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A rarely seen watch in the market, tightly held by European collectors. It is understood that these were specially commissioned by a dive club in the Netherlands using Swiss-made brevet parts of the most serious calibre, as such, very low numbers were ever produced. The watch shares the same case, bezel inlay design, dial layout and hands with the Bucherer Professional Diver or the Nautilus 500M Pro Diver. Similar models were produced in limited numbers for other commercial dive companies like Holland Diving and others back then. Same case was also used for the Technos Skydiver and the Bianchi diver.
Description: Large 42 mm case with a screw-down / recessed crown at the 3 o'clock position. Chunky stainless-steel case (thickness 13mm) and large rotating bezel. Rated to 500 meters. Automatic ETA movement. It comes with a new 20mm rubber tropic-style (small holes) diving strap. Thick mineral glass. Built like a tank!
Condition: In excellent condition for a tool watch with minimal signs of wear with only some faint surface scratches; engraving on back clearly visible. Mineral glass has no visible scratches. Lume material on hands and markers intact and in matching tones (no re-lume). No replacement parts, 100% original. Condition is clearly seen in photos. The watch runs strongly, however the service history is unknown.
Affordable, vintage tool watch on the wrist, and one of models that would be a great addition to any serious collector of vintage Diving Watches. With such rarity, prices should continue to appreciate.
Last eBay auction result as $1,110 (before shipping).
Price: $1050 inclusive of Fedex shipping. Pay by PayPal or Wire. I have 100% rating on eBay and have sold numerous watches on IG.