|The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.|
A marketplace for chronographs, dive watches and other tool-type wristwatches and timepieces
Rules: Postings must be an ad announcing an intent to sell, buy or trade. Full item description and photo(s) must be posted within the message here, not as links to other websites. Links to online auctions and other sites: Links to online auctions, dealer sites or other listings of items are permitted, but you should be careful to ensure that such listings will comply with our other ChronoTrader Policies. In addition, we request that sellers linking to online auctions or listings offer some benefit or accomodation to ChronoTrader readers (for example, some discount or an undertaking to end an auction early, to keep a watch "in the family"). Photos must be of the actual item for sale in its present condition. No counterfeit or replica products. No post for the same item may be repeated within 7 days, except to lower the asking price. Commercial dealers are limited to three unique posts per day. [More...]
When Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descended in the submarine Trieste to the 10.000 meter/35.000 ft depth at the Mariana Trench in 1960 they had a Rolex strapped to the outside of the submarine, but on his wrist Don Walsh had this:
Well, not this actual watch of course, but this model - the Jeanrichard Aquastar 60, manufactured 1958-62 and designed by Frédéric Robert (later the founder of the Aquastar brand and creator of several Seamaster divers and chronographs at Omega).
The watch for sale is from the first generation, probably from 1958 or 1959, distinguished by the AS 1581 movement (later versions had AS 1701), a two piece caseback and a bezel with an extra large tritium dot.
Steel case, 37 mm excluding crown, 19 mm lugs, rated to 100 meters. Good used condition with the usual scratches and dents. Linen structure on the upper part of the case. Worn but readable caseback. The plastic crystal has a small crack at 7.
The moss green dial probably used to be black, there are still some black spots between 12 and 3. There are also some old scratches from the hour hand. Aged lume on indices and hands.
Movement - automatic AS 1581, it runs, winds and sets. Reasonable timekeeping within approx half a minute per day, power reserve ok but not great, will at least run through the night. Date shifts.
Sold head only.
Price 750 Euro. The watch is in EU, worldwide shipping possible. Several references from OTD/Chronotrader available.