Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case

Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case

Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case
This vintage Caravelle has a pristine matte black “T SWISS T” signed dial that is free of any visible scratches, tool marks, chipping or defects. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which remains fully intact, has aged to a perfectly matching warm and inviting golden buttermilk patina. The seconds hand is unique, tipped with what appears to be an airplane. While the tritium on the dial no longer glows after being exposed to bright light the tritium on the hands emits a quick-burst glow that dissipates quickly. The bezel, which rotates smoothly bidirectionally, is in near mint condition and the inverted triangle has retained its original lume that has gracefully aged to a butterscotch hue. The massive all stainless steel case is in wonderful shape showing very little wear and free of any visibly significant dents or dings. The outside of the case back is stamped CARAVELLE – WATER RESISTANT AUTOMATIC STAINLESS STEEL. While the integrity of the top hat crystal appears intact it is significantly scratched and should be replaced if for no other reason than to bring out the beauty of the dial and patina. The case back shows no signs of ever having been removed and is torqued to tightly for me risk causing damage. And considering that this watch keeps as good of time as any watch I’ve owned with an incredible power reserve, the reward of showing the movement is outweighed by the risk of doing so. The quickset date function works flawlessly by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 20.5 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After winding the non-screwdown crown 39 full revolutions the movement had a healthy power reserve of approximately 41 hours. Given that this watch is approximately 45 years old and considering that it has an unknown service history (given that the case back shows no signs of ever having been removed and that it is torqued to what feels like factory specs, it’s probable that the movement has never been serviced), a complete overhaul is suggested. This watch measures approximately 42 mm excluding the crown, approximately 43.5 mm including the crown and approximately 20 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 9.5 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 11.5 mm. Although the movement runs strong and keeps near perfect time, given the vintage nature of this watch and that is likely has never been serviced, a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully, which were taken in natural light and from various angles, as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case” is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Modified Item: No
  • Style: Diver
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical: Automatic
  • Age: Vintage 1970’s
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Features: Easy to Read
  • Case Finish: Matte
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Brand: Caravelle
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Face Color: Black

Vintage Caravelle Day-Date Pilot Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Divers All SS Case

Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong

Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong

Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong
This vintage 1970’s Waltham day-date diver has a matte is “T SWISS T” signed dial that is in pristine condition, free of any scratching, tool marks, chipping or defects. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which remains fully intact and emits a quick-burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged to a perfectly matching toasted buttermilk hue. The black bezel, which rotates bidirectionally with an appropriate amount of tension, looks great. The all stainless steel case shows moderate wear and no signs of oxidation. The outside of the case back is stamped “WALTHAM ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE – SWISS MADE” while the inside of the case back is stamped “WALTHAM WATCH” followed by “COMPANY SWISS” and B – 341. The crystal shows light scratching. The quickset date function works flawlessly by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 20 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After recently winding the sharply threaded non-screwdown crown 40 full revolutions (phenomenal for a manual wind) the movement had a power reserve of approximately 43 hours. The crown winds beautifully. Given that this watch is more than 45 years old and considering that the movement shows no signs of ever having been serviced (there are no visible watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back or on the movement) a complete overhaul is recommended. This watch measures approximately 36 mm excluding the crown, approximately 38.5 mm including the crown and approximately 20.5 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel is approximately 8 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 10.5 mm. Although this watch runs strong given its vintage nature and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong” is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Caseback: Screwback Case
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Features: Easy to Read
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Age: Vintage 1970’s
  • Case Finish: Matte/Polished
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Complications: Date Indicator
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 20.5 mm
  • Brand: Waltham
  • Case Size: 36 mm
  • Face Color: Gray

Vintage Waltham Day-Date Diver withMint Gray Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong

Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown

Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown

Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown
The silver satin “T SWISS MADE T” signed dial is in pristine condition, free of any scratching, tool marks, chipping or defects. Any imperfections seen are on the crystal, not the dial. The original tritium, which remains fully intact and emits a quick-burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully to a warm buttermilk hue. The brushed all stainless steel bezel, which rotates bidirectionally with an appropriate amount of tension, is beautiful. The all stainless steel case is in wonderful condition showing negligible wear and very minor signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped “WATERRESISTANT INCABLOC AUTOMATIC ALL STAINLESS STEEL SWISS MADE” with “TESTED TO 600 FEET” stamped in the center. The crystal shows light scratching. According to my watchmaker the case back on this watch had never been previously removed and the original sticker remains intact. The quickset date function works flawlessly by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hands repeatedly between the 20 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After recently winding the sharply threaded screwdown crown 39 full revolutions the movement had an impressive power reserve of approximately 41 hours. The crown winds nicely with a bit of friction and it screws down perfectly. Although the movement runs strong and keeps accurate time considering that it has never been serviced (the case back had never been removed prior to my watchmaker doing so) a complete overhaul is recommended. This watch measures approximately 38 mm excluding the crown, approximately 42 mm including the crown and approximately 19.5 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 11 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 13.5 mm. Although the movement currently runs strong and keeps accurate time considering that it has never been serviced a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown” is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 19.5 mm
  • Brand: Paul Peugeot
  • Case Size: 38 mm
  • Face Color: Silver
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Water Resistance: Tested to 600 Feet
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Caseback: Screwback Case
  • Age: Vintage 70’s
  • Features: Easy to Read
  • Case Finish: Brushed/Polished
  • Complications: Date Indicator

Vintage NOS Paul Peugeot Day-Date Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
While the screwdown crown screws down without issue when it is pulled out to be wound or to set the time the crown tends to skip and not fully engage the stem consistently. Considering that this watch appears to be in untouched condition and has likely never been serviced, a full overhaul is recommended. This elusive early 1970’s Bulova Snorkel appears to be in untouched condition. Under the severely scratched crystal the black “- T SWISS T -” signed dial is in pristine, unblemished condition, free of any scratching, tool marks, chipping or defects. The original tritium on the hands, which remains fully intact and emits a quick-burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully to a warm and inviting golden buttermilk hue. The bezel, which rotates bidirectionally and has lost some of its paint enamel, looks great. The massive all stainless steel case is beautifully and uniquely designed with lovely contours. It is in wonderful condition, free of any visibly noticeable dents or dings and no signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped “BULOVA 666 FEET STAINLESS STEEL ” with “3 615404″ and “N3″ stamped in the center. While the integrity of the crystal appears to be intact it should be replaced given the significant scratching. The case back shows no signs of ever having been removed and is torqued too tight for me to remove. The quickset date function works by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 20 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After winding the original “BULOVA” signed screwdown crown 39 full revolutions the movement had a healthy power reserve of approximately 38hours. Please note that while the screwdown crown screws down without issue when it is pulled out to be wound or to set the time the crown tends to skip and not fully engage the stem consistently. Given that this watch is approximately 45 years old, that the crown/stem needs an adjustment and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced , a complete overhaul is recommended. This watch measures approximately 40 mm excluding the crown, approximately 44 mm including the crown and approximately 23 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 12 mm. Although the movement runs strong and keeps near perfect time, given that the crown/stem needs an adjustment and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced as the case back shows no signs of having ever been removed, a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully, which were taken in natural light and from various angles, as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS” is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Water Resistance: 666 Feet
  • Model: Snorkel
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Features: Date Indicator
  • Age: Vintage 1970’s
  • Case Finish: Brushed/Matte/Polished
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 23mm
  • Brand: Bulova
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Face Color: Black

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case
While this watch has a solid power reserve of over 38 hours and keeps near perfect time, the original crown is a bit finicky. With the crown pulled out and when turning the hands clockwise to set the time, if the crown is turned too quickly it will come unscrewed. When this happens I gently wind the crown counter-clockwise to re-engage the crown and then push the crown in so that it is flush with the case. I then turn the crown counter-clockwise with a little more torque to further tighten up it. There are no issues winding the crown counter-clockwise. Given the age of this watch and considering that it appears to have only been serviced once in its lifetime, a complete overhaul is suggested. This classy vintage M-135 Elgin is beautiful. The matte black Germany signed dial is pristine, free of any scratches, tool marks or defects. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which emits a faint, short-lived glow after being exposed to bright light, is fully intact, matches perfectly and has developed a warm French vanilla patina. The vibrant orange seconds hand gives off a lively energy and complements the patina of the dial and hands nicely. The bezel rotates bidirectionally and has aged to a lovely faded light pink and baby blue hue. The all stainless steel case still retains its original brushed satin finish and is in good shape, free of any significant dents or dings. The outside of the case back, which reads “Elgin” followed by “Stainless Steel, ” has some marks on it and the inside of the case back reads “Graber” followed by “Switzerland” and 4156. This watch comes on an original JB Champion Stainless Steel USA bracelet which is in wonderful condition, having little stretch. In the photos it appears that the top right bracelet link to the left of the 6 o’clock lug is cracked when in reality it is a small gouge that has not broken through the steel. The bracelet is currently on the lowest of 7 clasp settings and is loose on my 6.5 inch wrist. The crystal has gouging/scratching which will likely not be completely removed with Polywatch and or a polish. Please note that while the dial appears to be in mint condition, some dust/debris has gotten between the crystal and crystal ring, settling on the underbelly of the crystal. The late 1960’s 25 jewels PUW 1363 patented “M 135″ signed automatic movement looks great. While this watch keeps near perfect time and can be wound normally when the sharply threaded and non-dented original crown is flush to the case, the crown has a tendency to come unscrewed when it is pulled out and turned clockwise too quickly. The movement has a very healthy power reserve of approximately 38 hours after recently winding the crown 39 full revolutions and keeps accurate time with the black day, red date wheels rolling over as they should. A complete overhaul is suggested considering that this watch appears to have only been serviced once in its lifetime (lone watchmaker service marking on the inside of the case back) and to resolve the fussiness of the crown. This watch measures approximately 36.5 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40 mm including the crown and approximately 19 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 8.5 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 11.5 mm. As mentioned above, considering that this is a vintage watch that has likely only been serviced once in its lifetime and given the stem/crown issue, a service is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old, and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. For this particular watch that time is now. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case” is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Number of Jewels: More than 23 Jewels
  • Model: M-135
  • Style: Diver
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical: Automatic
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Age: Vintage 60’s
  • Features: 12-Hour Dial
  • Year of Manufacture: 1960-1969
  • Case Finish: Brushed/Matte
  • Band Type: Two-Piece Strap
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 19mm
  • Brand: Elgin
  • Case Size: 36.5mm
  • Face Color: Black

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Patina, Faded Bezel, All SS Case

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band
While the movement runs strong and keeps accurate time, the day and date wheels do not roll over. Given this and considering that the movement shows no visible signs of ever having been serviced a complete overhaul is recommended. This seldom seen vintage Elgin day-date diver watch has a silvery champagne satin “T Swiss Made T” signed dial that is in lovely but not perfect condition, showing light markings that are difficult to see and can only be seen from certain angles. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which remains fully intact and emits a faint, short-lived glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged to a perfectly matching golden buttermilk hue. The hands show signs of oxidation which in my humble opinion adds oodles of character and the vibrant orange seconds hand gives this watch a wonderful energy. The silver bezel, which rotates bidirectionally with a bit of tension, presents as pristine. The all stainless steel case, which appears to have retained its original brushed satin finish, is in excellent condition showing minor wear and no signs of oxidation. The crystal shows scratching. The 17 jewels unadjusted Swiss “ELGIN” stamped FHF 909 automatic movement is exceptionally clean, runs strong and keeps accurate time. However, neither the day nor date wheels roll over. After winding the original non-screwdown “E” stamped crown 39 full revolutions the movement had an impressive power reserve of approximately 41 hours. Given that the day and date wheels do not roll over and considering that the movement shows no signs of ever having been serviced (there are no visible watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back or on the movement) a complete overhaul is recommended. This watch measures approximately 39 mm including the crown and approximately 19 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 11 mm. The black 19 mm genuine MOD. SWISSMADE” Tropic strap with signature “ACIER flared buckle is in fully pliable, NOS condition. Given that neither the day nor date wheels roll over and considering that the movement shows no signs of ever having been serviced a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band” is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
  • Band Material: Silicone/Rubber
  • Features: Date Indicator
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Case Finish: Brushed
  • Band Type: Two-Piece Strap
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Band Color: Black
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 19mm
  • Brand: Elgin
  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Face Color: Silvery Champagne

Vintage Elgin Day-Date Diver withWarm Patina, Mint Bezel, All SS Case, Tropic Band