Someday my collection will have such order and symmetry!
4. Four watches, all divers, all from the same decade and all still named in production
3. Three NATO straps, three watches set to the same time, three 60m bezels
2. Two pairs of related dials - there is something between the JLC and the Omega and dotted symmetry of the FF and the Sub?
1. One alarm (of course) and one great collection!
Someday vintage - a new path for me perhaps.
Many thanks for this enjoyment and all the best.
This message has been edited by Nomer on 2010-05-11 16:35:23
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Four Vintage Diving Watches.
We can take unlilmited examples, but I tried, here, to focuse on the Fifties Diving Watches, which can be considered as the (re ? ) birth of these special timekeepers, as Panerai could well be considered as a Pioneer regarding this topic ( Since 1936 ). A...
I lose my words , the four are beautiful and NOS. Congratulations my friend
and the bezel on the Deep Sea Alarm may be the sweetest ever made! Thanks for sharing, Nicolas. Regards, Tony C.
Love them all, but...
Nico, Great post and I love them all - particularly the Omega, great job on the restoration - but to be the voice of dissent, is the JLC really a diver's watch? With its non-rotating, ungraduated bezel? In those days you had a your tables and a j-valve on...
He He, Ben .... I was waiting for something like that.
I'm preparing a small topic about the DSA, as I was lucky enough to fall onto something interesting. But can't we consider that some flaws make a great watch, with the Distance of Time? Therefore, would you dive with any of these Vintage Ladies? Me, NO! I...
Ah, you know me, Nico. I see the DSA as an interesting, robust watch, with (when new) great lume (witness the bezel) for night-time function. Terrific watch, just not to dive with, new or old. So very interested in your new information. But all 4 have the...
If I knew there was one OK for diving?
So, it wouldn't be a temptation anymore, but a Reality. Wait, I'm not that sure... Let's say that I know that my DSA is OK for diving, would I take the risk to hit / ding / bang ( well you got the idea... ) it during a dive? No way! Best, my friend. Nicol...
I've never hit anything...
....underwater. All the hits and scrapes and dropping happen during packing your gear, getting your gear out of the bag, putting on your gear, hanging around on the boat (optional), climbing back onto the boat (optional!) getting out of your gear, cleanin...
Concerto for Quatuor...
Beautiful quatuor Nico, watches in superlative state!...I think you should take a new shot more directly on top of the watches as this angle doesn't do justice to the Jaeger due to the glass. Do you want to do the same for the 60s and 70s!?..Trio, Quatuor...
A dead face shot is impossible, as
I will have too many reflections... As for the 60ies and 70ies project, yes, I'm working on it. I'm waiting for 2 more significative watches to come, in July, if all works well. Best, Nicolas
What a quartet! Blancpain Ff, Rolex, Omega, JLC... probably, the most representative diver watches brands. Thanks for sharing and congrats for your "repoker de ases" Best, Hermano Emilio
Will try to maintain the same level for the 60ies... Un abrazo, Nicolas
I share your point of view on the DSA, Nilo.
The most original among these 4, indeed. La creme de la creme, with its qualities and its strange flaws... I'm preparing something about it, I will certainly post in June or July. Best, Nicolas
Great taste and "magnifique" collection Nico is the strap for JLC also nato? Where did you get the Nato strap for Rolex sub, if you dont mind please PM me, the strap looks elegant IMO thanks, Ed
On the JLC, the Strap is not a Nato, but a Tropic ( rubber ). I'm sorry, I don't know where the strap on the Rolex comes from, but I will investigate, as it absolutely rules. Best, Nicolas
they all are the same....
WOW, this is an excellent family photo. if you let other lay-person see this pic, i think they would said they look alike. but to us who are watch lovers, especially if you are "vintage" watch lovers, you would definitely know they are representing their ...
Nice watches, love them all.
I really like the Omega, it looks fantastic. Not to mention the almighty FF. Superb watches. Thanks for sharing your beauties. Vte
This is a very good family!........Congratulations fot these beautiful pieces! Regards!
4 superb pieces Nicolas.
i can only claim ownership of one of that lineup and it was hard work to obtain that so this selection speaks volumes of your overall collection. best Graham
Thanks a lot, Graham
Be sure that I know that each of these marvels is a beloved treasure.... And I'm very happy to have been able to build something. Best, my friend. Nicolas
A divers treasure ...
My vote goes to the SM300, that thin bezel is just soo sexy ..... The Fifty Fathoms remains the grail amongst vintage divers ... The Rolex .. is Rolex ... .... The JLC looks the most tech of them all ... ... didn't you forget one ??? ... Thanks for this p...
If I forget one among these 50ies Divers???
The DSA US, but I'm changing the crowns right now, so it will be back in 10 days if all goes well... I could include, also, some other FFs, like the LIp Blancpain, or the early one, with the round indexes and no moisture indicator. What else in the 50ies ...
Someday my collection will have such order and symmetry! 4. Four watches, all divers, all from the same decade and all still named in production 3. Three NATO straps, three watches set to the same time, three 60m bezels 2. Two pairs of related dials - the...