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Date/Report Number …..092613.FN698HY.04 Item:   1969 WALTHAM AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1969 WALTHAM AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $490.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

1969
WALTHAM
AUTOMATIC
DIVE WATCH

36 X 34
W/O
CROWN

WITH

THE ORIGINAL
WALTHAM
RUBBER DIVE STRAP
THAT LOOKS LIKE
A STITCHED & PADDED
LEATHER STRAP

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WALTHAM MECHANICAL DIVE WATCHES 1965 - 1970

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2  VIETNAM ERA 1965

1967 RESTORED 2012

VIETNAM ERA 1968

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1969 RESTORED 2013

1970 RESTORED 2009

ROLEX LOOKS A-LIKE 

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THIS 1969 WALTHAM DIVE WATCH IS A 3RD GENERATION WALTHAM DIVE WATCH THAT GREW UP DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. THIS WALTHAM , ALONG WITH EARLIER MODELS, WERE AVAILABLE IN THE US MILITARY PX/BX SYSTEM. 

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IMAGINE, A 1969 BLACK ON BLACK AWESOME CHROME AND STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WALTHAM DIVE WITH OVERHAULED 17J  INCABLOC FHF 90-5 AUTOMATIC DATER MOVEMENT, A RARE INTERNAL MILITARY MOVEMENT SHIELD, A NEAR MINT MIDNIGHT BLACK DIAL SPORTING MILITARY WHITE OUTLINED & RAISED RE-ILLUMINATED NUMERALS & MARKERS, WITH  ABSOLUTE ORIGINAL NOS ILLUMINATED GOLD HANDS, A BI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, A  NEW CRYSTAL AND THE SEALS AND RESTORATION YOU EXPECT FROM GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS COM.  THIS BEAUTY IS READY TO BE WORN ...

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IN FACT. AFTER 44 YEARS VERY LITTLE DAMAGE OR WEAR CAN BE SEEN OR EXPERIENCED OTHER THAN SOME  BRASSING AREAS BY THE CROWN PROTECTORS AND AN AREA ON THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER.

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ONLY ONE ITEM COULD NOT BE REPAIRED. THE QUICK SET DATE MECHANISM. A SMALL METAL OBJECT THAT HOOKS TO STEM. WHEN YOU GRASP STEM IT IS IN WIND POSITION. PULL ONE CLICK IT IS IN HAND SETTING POSITION. PULL ONE MORE TIME, AND THAT METAL "GEAR" WOULD ALLOW YOU TO SET THE DATE. DUE TO THE FACT WE CANNOT FIND ONE, IF YOU PULL TO THIRD SETTING THE CROWN TURNS BUT DOES NOT SET DATE.

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THUS, YOU HAVE TO SET THE DATE LIKE ALL THE WALTHANMS AND OTHERS WITHOUT QUICK SET. BY ROTATING THE HOUR HAND FROM 9 THROUGH 12, THE DATE CLICKS OVER, BUT REVERSING FROM 12 TO 9 AND GONG FORWARD, AGAIN CAUSES DATE TO TURN.  BY DOING THIS CONSECUTIVELY IT SETS THE DATE LIKE ALL WATCHES WITH DATE WINDOWS BEFORE THE ADVENT OF QUICK SET.

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ROCK HAS TWO HUNDRED IN THE WATCH. NOT COUNTING    HIS RESTORATION FEES.

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A NEW CRYSTAL, HANDS, DIAL RE-ILLUMINATION WORK, FULL MOVEMENT OVERHAUL AND THE COST OF THE WATCH.

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HE WAS AWARE OF THE WORK HE NEEDED TO DO BEFORE HE INVESTED THE 75.00 FOR THE WATCH AND 125.00 FOR PARTS.

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ANY WALTHAM MECHANICAL MOVEMENT DIVE WATCH FROM THE 1960'S WILL GROW IN VALUE . RATHER THAN PLACING THIS ON MY "MILITARY WATCH BOX EBAY STORE"  --WERE HE INITIALLY WANTED TO PLACE IT,  ROCK IS OFFERING THIS WALTHAM FOR NICE PRICING TO AHIS COLLECTORS...

HAVE A GREAT DAY
JULIANA
HTTP://STORES.EBAY.CON/MILITARYWATCHBOX

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THIS RUBBER DIVE STRAP LOOKS LIKE IT HAS STITCHING!

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VERY NICE MINT RELUMED DIAL

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NOS
BRAND NEW
ORIGINAL
FACTORY ILLUMINATED HANDS

45.00

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CHROME PLATED CASE

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ORIGINAL BEZEL

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CHROME IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
THERE ARE TWO AREAS WHERE WEAR SHOWS

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AROUND THE CROWN PROTECTORS

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AND ONE AREA THAT IS HIDDEN

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DIAL LUME IS AWESOME

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NEW CRYSTAL
SPECIAL ORDER

38.00

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VERY VERY NICE

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AGAIN AROUND CROWN PROTECTORS
THIS IS ENLARGED/MAGNIFIED

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VERY UNUSUAL ORIGINAL RUBBER STRAP

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DIAL IS NEAR MINT
RE-ILLUMINATION IS WORTH
100.00

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LOOKS LIKE A
LEATHER PADDED STRAP

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COMPLETE WITH STITCHING

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NICE DIAL

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MOVEMENT FITS INTO CASE
17 JEWELS
DOUBLE INCABLOC SHOCK SYSTEM
DATER
MILITARY ANTIMAGNETIC
DUST & MOISTURE
PROTECTOR

TOTAL RESTORATION

175.00

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BRASS SHIELD FITS OVER MOVEMENT
IT PROTECTS LIKE ALL MILITARY
WATCHES THAT HAVE SAME SYSTEM
USA ORD AND MANY WWII MILITARY WATCHES
ELGIN, WALTHAM, BENRUS , BULOVA
AND OTHERS

 

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THE ORIGINAL RUBBR STRAP IS LIKE NEW

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AWESOME STRAP

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THE RECTANGULAR STUBS KEEPS
WATCH FROM SLIPPING ON WRIST IN WATER

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THE REDDISH COLOR IS FROM POLISH
ROUGH IT IS NOW OFF STRAP

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THE REDDISH COLOR IS FROM POLISH
ROUGH IT IS NOW OFF STRAP

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THE RECTANGULAR STUBS KEEPS
WATCH FROM SLIPPING ON WRIST IN WATER

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STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK

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HAMILTON
BASE FHF 90-5

Features
automatic
sweep second
date: quickset

Data
17 jewels
*f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 43h

*MID RANGE HI BEAT

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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