Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Until recently this watch was running strong and keeping near perfect time. While the seconds hand continues to move, the hour and minute hands no longer advance, suggesting that the canon pinion needs tightening. There are no signs that this watch has ever been serviced, so after 40 plus years the time has finally come. An overhaul is needed. This rarely seen vintage Avia is in beautiful overall condition. The greyish black “Swiss Made” signed dial is pristine, free of any scratches, tool marks or defects. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which match perfectly, has developed a lovely golden buttermilk patina that emits a faint, short-lived glow after being exposed to bright light. The orange seconds hand is vibrant and gives the dial a wonderful energy. The silver with blue numbered bezel, which freely rotates bidirectionally, is in good shape. For me the bezel rotates too easily, so you may want to have a watchmaker tightened it up a bit. Please note that in the pictures the outer edge of the bezel shows what appears to look like excessive wear from the 43-45 minute mark. Whatever this was cleaned off without issue. A new picture, the 6th one in with an 8 in the date window, has been added to show this. The case is in excellent shape without any significant dents or dings, very light signs of use and insignificant oxidation where the mid case meets the case back. The outer edge of the case back is engraved “ANTIMAGNETIC-INCABLOC-STAINLESS STEEL-SWISS MADE-WATERPROOF” with “20 ATM” followed by “01-0905″ and “0194” engraved in the center. The superdome crystal has scratching/scuffing. Please note that while the dial is pristine some dust/minute debris has gotten between the crystal and crystal ring and now sits on the underbelly of the crystal. The 17 jewels FHF 905 automatic movement with quickset date function is pristine and appears to be untouched. Until recently it had been running strong with a healthy power reserve of over 37 hours and keeping near perfect time. However, now only the seconds hand will advance but the hour and minute hands do not move. With only the seconds hand moving the approximate power reserve period was 40 hours after winding the sharply threaded 4.5 mm screwdown crown 39 full revolutions. The crown winds buttery smooth. The date and time can be manually set without issue and the quickset date function works flawlessly by unscrewing the crown, pulling it out to the second and final position and then turning it clockwise until the desired date has been reached. It’s a great feature that allows you to run through an entire month in literally seconds. Given that the hour and minute hands no longer move and considering that this 40 plus year old watch has likely never been serviced (there are no watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back), a complete overhaul is needed. This watch measures approximately 35.5 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40.5 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 12.5 mm. As mentioned above, given that the hour and minute hands do not move and considering that this is a vintage watch that has likely never been serviced 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 watch that time is now. A full overhaul is needed to get this watch running as it should and healthy for many years of future use and enjoyment. 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 Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR” is in sale since Friday, March 29, 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
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical: Automatic
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 19mm
  • Brand: Avia
  • Case Size: 35.5mm
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Water Resistance: 200 Metres / 20 ATM
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Age: Vintage (1920-1970)
  • Water Resistance Rating: 200 m (20 ATM)
  • Features: Date

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR

Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR

Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR

Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR
FOR REPAIR – while the date and time can be set without issue and the movement runs, the crown does not wind as it should. Specifically, when winding the crown it does not regularly engage the movement and after every several revolutions there is a relatively loud clicking sound. Although the movement will initially fire up when setting the time, when the crown is wound (and even though it doesn’t sound as though the stem is engaging the movement) I’ve observed the movement run continuously for up to a few hours, keeping accurate time during that period. But if the crown continues to be wound until there is that clicking sound referenced above the seconds hand tends to stop abruptly. Judging by the pristine condition of the dial it’s likely that the movement has never been serviced. A complete overhaul is required. This Le Forban Securite-Mer 15 ATM diver is a wonderful example of a reference not often seen. The glossy black D. Stamped dial looks untouched and is in mint condition, free of any visibly noticeable scratching, tool marks, chipping or defects. The original lume, which remains fully intact, emits a quick-burst glow on the hands only after being exposed to bright light. The black bezel, which rotates bidirectionally with an appropriate amount of tension, looks spectacular with the lume in the inverted triangle having aged to a beautiful creme brulee hue. The stainless steel case is in excellent condition, showing light wear with very minor signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped “ETANCHE A 15 ATMOSPHERES 100%” with “LE FORBAN” followed by “Securite mer” and “49957” stamped in the center. The crystal shows scratching. A skilled watchmaker will have no problem doing so. Given that I have only been able to get the movement going by setting the time and winding the crown (gently shaking and or spinning the watch face down on a soft, flat surface does not get the seconds hand moving) the movement should be a manual wind. There is no quickset date function. Given that the crown does not wind as it should and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced a complete overhaul is required. This watch measures approximately 37 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40.5 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 8 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 10 mm. Given the issue with the crown/stem and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced a complete overhaul is required. 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 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 Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR” is in sale since Thursday, May 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, 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
  • Water Resistance: 150 m (15 ATM)
  • Model: Securite-Mer D.M.S.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Style: Diver
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Age: Vintage 1970’s
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Features: 12-Hour Dial
  • Case Finish: Polished
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 20 mm
  • Brand: Le Forban
  • Case Size: 37 mm
  • Serial Number: 49957
  • Face Color: Black

Vintage Le Forban D. M. S. 15 ATM Diver withMint Dial, All SS Case, Runs FOR REPAIR