade game Skee-Ball and anchored by Seiko Chronograph watch. Unlike traditional rally bangles, this high-end Rollball has precise adjustable links details almost invisible.


You must be wondering why all of a sudden we are talking about Chuck E. Cheese and Skee Balls? Basically, while we were trying to come up with a name for the new bracelet, Skee Ball suddenly came to mind. Doesn’t it remind you of the Skee Ball arcade game from Chuck E. Cheese? We can’t simply name our new bracelet “Skee Ball”, since the name was trademarked by the National Skee-Ball Company in 1929. Instead, we came up with the name, “Rollball”.

22mm Rollball 316L Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet for Seiko New Turtles SRP777- SS221820BBK089

Our new watch bracelet “Rollball” Rally Sports Bracelet was inspired by the ticket arcade game Skee-Ball and was initially anchored by Seiko Chronograph watch. Unlike traditional rally bangles, this high-end Rollball bracelet has precise adjustable links details almost invisible. The bracelet features in Rally Racing style holes to improve ventilation. Increased thickness and mild bending curved which allows the Rollball roll along your wrist comfortably.

Seiko 6139-8020

The 6139 is Seiko’s first automatic chronograph movement. It is a single register chronograph, with a 30 minute counter, no continuous seconds and a quickset day-date display. It was production from the late sixties up until the late seventies. Seiko watches that had the 6139 movement installed were offered in various colors and case styles, and where marketed under a range of names.

Seiko 6139-8020 original Rally Racing Bracelet

Both images from mywatchmart.com by jackruff

Seiko 6139-8020 chronograph watch case, original image from speedtimerkollektion.com

Rally style watch bands often came in leather, but that changed when Seiko decided to release the 6139 8020 Monocoque, that came in stainless steel.

Seiko 6139-8020, original video from Spencer Klein


MiLTAT Rollball stainless steel bracelet

You can now get the look of vintage Seiko 6139-8020 Chronograph for your SKX007 & SRP new turtles by simply changing your watchband into the upgraded Rollball bracelet.

22mm Rollball 316L Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet for Seiko New Turtles SRP777, Brushed V-Clasp SS221820B089

To all the watch enthusiasts out there, be sure to pick up a Rollball bracelet which is available now. It’s not often you see a rally racing stainless steel bracelet.

The bracelet features in Rally racing style holes to improve ventilation. Increased thickness and mild blending curved let the Rollball roll along your wrist comfortably. You can now get the look of vintage Seiko 6139-8020 Chronograph for your Seiko New Turtle Prospex SRP777.


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