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Date/Report Number …..05U614.LWW Item : 1970 AQUASTAR SEATIME INNER BEZEL
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Description of item: 1970 AQUA STAR DIVERS  INNER BEZEL

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $999.00


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1970
AQUASTAR
SEATIME
INNER BEZEL

40 x 46
mm
w/o
crown

17 JEWEL
AUTOMATIC
DATER
MOVEMENT

WITH

HEAVY DUTY
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
WITH
OVER STITCHING
DUAL HIDE
OUTER DYED BLACK
HEAVY GRAIN LEATHER
INSIDE
SOFT GLOVE LEATHER
WITH
SPECIAL HIGH TECH COAT
GOLD OVER
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
+17708311257

MON-SAT
11AM - 7 PM EST USA

 

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The first Aquastar diving watch, called BENTHOS 500, was water resistant up to 500 meters. This was a real performance that was possible due to a new technology which consisted in the development of round o'rings. Before, the use of   flat o'rings didn't allow to obtain a significant water resistance.

To test the water resistance of a model at different depths, the manufacturer had to embark on a boat and fix the watch at a fishing wire which they immersed  into the water, noting meter by meter the depth reached and to what extent the components resisted successfully the pressure of the water.

 From 1960 to 1970 AQUASTAR  developed several diving and regatta instruments, especially the counter for departure minutes AQUASTART, the diving instrument DEEPMETER with its water-resistant to 100 meters plastic case and the famous COUNTDOWN, one of the first instrument with digital lecture for the regatta countdown from -60 to -1 minute that has been used for sailing as well as for diving.

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The SEATIME of 1970, incorporated nearly all of the breakthroughs of the dive watch industry, but also most of our previous engineering facts and details; including the inner rotating bezel. The dress diving watch was water resistant  to 200 meters and provided with a mechanical self-winding automatic movement. This is a very complicated model with an internal turning bezel. The specificity of this watch is its crown which sets at the same time the hour hand, the minute hand and the internal turning bezel allowing to countdown the diving minutes.

seatime1970
SEATIME

The SEATIME of 1970, ws offered with a round hole perforated rubber dive strap. If you would enjoy a similar strap i am reasonably sure we could accommodate. or YOU COULD INVEST IN ONE THROUGH AQUASRTAR~ OF COURSE THE VINTAGE WATCHES LIKE THIS AWESOME SEA TIME ARE NO LONGER PRODUCED...

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SWISS PATENT  - 30 NOVEMBER 1964

PIECE OF HOROLOGY ALLOWING THE COUNTING OF A RESTRICTED NUMBER OF MINUTES.  Patent published the 26th February 1965 with the number 385114

"The above design represents an our patent for the execution of a piece of horology being the subject of the invention. The figure 1 represents the watch as it appears to the user. The hand of the second 1 is located in the center of the movement and the dial includes an opening 2 through which appears the surface upper side of an indicating organ 3, including a colored zone 3A indicating in the  graduation of the dial opening the time elapsed since the re-setting to zero of the hand of the seconds obtained by pressing the pusher 4, the crown 5 being used to rewind and to set the time of the hour and the minutes hands.

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SWISS PATENT OF  THE 15th DECEMBER 1969

PIECE OF HOROLOGY WITH INTERNAL TURNING BEZEL.
Patent published the 31st of March 1973 under NO 535448


"The case-rim 3 is bearing an internal rim bounded with a ring 8 laid on an internal shoulder-piece of the case-rim 3 by taking an under-shoulder 3a of it, under which it is engaged at peg. An undulated lame-spring 9 interposed between the case-rim 3 and the ring 8 insures a friction of the turning bezel 7 to avoid untimely removal. (...). The arrangement is made in a manner that the rim rotation can only be made in the sense of diver's security and not in the reverse sense. So, whatever sense in which the steam 12 could be untimely maneuvered while driving, there is no danger for the diver."


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SWISS PATENT OF 4TH JANUARY 1973
Certificate of Patent N0 563037
Patent certificate published on the 30th April 1975


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"The presented timer count-down includes an ordinary hour and minutes hands, respectively designated 1 and 2, a hand for the seconds 3, susceptible to be brought to zero with the help of a mechanism described hereafter, and a disc indicator of minutes 4, able to count the limited numbers of minutes, presenting for this purpose, two differently colored hemispherical zone 4a and 4b, appearing successively in five cut windows on the dial, designated 6 of the count-down. The disc 4, showing the minutes, is automatically immovable at the end of its run and can be brought back in its initial departure position, with the help of it's above mentioned command mechanism."ave been made subsequently on this colored disc model used as count-down with

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RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF LUMINOVA
A HIGH GRADE PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC MIXTURE
FIRST UTILIZED IN WWII INCLUDING ON GERMAN U BOATS/UBOOT
A GREAT BOOK TO READ IS
IRON COFFINS

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AQUASTAR CONTINUES TO OFFER DIVE WATCHES TODAY

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THIS TIME PIECE IS ORIGINAL IN EVERY WAY
THE CASE CLEANED  AND ONLY
THE DIAL AND & HANDS RE-ILLUMINATED

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FANTASTIC HD STRAP
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING

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DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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FANTASTIC STRAP HD
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING

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DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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FANTASTIC STRAP HD
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING
DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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FANTASTIC STRAP HD
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING
DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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FANTASTIC STRAP HD
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING
DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

OTHER STRAPS BRACELETS BANDS AVAILABLE
CONTACT BEFORE YOU INVEST

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FANTASTIC STRAP HD
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING
DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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FANTASTIC STRAP HD
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHING
DOUBLE HIDE!
W GOLD PLATED
OVER STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

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ORIGINAL
*NON-REFINISHED
DIAL

* REILLUMINATED

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ORIGINAL
NON-REFINISHED
CASE IS AN
INCREDIBLE
90%

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ORIGINAL
NON-REFINISHED
CASE IS AN
INCREDIBLE
90%

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ORIGINAL
NON-REFINISHED
CASE IS AN
INCREDIBLE
90%

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SIGNED ORIGINAL
AQUASTAR
CROWN
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THE VERY BEST CHRONO STRAP

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ONLY A FEW AREAS
THAT REMAIN UNSEEN
HAVE WEAR

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NEW SEAT
CASE BACK LIKE NEW

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CASE BACK LIKE NEW

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TALL FEATURES WORK
EXCEPT THE INNER BEZEL
THE INNER BEZEL TURNS PERFECT
THE STEM WITH SQUARE FOR GEAR IS NEW
WE SIMPLY ARE WITHOUT
THE SMALL GEAR/WHEEL
THAT SLIDES OVER STEM
TO TURN BEZEL
WE HAVE A LOOK OUT WITH 7 SOURCES
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE
I REDUCED THE PRICE
WHEN ONE IS FOUND YOU PAY COST
WE INSTALL FREE

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READY TO TEAR DOWN
READY TO TEAR DOWN
CLEAN
LUBRICATE
AND
REPLACE
BALANCE AND HAIRSPRING
MAIN SPRING
STEM

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NOTE THE MOVEMENT IS CLEAN
COMPLETELY OVER HAULED
NEW BALANCE COMPLETE
NEW MAINSPRING
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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS GREAT
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