Monday, December 23, 2013

AUTHENTIC VERY RARE WALTHAM BLANCPAIN DIVERS GENTS WRISTWATCH







IRHOMDEYS VINTAGE COLLECTION PROUDLY PRESENTED - VERY RARE AUTHENTIC VINTAGE WALTHAM by BLANCPAIN DIVERS GENTS WRISTWATCH

BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC WALTHAM DIVERS GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's 
MODEL: DIVERS
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC 
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: SWISS A SCHILD 17 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT Cal.AS 1902
DIAL COLOR: BLACK
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: DIVERS
HANDS/JARUM: LUMINOUS SILVER TONE
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: RAISED LUMINOUS BATON MARKERS
CASING : STAINLESS STEEL
LUGS: 18mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 35mm DIAMETER w/o CROWN and 43mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINAL SS CROWN
STRAP/TALI: NEW TROPIK STYLE BLACK RUBBER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL & VERY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
PRICE/HARGA: PERSONAL COLLECTION (RETAIL PREOWNED FOR USD2,5k BUT WILLING TO LETGO FOR RM4,500)


SIMILAR A.SCHILD MOVEMENT


SIMILAR HANDS, MARKERS AND BEZEL

THIS MODEL WATCH WAS COMMISSIONED BY WALTHAM TO BLANCPAIN IN THE SECOND PART OF THE 1960'S, AND BLANCPAIN PRODUCED BASED ON THEIR BATHYSCAPHE MC4 MODEL, SO THIS IS A RARE IS ONE OF THE WALTHAM BLANCPAIN SPORT WATCH.

The Waltham name is synonymous with quality and craftmanship, and remain to this day, very desirable timpieces and some of the Waltham finest watches were made in Le Locke, Switzerland and this is a peculiar Waltham watch from the 60s, has another interesting sight to note is the movement, signed calibre R.312, which was identical to those used in many early Blancpain Bathyscaphe watches. It was known that after the closure of Waltham manufacturing facilities in US in the early 60s, it imported and marketed Swiss watches in US, including the some of the famous diver watches made by Blancpain and LIPS As some may know the collaboration between the Waltham Watch Co. of USA and Blancpain Swiss in the 60s for their diver watches. Several Waltham diver watches from that era were either Blancpain look-alike or simply re-badged Blancpain with Waltham label. This one is believed to be one such examples and has the identical look of an early Fifty Fathoms made by Blancpain. The dial, hands, bezel, case and event the movement are identical. 


THIS WATCH WAS CONSIDERED A SPORTS TOOL, AND SO THERE ARE NOT MANY BLANCPAIN / WALTHAM / BATHYSCAPHES SURVIVING IN ORIGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION (LIKE THIS ONE)MID SIZE ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE MEASURES 34+ mm, WITHOUT ORIGINAL CROWN, ORIGINAL STEEL BACK, WALTHAM SIGNED, SOLID AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.SWISS MANUAL WINDING WALTHAM SIGNED MOVEMENT, BASED ON ANTON SCHILD'S CAL. 1902, RUNS AND KEEPS ACCURATE TIME. HAS JUST BEEN PROFESSIONALLY TIMED AND REGULATED, ORIGINAL BLACK DIAL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, SHOWS NO TIME PATINA AND NO OXIDATIONS, ACUALLY NOT A CLOSE RESEMBLANCE, BUT THE EXACT SAME WATCH WITH IDENTICAL CASE, MOVEMENT AND BEZEL, THE AS 1187, WERE USED FOR THE FIRST BLANCPAIN BATHYSCAPE AND THIS PARTICULAR WALTHAM DIVER USED SIMILAR MOVEMENT AS1902. 

ORIGINAL HANDS



BI-DIRECTIONAL BAKELITE TURNING BEZEL, ORIGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION NEW OLD STOCK ORIGINAL VINTAGE TROPIC STYLE BAND AND MINT PLEXY GLASS

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