From one of my friend's collection: Vintage Vulcain Nautical. A legend.

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2019-14:56
Born in 1961, the Vulcain Nautical is the first Compressor Case Diving Watch with Alarm. 

Not the first vintage diving watch with an alarm, since the place is held by the Jaeger Lecoultre Deep Sea alarm ( 1959 ), but made two years before the first protos of the Polaris, in 1963. 

Compared to the Polaris, it has a decompression scale. 

A legend in the universe of vintage diving watches. 

I now have to do two things: 

1/ Harassing its owner to let it to me. 

2/ Finding a set of proper hands. 

For the rest, nothing to reject. The case is in superb shape, the dial, too. 

A marvel. 



Thanks Nico!

 By: NoH : March 22nd, 2019-15:28
Without you uncovering and presenting all of these interesting timepieces I for one would certainly have a lot less exposure to and knowledge of such a wonderful array of watches.

I really appreciate what you do, and hope you keep showing your own collection, as well as those watches outside of your collection which you come across, in whatever way you come across them.

Looking forward to seeing some of your great collection at a GTC some time soon smile

All the best,

That would be my pleasure to meet you! Whenever you want, in Paris or elsewhere. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2019-15:35
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hmmm....a president diver watch...was not aware Vulcain were producing diving watches...thanks for bringing it up.. [nt]

 By: Izhik : March 22nd, 2019-15:56
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Well, this one, and the second generation with a cushion shaped case from the early 70's then basta. No more. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2019-16:17
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What is improper about the hands?

 By: Ano Nuevo : March 22nd, 2019-16:58
They seem to match the shape and design of the hands on my 2011 Nautical Trophy reissue, although mine have a too-wide lume strip:

(The hobnail bezel is new on this model.)

Ano “More Vulcain Crickets, please” Nuevo

Not totally shaped the same way, the luminous is bigger... Have a closer look. The hands on your re edition are much closer to the original than those on the one I posted.

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2019-17:08
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I’ve been thinking about the modern Vulcain Nautical Trophy!

 By: Bounce781 : June 15th, 2019-22:04
Thanks for the reminder 😀

That would not be a bad idea. It is such a special and different watch. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 15th, 2019-23:43
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First of all, I'd like to thank you my friend

 By: Watcholic_id : March 22nd, 2019-19:41
For all your efforts & passion to share information regarding horology through this forum.
I really really appreciate it!
Your posts have been the source of information & inspiration for me.
So, please keep sharing all those lovely pics & reviews, as you're the master of it smile

and this vintage Vulcain is very cool, really like the dial.
hope you can accomplished mission no. 1 in very near future biggrin


Thanks for your very kind words, my friend. As for the dial, yes, spectacular. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2019-23:58
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Nicholas it's YOUR watch!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 23rd, 2019-02:40
I know it's not my business at all...but what's going on last couple of days is beyond me.
You claim it's your friends watch but that very same watch was for years in your collection
You showed it to us on many GTGs.
You said to many of us it is yours but now it's from your friend collection!!???
Well anyway all has gone down the drain anyway.

Aaah Damjan, you don't know all the story... I had it, I gave it back to its owner after a while, because of these hands. Now, I think I can try to fix that, with a new set of hands from the Tribute.

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2019-02:50
Since they are linked to the same movement. I just have to remove the luminova and replace it with tritium, and it will look much better than it is right now.
Even if it is not very orthodox... But it will help me to wait for a set of proper hands, which will be suuuuuper long.
Now I have to convince the owner to give it back to me.
Sometimes, feeling the miss helps us to better understand our feelings. And how much love we have for things or people.

The good hands, by the way...

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2019-03:10
From another friend, who found them, from what he told me, in Italy.

His watch had the very same problem than my ex mine.

You have some great friends...and that's most important! [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 23rd, 2019-03:17
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Alas, this one passed away three years ago. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2019-03:17
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To add to the confusion, here is another one with a different second hand.

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2019-03:21
On the 1966 version, like the two other I posted.

Hard to tell which second hand is the good one.

Different Hands

 By: berrawinnia02 : June 15th, 2019-17:56
Hello All, I am not an avid watch collector nor well versed in the correct terminology, for that I apologise in advance. Sorry for the image quality, the iPhone is all I have. My wife has this from an estate and is seeking information on its value. This will be sold at some point when we feel we have the correct information and this seems to be the best source I have found so far. I note that the hands are different to all I have seen in many photos as is the middle winding dial. Any information or input would be greatly appreciated. If an offer is in your mind email me direct [Email address suppressed for privacy].

Crowns, hands, and most probably the plexy are not good. The case looks in good condition. If you want to sell it, please post it in our collectors market. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 15th, 2019-23:52
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Very nice & I can understand why you'd like it back.

 By: jml_watches : June 17th, 2019-03:01
Always have a lot of admiration for Cricket alarms.

Thanks. I will first see what it is possible to do with the hands... [nt]

 By: amanico : June 17th, 2019-03:05
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