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Date/Report Number …..061111.LC-U4GDTR2 Item: 1965 MONDAINE DIVERS WATCH
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Description of item: THIS MONDAINE DIVERS WATCH HAS ORIGINAL CLEAN TRITIUM DIAL SIGNED WITH LOGO MONDAINE 17 JEWELS AUTOMATIC INCABLOC WATERPROOF 20ATM T SWISS T MADE  THE STEM & CROWN ARE SPRING LOADED YOU PUSH IN THE CROWN TURNAND IT LOCKS SIMILAR TO THE 6105-8118 SEIKO DIVE, ORIGINAL CRYSTAL HAS MINOR CRAZING WITH REVERSE CYCLOPS OVER THE DATE WINDOW THE CASE 100% STAINLESS STEEL ONE PIECE ALL EDGES AND TURNS ARE AS THEY WERE. THE DIVERS BEZEL IS IN GREAT CONDITION THE ORIGINAL WIRE BEZEL RETAINER IS VERY TIGHT AND TAKES SOME EFFORT TO TURN . THE BEZEL SHOWS LITTLE WEAR NUMBERS & HASHES ARE FINE AND THE TRIAGULAR MARKER AT NUMERAL "60" STILL GLOWS. THE STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK SIGNED WATERPROOF INCABLOC ANTIMAGNETIC STAINLESS STEEL SWISS MADE 200 METRES LOGO OF SCUBA DIVER WITH MONDAINE. THE MOVEMENT IS A Felsa 4007N SIGNED SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED SWISS MONDAINE LOGO MONDAINE WATCH LTD. WITH INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTION  FELSA MARKINGS  b & Y W/ARROW BOTTOM OF CENTER JEWEL IN WEIGHT   Features automatic sweep second date: set by changing 21-24h Data 11.5''', Dm= 26mm H= 5.55mm 17/21/25 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 44h Example, Year ca. 1955/1965 Swiss Made
17 Jewels Incabloc

Estimated Retail Replacement:  Value $ 999.00


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The modern scuba diving watch was introduced to the public in 1954 at the annual watch trade show in Basel, Switzerland.

With existing contracts with the Air Forces and Army,    the US Navy entered into an agreement with the Bulova Watch Company, and it's Bulova Research and Development Laboratories, to develop and manufacture a new dive watch.

Bulova produced a series of dive watches, each series the result of three government contracts dating from 1958,TO 1961, [MIL-W-3181 / MIL-W-22176 / MIL-W-22176A].

Under US Navy Contract, Bulova began work to produce the first AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH with PLEXIGLASS CRYSTAL; which would pass all goverment tests including tests to 392 feet.


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In 1963, Bulova stopped working on the Government contracts to focus on moving their Dive Watches to the public and BLANCPAIN took over the contract producing the TR-900; a watch that matched the last Bulova model - down to the specs, casing and other designed, including dialing, radium markers and bezel .

FROM 1965 through 1969, many companies began offering top of the line Dive Watches to the general public, especially in the United States.:

Bulova & Caravelle 666 and 333 (first automatic dive watch)
Glycine Compressor
Zodiac Sea Wolf
Seiko 62MAS-01
Girard Perregaux Diver Gyromatic
Hamilton Aqua-Date
Breitling Superocean
Favre Leuba Bathy
Fortis Flipper
Rolex Submariner
and MONDAINE

 


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Mondaine -
In 1951, the Mondaine Watch Ltd. of Switzerland was established in 1951, and soon became   reknown and received the title of official Swiss Railway Watchcompany for producing the Bauhaus-inspired [based on Swiss designer & engineeer Hans Hilfiker’s 1940's patented classic[ Official Swiss Railway watch.

( Mondaine produces Luminox dive watches under contract to the US Navy Seals.)

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In 1965/66, Mondaine joined the Scuba Dive Craze by introducing the all Stainless Steel 20 atm/200 metres Mondaine Divers watch with a Swiss Felsa 4007N [4007N PRODUCTION: 1955-1965] 17 jeweled  Automatic Movement with date at 6 position.

 

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THE FIRST MONDAINE DIVE WATCHE HAD A STANDARD LUGGED AND BEZELED 1950/60 CASE DESIGN.

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1968
“T Swiss T”
Luminous Material Tritium
Used From 1960 until 1998
Radioactivity Less Than 277 MBq (7,5 mCi)
Felsa 4007N  AUTOMATIC
[MOVEMENT PRODUCTION DATE 1955-1965]

A BLACK DIAL, WITH TRITIUM MARKERS, STRIPED RAISED 9-12-3 MARKERS, WHITE STRAIGHT LINED SECONDS CHAPTER RING, SILVER OUTLINED WHITE DIALED WITH RED NUMERAL DATE WINDOW AT 6,AND WIDE POINTED MINUTE HAND AND WIDE HOUR HAND WITH TRITIUM CENTERS, GAVE IT THE DIVE LOOK THAT ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS WERE PRESENTING.

THE DIAL WAS PERSONALIZED AND OFFERED THE INVESTER THE KEY WORDS AND COOL LOGO:

SIGNED  MONDAINE WITH LOGO
17 JEWELS
AUTOMATIC
INCABLOC
WATERPROOF
20ATM
T SWISS T MADE


VARIOUSE MODELS WERE OFFERED FROM 1965 THROUGH 1979 POWERED BY DIFFERENT MAJOR MOVEMENT MANUFATURERS.


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AS 2066 AUTOMATIC
[AS 2066 PRODUCTION DATE OF MOVEMENT: 1969-1978]
CASE CHANGED TO A CUSHION CASE
[SEVENTIES ]



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ETA calibre 2772 & 2783 AUTOMATIC
[ETA 2772 MOVEMENT PRODUCTION DATE 1969-1982]
[ETA 2783 MOVEMENT PRODUCTION DATE 1969-1982]
CASE CHANGED TO A CUSHION
[SEVENTIES LOOK]



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