Another incredible diving watch: Favre Leuba Bathy 160.

Aug 22, 2021,21:00 PM

Issued in the second half of the 60's. 

Credit pictures: Onlyvintage. 

2 main assets: The patina of the dial and the fact that it is a mechanical depth gauge. 



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Very cool...

 By: mdg : August 22nd, 2021-21:13
...looks like something you might see on Kickstarter today : )

Super neat! The case back construction looks interesting.

 By: John-E-Mac : August 22nd, 2021-22:35
I wonder if this 1964 patent was modified for this watch? -John ------ ---- ...  

Favre-Leuba made and remade some highly idiosyncratic dive watches.

 By: Rosneathian : August 22nd, 2021-22:45
I happen to have one, and was looking forward to its Indian ownership (Titan Watches, part of the TATA Group) lending it some longterm stability. Then they announced last December (2020) that they were pulling out with immediate effect. I've not followed ... 

Those sicura watches!

 By: Rosneathian : August 23rd, 2021-05:33
Just to clarify, I believe F-B is still in operation. I listened to its executive head talking about its plans earlier this year. This was after Titan pulled its support. I say this without having visited its website or scanned trade journals so I can’t b... 

An obscure gem

 By: Cookies : August 23rd, 2021-02:53
This brand makes very creative dive pieces. Are they still in operation? I read some time ago they were changing ownership (could be wrong)

It seems that you can actually buy the new models!

 By: Mary Anny : August 23rd, 2021-16:14
In Italy they even seem to have physical stores...

Really? I will check that!

 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2021-20:52

THAT was a great brand!

 By: amanico : August 27th, 2021-20:49

I stand corrected 😜😁

 By: holdemchamp1225 : August 29th, 2021-14:41