BITCHIN~60s HELBROS SKIN-DIVER

BITCHIN~60s HELBROS SKIN-DIVER

Regular price $675.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SUPER RARE SWISS HELBROS SKIN-DIVER AUTOMATIC IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.

  • CASE: SUPER SHARP MINTY ALL-STEEL SKIN-DIVER CASE MEASURING A LARGE 38.3 ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING CROWN. ALL THE ORIGINAL BRUSHED FINISH IS FULLY INTACT AND LUGS ARE SUPER SHARP AND CRISPY. I LOVE THAT ANODIZED  BLACK BEZEL IN REALLY STUNNING CONDITION WHICH ROTATES BIDIRECTIONALLY. LUME MATERIAL IS STILL PRESENT ON THE BEZEL PIP. 
  • DIAL: THIS SUNBURST BLUE DIAL IS A TOTAL HOTTY OF A FACE.  CHECK OUT THE CUSTARDY LUME ON THAT TRITIUM WHICH MATCHES PERFECTLY BETWEEN THE DIAL AND THOSE PLONGEUER STYLE HANDS. THE ARROW TIPPED SWEEP HAND IS A NICE TOUCH. THE 2-TONE DAY/DATE DISPLAY AT 3 IS SUPER GROOVY VIEWED UNDER THE ORIGINAL INTERNAL CYCLOPS WHICH GIVES THIS A TRIPPY LOOK. 
  • MOVEMENT: THIS HELBROS RUNS ON A 17 JEWEL SWISS A.SCHILD BASED ELGIN AUTOMATIC(HELBROS WAS BOUGHT BY ELGIN IN 1963).  SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN, BUT WATCH HAS BEEN RUNNING EXCELLENTLY OBSERVED OVER A WEEK OF ON/OFF WRIST OBSERVATION. DAY/DATE FLIPS APPROPRIATELY.

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON WHAT COULD BE THE ORIGINAL DREMA BRICK STYLE STEEL BRACELET WITH HARD TO FIND SKIN-DIVER END-LINKS. BRACELET CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO A 7.75” WRIST. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY SPECIAL, THIS IS IT. NOT A MODEL OFTEN FOUND IN THE WILD, AS MOST OF THESE HELBROS DIVERS WERE THE GERMAN MADE(PUW) VARIANTS. THIS IS THE HARDER TO FIND SWISS VERSION UTILIZING THE MORE UPSCALE ELGIN MOVEMENT. 

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