PATINA PERFECT~60s SILVANA SKIN-DIVER

PATINA PERFECT~60s SILVANA SKIN-DIVER

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FOR SALE IS A MEGA HANDSOME MID 60s SILVANA SKIN-DIVER WITH SOME DREAMY PATINA. 

 

  • CASE: SLEEK AND SEXY ALL-STEEL SKIN-DIVER CASE MEASURING A NICE 37.5mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING SCREW-DOWN CROWN. CASE IS IN NICE  CONDITION WITH MINOR SCRATCHES THROUGHOUT BUT OVERALL IN SHARP CONDITION. I LOVE THAT STEELY COUNT-DOWN BEZEL WITH A TOUCH OF WABI-SABI COMMENSURATE WITH THAT ON THE DIAL. SUCH A GOOD LOOK.  BEZEL ROTATES SMOOTHLY BIDIRECTIONALLY WITH THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF FRICTION.  THIS BEAUTY WEARS NICELY DUE TO THAT LONG LUG TO LUG AND THIN BEZEL/WIDE DIAL.

 

  • DIAL: NOW THIS IS VINTAGE PERFECTION RIGHT HERE.  SOME PEOPLE PAY GOOD MONEY TO FAUXTINA THEIR NEW WATCHES TO ATTAIN THIS LOOK. ME PERSONALLY, I PREFER MY PATINA AU NATURALE. THIS IS JUST SUCH A LOOKER WITH THAT EVEN STARRY NIGHT AGING IN THE DIAL LACQUER COMBINED WITH THAT YUM YUM COOKIE DOUGH AGED TRITIUM WHICH MATCHES PERFECTLY FROM THE DIAL TO THAT HANDSET. MY FAVOURITE THING HAS TO BE THAT TINY LOLIPOP SWEEP SECONDS HAND. SO CLASSIC. ALL VIEWED UNDER A HI-DOME ACRYLIC WITH INTERNAL MAGNIFIER SHOWING OFF THAT RED DATE WHEEL. 

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS DIVER RUNS ON A 25J ETA AUTOMATIC.  IT RUNS BUTTER SMOOTH AND KEEPS EXCELLENT TIME. QUICKSET DATE IS ACHIEVED BY ROTATING TIME BETWEEN 2000 AND MIDNIGHT.  SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN, BUT WATCH HAS BEEN RUNNING GREAT FOR WEEKS OF ON/OFF WRIST OBSERVATION 

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A MARINE NATIONAL STYLE KHAKI STRAP WHICH BRINGS OUT THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE NATURE OF THIS FELLA.  SKIN-DIVERS ARE SOME OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITE WATCHES. THE EDGY DESIGNS AND LONG LUG TO LUG MAKE THEM WEAR LARGER THAN THEIR MEASUREMENTS WOULD SUGGEST, WHILE THEIR LOW SLUNG PROFILE ALLOW THEM TO SLIP UNDER A CUFF.  THIS IS A GREAT ALL-ROUNDER VINTAGE WHICH WOULD LOOK COOL WITH A SUIT DUE TO THE SLEEK CASE DESIGN BUT WOULD ALSO BE A GREAT CASUAL WEEKEND WARRIOR.