KONTIKI-ESQUE~MID 60s TRADITION DELUXE SKIN-DIVER

KONTIKI-ESQUE~MID 60s TRADITION DELUXE SKIN-DIVER

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FOR SALE IS A SUPER RARE MID 60s TRADITION DELUXE SKIN-DIVER WITH AMAZING ETERNA KONTIKI STYLE LUMED MARKERS. 

  • CASE: SLEEK AND SEXY OVERSIZED ALL-STEEL SKIN-DIVER CASE MEASURING A NICE 38mm ACROSS CASE NOT INCLUDING CROWN BY 47.5 mm LUG TO LUG. CASE IS IN NICE VINTAGE CONDITION MAINTAINING ALL ITS ORIGINAL FACETS AND CHAMFERS. THE COUNT-DOWN BEZEL DEFINITELY SHOWS SIGNS OF WEAR ESPECIALLY AROUND THE PERIPHERY BUT IT HAS A NICE GHOST FADED APPEARANCE WHICH GIVES THIS ONE A COOL SHIP-WRECKED VIBE WHICH WORKS WELL WITH THAT BUCCANEER DIAL.
  • DIAL: WOWZA, THIS DIAL IS SOMETHING SPECIAL. THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE BEST SKIN-DIVER DIALS I'VE EVER RUN ACROSS. THE CONDITION AND PATINA IS UNRIVALED. CHECK OUT THAT INKY GLOSS BLACK DIAL IN SUPER MINT CONDITION WITH THAT WHITE TEXT WHICH REALLY POPS. THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION ON THAT DIAL WITH THE 6 LINES OF TEXT, AND I'M A BIG FAN OF THE "T<25" BETWEEN THE 4 AND 5 MARKERS. IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT THOSE APPLIED LUME FILLED COFFIN MARKERS AT 12/6/9 WHICH ARE REMINISCENT OF THE STYLE USED BY ETERNA IN THE SUPER KONTIKI DIVERS. THE HANDSET TIES IT ALL TOGETHER PERFECTLY WITH THAT CLASSIC BROAD ARROW DESIGN AND THAT BIG BAD MEATY LOLLIPOP SWEEPER.....ALL WITH PERFECTLY PRESERVED TRITIUM LUME WHICH MATCHES THAT ON THE DIAL. 
  • MOVEMENT: THIS SKIN-DIVER RUNS ON A 25J TRADITION SIGNED GILTED ETA 2472.  IT RUNS BUTTER SMOOTH AND KEEPS EXCELLENT TIME. DATE IS SEMI-QUICKSET AND IS ACHIEVED BY ROTATING TIME BETWEEN 2000 AND MIDNIGHT. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN BUT CASEBACK GASKET LOOKS FAIRLY FRESH, AND MOVEMENT LOOKS CLEAN.

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A CLASSIC TROPIC STYLE RUBBER STRAP WHICH LOOKS SUPER SEXY ON THIS TRADITION. TRADITION WAS THE IN-HOUSE WATCH BRAND FOR SEARS ROEBUCK IN THE 60s AND 70s. THEY MADE SOME PRETTY MEMORABLE CHRONOGRAPHS AND SPORTS WATCHES OFTEN MADE BY BIG FISH BRANDS SUCH AS YEMA AND HEUER FOR TRADITION. THIS MUST BE ONE OF THE EARLIER DIVERS MADE FOR THE BRAND, AND ONE THAT I'VE NEVER RUN ACROSS BEFORE. WITH ITS KONTIKI GOOD LOOKS, MASSIVE SIZE, AND FUN PATINA, THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST TO WEAR.

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