Waltham Diver 1000m - "Baby" PAM / Marine Militare

6 months ago
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Atlanta, GA

For sale is a vintage diver from some point in the 1960s. Of all the watches I have owned, this one gets the most attention when I wear itfrom watchnerds and disinterested plebeians alike.
The case is shared with notable designs from Sandoz, King, and a few others I have forgotten. I think this is the best dial layout. The dial is in very good condition although there are faint circular marks from long ago. The lume does not illuminate. It is much too old for that. The 12 o'clock triangle in the bezel also is weary of lume life.
The case measures 38mm across (40mm with crown), 15mm thick, and 48mm top to bottom. It appears small but wears large. Lugs measure 18mm and straps are held in by screw-in barssomething I wish more manufacturers would use. The case, crystal, and crown are all original and in very good condition. The friction-fit bezel turns smoothly and possesses the right amount of friction.
The movement is an A. Schild 1700/01 which was serviced in 2016including a new mainspring. Everything works exactly as it should. The movement is covered with an anti-magnetic shield in case you are working underwater next to land mines. I mean, really, you never know.
The only deviation from original is that I added red paint to the eight of the first ten timing markers in the bezel. It makes it much easier to read this way.
Price is $1275 including PayPal and USPS Priority shipping in the USA. The vintage tropic strap is included in the sale.
Sorry, no trades.
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