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Sicura Dive Watch

Sicura Dive Watch

C$750.00Price

Brand: Sicura

 

Model: Dive Watch

 

Age: 1970's

 

Movement: 17 Jewel, EB 8800 Swiss Mechanical

 

Dimensions:

            Case: 42.5mm

            Lugs: 19mm

            Strap: Genuine Ostrich Leather (Unused Vintage Strap)

 

 

Description:

 

Sicura made many successful business decisions during the quartz crisis of the 1970's, most notably by acquiring parts, machinery, and trademarks from the struggling manufacturer Breitling ( such as "Navitimer" and the brand name "Breitling" itself ) and incorporating them into the Sicura manufacturing lines.

With a keen appreciation of market history, they gradually phased out the Sicura name until only Breitling remained, ensuring the brand's survival. The result is a significant step for Breitling SA and a unique historical note for Sicura in watch manufacturing history.

 

Featuring a 42.5mm stainless steel case, this 1970’s mechanical dive watch is very emblematic of this time period. Featuring an asymmetric case and black bezel insert the watch is very reminiscent of a skin diver in all regards except for its much bulkier size which gives it a more contemporary look. The watch shows Hours, Minutes, Seconds ( with a smooth sweeping second hand ) and the Date. It houses a Swiss mechanical movement that is wound by hand with smooth satisfying clicks. With a beautiful glassbox style acrylic crystal the dial beneath has a monochrome bulls-eye pattern alternating between grey, black, and white tones. The baton style hour and minute hands featured lume and the second hand has a very attractive white diamond pointer near the tip. The bezel features a beautiful matte black insert with bi-directional rotation and brushed steel accents. Text on the dial reads the brand name “Sicura” ( Italian for “Safety/Safety Catch” ), “17 Jewels”, “Water Resistant”, “Shock Resistant”, and “Swiss Made”. The stainless steel caseback features model information and the Sicura coat of arms flanked by two seahorses.

 

This particular item is in very good condition for its roughly 50 years of age. The dial has no cracks and only a few very minor scuffs around the edges. The case is in similar condition featuring the original brushed pattern and a little wear consistent with age, however a few small knicks can be seen on the edges of the case. These cases are brass plated in steel or chrome and often have much of the brass showing underneath after this many years, however that is not the case with this watch. Additionally, the bezel of this model which often has quite a bit of damage is in very good condition with no overtly noticeable marks. The watch comes on an unused vintage ostrich leather strap. Due to the age of the strap and its lack of use it is somewhat stiff, this can be remedied with application of oils or leather polish. The watch winds well by hand and keeps a decent power reserve running well into the next day after a single wind. However, it should be noted the watch does run a little slow losing about 5 minutes over a 24-hour period. The date turns over properly in the evening working as expected. That said, this is a vintage item, and its performance should be taken into consideration with its age. The watch should not be considered waterproof unless tested by a watchmaker first.

 

 

Also included is a velvet pouch for storage as well as a polishing cloth – both new and unused items.

 

As the watch sold here is a vintage item, it does not come with the original packaging or paperwork.

 

 

Asking price is $750 CAD or best offer. All reasonable offers are welcome.

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