The Deep Sea Alarm rules

May 09, 2010,17:05 PM


Amazing watch.

For me it's a true grail.



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Four Vintage Diving Watches.

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-05:53
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...  


 By: malopignons : May 9th, 2010-06:42
I lose my words , the four are beautiful and NOS. Congratulations my friend

NOS, not really, but what matters is

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-10:21
That all of these 4 are gorgeous examples on some early experiences... Thanks, my friend. Nicolas

Fantastici Quattro!

 By: Tony C. : May 9th, 2010-08:31
and the bezel on the Deep Sea Alarm may be the sweetest ever made! Thanks for sharing, Nicolas. Regards, Tony C.

The bezel on the DSA is redone, but

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-10:23
Nicely redone! Still have some few projects / targets before closing this thema... Best, my friend. Nicolas

Love them all, but...

 By: BDLJ : May 9th, 2010-20:19
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.

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-23:20
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... 


 By: BDLJ : May 9th, 2010-23:29
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?

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-23:41
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...

 By: BDLJ : May 12th, 2010-05:03
....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... 

Hard to counter that argument.

 By: mkvc : May 9th, 2010-08:50
Nice group.

The interesting thing would be to do the same

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-10:20
Groupshot on Vintage 60ies Diving watches... Then On 70ies... I'm working on it. Best, Nicolas

Concerto for Quatuor...

 By: MattS : May 9th, 2010-10:31
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

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-10:35
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

Really nice!

 By: E.J. : May 9th, 2010-12:18
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

Thanks, Emilio

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-13:51
Will try to maintain the same level for the 60ies... Un abrazo, Nicolas

The Deep Sea Alarm rules

 By: nilomis : May 9th, 2010-17:05
Nicolas, Amazing watch. For me it's a true grail. Congratulations, Nilo

I share your point of view on the DSA, Nilo.

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-22:21
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

Beautiful foursome.....

 By: Darren : May 9th, 2010-21:00
Love them all. Feel free to post as many scans of these beauties as you see fit! Darren

As usual....

 By: E.S : May 9th, 2010-21:31
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

Thanks, Ed.

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-22:15
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....

 By: Stefan : May 9th, 2010-22:59
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 ... 

Next step ...Diving Watches from the 60ies... :)

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2010-23:22
Thanks a lot, Stefan, for your nice words. Best, my friend. Nicolas

Nice watches, love them all.

 By: VMM : May 10th, 2010-02:55
I really like the Omega, it looks fantastic. Not to mention the almighty FF. Superb watches. Thanks for sharing your beauties. Vte

Did you notice the " air de famille " between the JLC and the Omega?

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2010-03:37
There is so much to love and to admire, with these Vintage watches.... One day, maybe, you will see them all 4 in real? Hope so! Best, my friend. Nicolas

Yes, I love the dial and the patina looks delicious.

 By: VMM : May 10th, 2010-03:50
Would love to and hope so too. Any news on the European GTG? Un abrazo. Vte


 By: Miguel V : May 10th, 2010-03:21
This is a very good family!........Congratulations fot these beautiful pieces! Regards!

Thanks, Miguel.

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2010-03:38

Fantastic QUARTETO! thanks for sharing! [nt]

 By: nacho m : May 10th, 2010-07:48
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My pleasure, Nacho...

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2010-07:53
Are you ready to dive into the World of Vintage Watches? Best, Nicolas

4 superb pieces Nicolas.

 By: G99 : May 10th, 2010-10:03
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

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2010-13:15
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 ...

 By: bimbeano : May 10th, 2010-13:25
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???

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2010-13:41
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 ... 

I had a 60ies in mind :-) ...

 By: bimbeano : May 10th, 2010-13:53
... you know me ... Long Legend Filip Diver

Superlative symmetry

 By: Nomer : May 11th, 2010-16:30
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... 

a collection to admire.

 By: aldossari_faisal : May 12th, 2010-05:43