|Date/Report Number ..12012010.LC-UR872 Item: s WYLER DIVERS WATCH|
|Description of item VINTAGE
1959/60 WYLER DIVERS WATCH [THE FIRST LIFEGUARD MODEL] WITH SINGLE CASE TWO PIECE STEM AND
UNIQUE CROSS-HATCH DIVE GUARD BEZEL WITH SOLID ONE PIECE LUGS AND SIGNED "W"
WYLER CRYSTAL WITH WYLER MODIFIED INCALFLEX - INCABLOC ETA 1280 AND ORIGINAL WYLER
CROWN. ATTACHED IS A NEW NATO STYLE G-20 MILITARY STRAP IN BLACK NYLON WITH POLISHED
KEEPERS. THIS WYLER HAS ORIGINAL BLACK MATTE FINISHED DIAL & SILVER HANDS WHICH ARE
RE-LUMED AND DIAL IS SIGNED WYLER INCABLOC SWISS. IT ALSO HAS A SUB-SECOND REGISTER WHICH
IS SIGNED WITH W [FOR WYLER] AND TWO WAVES [FOR DIVER]. CASE IS 29.83 X 34.32 X 14.4 MM.
ORIGINAL CRYSTAL IS SIGNED W IN CENTER OF CRYSTAL. CASE BACK SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL
BACK 54 12803 2807 . INTERIOR CASE IS SIGNED WYLER WATCH CO SWISS. MOVEMENT IS SIGNED
WYLER WATCH CO SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS [WITH WYLER MODIFIED INCAFLEX] WOB [WYLER] E1280 BASE
ETA 1280 1959/60. Features manual wind sub second Data 10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm H= 4.5mm 17
jewels f = 18000 A/h. CONDITION IS FINE TO MINT.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00
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WYLER presented its first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1927. The particularity of these was the INCAFLEX balance wheel, which was legendary at the time. The WYLER INCAFLEX balance wheel is protected along its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to the balance wheel.
In 1937 the company caused a stir by launching a water-resistant watch that was not fitted with the conventional soft gaskets.
The mineral glass was pressed in between the edge of the case and a pressed or screwed bezel, the gap between the winding shaft and the watch case was sealed hydraulically by fitting the winding shaft and bushing together, in the same material, to 1/500mm.
THIS OFFER IS FOR A DIVE WATCH WITH ALL THE ABOVE FEATURES ALONG WITH A SIGNED WYLER PLASTIC CRYTSAL THAT SEALED BETTER THAN GLASS AND THE SIOGNED "W" WITH "TWO WAVES".
THE WAVE WERE FIRST USED IN WATCHES LIKE THIS 1959/60 WYLER DIVE WATCH.
WITHIN TEN YEARS, WYLER WOULD USE TWO WAVES AND THE NAME "LIFEGUARD" FOR ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL & STUNNING WATER RELATED MODELS. SUCH AS THE 660 HEAVY DUTY AND OTHERS.