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RoddyJB

QUIZ - How well do you know your dive watches?

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well it isnt Jap or Russian so its Swiss or British or American, i'd narrow it down to Roamer or Accurist or Bulova? But to be fair it could be any swiss brand that was killed off in the quartz crisis. The piranha looks crudely done so im thinking it may have been a generic back for a range of watches, so i'll go Bulova but its not a 666. 

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Most of the watches with this kind of case back that I've seen were Swiss. Usually they have swiss made on the back but a few do not.

If it's not Swiss then I'd say that it's French... Given that only the back is SS I don't think that it's a compressor case so therefore a cheapie one. And it's not even a real diver.

Is it something by Enicar or anything like that ? Definitely not a high-end brand I would say... Quite possibly one of those generic obscure swiss/french brands.

Time period 60s or most likely 70s.

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I have seen that case-back on various budget vintage divers usually with a pin pallet caliber or a basic AS cal, including Sicura. Stainless steel back is a warning meaning the rest of the watch is not... :yes:

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Ok chaps, here's the thing... I am reasonably sure I used to have a watch with the same back...  Hell, the truth be known, I may even still have it!  However, I'll be damned if I can remember...

The question then becomes... where is it? Scotland or Canada? And then of course which room? Which cabinet? Which drawer? Or which box?   

Which then of course begets the conundrum... Perhaps I  may have too many watches? Ahh, but that little gem is for another day...

I know SWAMBO is of the aforementioned train of thought but then SWAMBO thinks I have too many tools as well!!! Can you believe that? :(

 

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5 hours ago, RoddyJB said:

All you have to go on is the caseback...

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How's that ?

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Well done WRENCH but how did you get my watch?  Now a pic frae the other side...:yes:

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2 minutes ago, RoddyJB said:

How did you get my watch?

Elementary. Let's see who else gets it. :thumbsup:

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I'm dying to know what make it is now WRENCH, but what's with the white gloves?

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Looking at the case and caseback reminds me of an old watch my Dad had. It was called a seawatch but no idea who made it.  Manual wind movement and blue dial and bezel as I recall after 50 years. 

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8 hours ago, RoddyJB said:

, but what's with the white gloves?

I don't know, you'll have to ask the guy who's selling it on ebay.

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£79.90 at the moment. :laughing2dw:

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Took me a bit of Googling, but got it. I knew it had to be vintage and a lower quality better value brand as only the back was stainless.

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Can we take a moment to marvel at just how crappy the picture of the diver engraved on that is? :D

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I have been Googling and have not found my watch.

I searched fleabay just now for yours WRENCH & spotted the white gloves....

Sorry to inform you, but that is not it. It's close but no cigar! The case & bezel are wrong.

I guess I am going to have to offer up pics of the case later. :yes:

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I have this one and I'm sure the back is the same just type in vintage divers watch on the bay there are loads

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There are many vintage dive watches but I have yet to find the same case...

The case appears to be new old stock to me

The bezel is bi-directional - doesn't seem to have a click...

The inside of caseback says 80111 - nothing else

Here is the top view...DSC0867.jpg

Here is a side view...DSC0862.jpg

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I am guessing, the same company made mine & the case back on the watch WRENCH found on eBay

However the case shape is different and the bezel and the other one I had or have, was or is not a Sous Marine.  :watch:

 

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Their are a lot of watches with that case back and pin pallet movement , sicura, cardinal, seawatch , etc etc etc 

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On 18/05/2019 at 13:04, RoddyJB said:

There are many vintage dive watches but I have yet to find the same case...

The case appears to be new old stock to me

The bezel is bi-directional - doesn't seem to have a click...

The inside of caseback says 80111 - nothing else

Here is the top view...DSC0867.jpg

Here is a side view...DSC0862.jpg

I absolutely love that case! The entire profile is to die for!!!

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