STOUT~1960s DUXOT 400 20ATM 25J SKIN-DIVER

STOUT~1960s DUXOT 400 20ATM 25J SKIN-DIVER

Regular price $395.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SUPER CHUNKY ALL-STEEL PATINA QUEEN DUXOT 400 20ATM SKIN-DIVER IN AWESOME CONDITION. 

 

  • CASE: SLEEK AND SEXY ALL-STEEL SKIN-DIVER CASE MEASURING A NICE 38.5mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING CROWN BY 47.5mm LUG TO LUG. CASE IS IN EXCELLENT  CONDITION WITH A MINOR DENT NEAR THE BEZEL ABOVE THE 11 MARKER BUT IN OTHERWISE EXTREMELY SHARP CONDITION. THE CASE MAINTAINS ITS ORIGINAL CRISP LINES.  THE BLACK BEZEL DOES HAVE SOME MINOR SCRATCHES ON IT BUT IT DEFINITELY MATCHES WELL WITH THE GROOVY PATINA ON THE DIAL.  BEZEL ROTATES SMOOTHLY BIDIRECTIONALLY WITH THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF FRICTION.  THIS IS A BIG BOY.  BECAUSE OF THAT LONG LUG TO LUG AND THE THE BEZEL, THIS THING REALLY WEARS LIKE A MODERN DIVER.

 

  • DIAL: NOW THIS IS VINTAGE PERFECTION RIGHT HERE.  CHECK OUT THAT SUPER SLICK GLOSS-BLACK DIAL IN SWEET SHAPE!!!!! THE SHOW-STOPPER ON THIS FACE, THOUGH, IS THAT LUME! LUSCIOUS CONFECTIONARY LUME AGED TO PERFECTION WITH A NICE PUFFY 3-DIMENSIONAL QUALITY WHICH ADDS SUCH GREAT DEPTH.  I REALLY LIKE THE THIN LONG STEEL HANDSET ON THIS AND THAT GROOVY ORANGE SWEEPER WITH THE LUMED ARROW TIP.  AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE LAST PIC, THE ORIGINAL TRITIUM LUME STILL SPARKS UP PRETTY WELL WHEN HIT WITH A FLASHLIGHT.  I JUST LOVE THE PROPORTIONS OF THIS DIAL AND THE WAY IT LOOKS SET IN THAT SKIN-DIVER CASE.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS DIVER RUNS ON A 25J FELSA BIDYNATOR AUTOMATIC WHICH IS SUPER CLEAN AND IS RUNNING WELL.  IT RUNS BUTTER SMOOTH AND KEEPS EXCELLENT TIME. QUICKSET DATE IS ACHIEVED BY ROTATING TIME BETWEEN 2000 AND MIDNIGHT.  SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN BUT THERE ARE NUMEROUS SERVICE MARKS ON THE INSIDE CASEBACK. 

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A THICK DARK BROWN USA MADE GLOVE LEATHER STRAP WHICH REALLY LOOKS BADASS ON THIS DUXOT 400.  SKIN-DIVERS ARE BECOMING QUITE THE COLLECTIBLE COMMODITY AS CAN BE SEEN BY MANY MODERN WATCHMAKERS SUCH AS BALL, SEIKO, AND VARIOUS MICRO-BRANDS TRYING TO RECREATE THAT FAMOUS DIVER LOOK OF THE 60s.  THE VINTAGE ONES TEND TO BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THIS(MORE AROUND 36mm), SO IT'S A TREAT TO OFFER SUCH A MODERN WEARING VARIANT OF THE STYLE.  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.