PATINA-PERFECT~MID 60s KALOS SQUALE SKIN-DIVER

PATINA-PERFECT~MID 60s KALOS SQUALE SKIN-DIVER

Regular price $650.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A PATINA-PERFECT MID 60s KALOS SQUALE CASED SKIN-DIVER AUTOMATIC IN SHARP CONDITION.

  • CASE: NEAR MINT ALL-STEEL SQUALE SKIN-DIVER CASE MEASURING A LARGE 38.2mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL CROWN BY 47.2mm LUG TO LUG.  ALL THE ORIGINAL BRUSHED FINISH IS FULLY INTACT AND LUGS ARE SUPER SHARP AND CRISPY.  CHECK OUT THOSE COMPLICATED FACETED LUGS. THIS THING IS A VERY WELL PRESERVED. I LOVE THAT ANODIZED GLOSSY BLACK BEZEL IN REALLY STUNNING CONDITION  WITH JUST SOME MINOR SCRATCHES. IT ROTATES WITH THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF FRICTION BIDIRECTIONALLY. 
  • DIAL: THIS DIAL REALLY PULLS AT MY HEART STRINGS. THE PATINA IS JUST SUBLIME. WITH THE TONING AND AGE RELATED OXIDATION ON THAT SILVER DIAL, IT HAS ALMOST TAKEN ON A MOTHER-OF-PEARL APPEARANCE. MATCHED WITH THAT YELLOW AND PUFFY APPLIED TRITIUM, THE LOOK IS JUST AWESOME. SPEAKING OF LUME, CHECK OUT THE AGED GLOWING STUFF ON THOSE CLASSIC DIVER HANDS AND THAT LOLLIPOP SWEEPER WHICH MATCHES WELL WITH THE PLOTS ON THE DIAL. JUST MESMERIZING!
  • MOVEMENT: THIS KALOS RUNS ON A 17 JEWEL GILTED FELSA AUTOMATIC.  SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN, BUT WATCH HAS BEEN RUNNING EXCELLENTLY OBSERVED OVER A WEEK OF ON/OFF WRIST OBSERVATION. DATE FLIPs APPROPRIATELY. KEEPS GOOD TIME WITH VERY STRONG AMPLITUDE ON THE TIMEGRAPHER

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON ONE OF MY IN-HOUSE RETROWATCHGUY ELDORADO TAN STRAPS WHICH MATES BEAUTIFULLY WITH THAT DIAL PATINA.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY SPECIAL, THIS IS IT. THIS PARTICULAR CASE WHICH WAS MADE BY SQUALE IS VERY ROBUST AND WEARS EVEN LARGER THAN ITS DIMENSIONS WOULD SUGGEST WITH ITS CHUNKY LUGS AND THIN BEZEL(ALL DIAL). THIS IS A GREAT CASUAL VINTAGE DIVER WITH A FACE THAT REMINDS YOU THAT IT'S DONE SOME LIVING. 

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