TESTUDO 1970's 41MM BLUE ACRYLIC BEZEL DIAL 200M YELLOW CHAPTER AUTOMATIC STEELTestudo
For auction is a large size vintage Testudo Automatic diver from the early 70's. In the early 1970's, before the quartz crisis, there were hundreds of small Swiss brands putting out some very well-made watches. Although the Testudo name has been lost to the sands of time, we have this bold, attractive, high quality BLUE diver to remember them by. One of the goals of any diver watch is to be seen. The ability to recognize a watch underwater led to some wild colorful designs. This watch is in excellent condition and would be a welcome addition to any dive collection.
Ref #: 21032
Diameter: 41 mm w/out crown, 44 mm w/crown, 50 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 20 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Gram Weight: 87 grams
Movement: Automatic Swiss date at 6 o'clock
Strap/Bracelet: Blue NATO
Case: The large, unpolished STAINLESS STEEL case is in excellent condition, with little to no wear. It is a unique design and has a screw-down crown and caseback. This case design has wide polished bevels, which add to the strong design statement. The blue acrylic insert bezel is in mint shape, with white minute markings and lumed 5-minute marks. The original domed plastic crystal is excellent
Dial: The dial on this watch is sweet. It's matte blue with a faded orange rally-style outer track. Large lumed markers at 12, 3 and 9 complement the date aperture at 6:00. The oversized, lumed baton hands and triangle-tipped seconds hand are just a little different to add some variation to a collection
Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): excellent original unpolished condition with excellent dial
Box/Papers: Watch only
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