Tested and in excellent working order - Please see the photos and full item description to fully appreciate this stunning example of a 1960s Rotary Aquaplunge. It has plenty of character and style - just look at the handset: the oversized arrowhead minutes hand, contrasting smaller hour hand and the fabulous and unique diamond-head seconds hand - all in red. The vintage tritium lume to the dial and hands has all developed a creamy patina, with a darker patina to the lower sections of the hour and minute hands.It is all perfectly intact. It is also the highest spec Aquaplunge produced, incorporating a screw-down case back, screw-down crown and thicker domed crystal. The screw-down case back has the very cool "AQUAPLUNGE" engraved logo to centre and around the edges is engraved with the words: "SWISS MADE" "INCABLOC" "ANTIMAGNETIC" "STEEL CASE" "AUTOMATIC" and reference number: "66-18-59".
The stainless steel case measures 37mm width, excl crown and measures 18mm between the shoulders. It is attached to a replacement handmade tan leather strap with black stitch detailing and steel buckle which I think suits this watch very well. It will fit a wrist of just over 7 1/2.
This watch houses the Swiss Made A. It is in full working order and keeping superb time. Just prior to listing it has been tested on Timegraph diagnostics machine and is running to an impressive accuracy within +3 seconds per day and is showing a very healthy amplitude reading of 292. An opportunity to acquire the best example of an original and highly collectible Rotary Aquaplunge.
A stunning example of this 1960s diver's watch that still looks great on the wrist today! Please note that all vintage & pre-owned watches will inevitably show some signs of wear commensurate with age & normal use.
I have described all items to the best of my ability, however please refer carefully to the photographs provided which, themselves, are intended to form a very important part of the description. I have an Auctiva Emporium website where all the listings can be viewed in one place and 100's of my favourite watch photos on Instagram. My aim is to provide a reliable & trustworthy source for buyers to find high quality vintage, military & collectible watches. Every watch is thoroughly checked for authenticity, by cross-referencing the serial number with movement, case, dial & any distinguishing features so that it's age can be properly estimated and to ensure, as far as possible to tell, that all components are consistent. All mechanical watches are also tested on a diagnstics Timegraph machine to check that they are in proper working order at the point of listing the watch for sale.
Ray Johnston - RJ Classic Watches Located at:- Westcliff on Sea Essex UK. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "RARE Red Hands Stunning Original 1960s Rotary AQUAPLUNGE Automatic Divers Watch" is in sale since Monday, August 17, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "rayj164" and is located in Westcliff on Sea. This item can be shipped worldwide.