Nation's Attic Diving Into History 2023

Aquadive 1000m Caribbean Triple Safe Chronograph Divers Watch 1970s

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Start price: $2,000

Estimated price: $4,000 - $7,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

This is a freshly serviced and scarce 1970s Aquadive 1000 meter Caribbean chronograph divers watch. Unlike nearly all other dive watches sold in the 1960s and 1970s, Aquadive was only sold in dive shops. Their watches were marketed dive magazines and the top SCUBA shops and divers in the world as the ultimate tool for extreme dives. The famed astronaut and aquanaut Scott Carpenter even endorsed Aquadive watches.

For the huge 50mm diameter 3333 foot rate case, Aquadive used a unique material on their dials referred to as
Scotchlite. This type of dial was similar in appearance to a reflective road sign or metallic paint. The result after 50 years is a distinctive bright textured dial. The blue Bakelite bezel matches the dial well. To withstand the extreme depths this watch was rated it, Aquadive housed the movement in their Jenny Caribbean Triple Safe case, which is 14.5mm thick! Unofficially referred to as the UFO for its large round design, the watch was made to be legible in the deepest ocean depths.

This specific watch and the other Aquadive in this auction were given to a US Navy diver in the 1970s for testing. The watch was tested successfully and then used for years by the diver. In 2023 the watch movement was fully serviced and a new custom made sapphire crystal was made for it. The original crystal has been retained with the watch and will accompany it. The stainless steel case, dial, hands, bezel were kept in original condition. The watch has been tested for time and runs just as it did originally. The watch is not guaranteed at its originally 1000m rating. A signed document from Nations Attic attesting to the watches known history and service history will also accompany this watch.

All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL Express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. Payment via bank wire for customers outside the USA is required. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code. International bidders are advised that some countries do not allow the importation of knives. Nations Attic is not responsible for shipping charges going or coming back if your countries customs denies delivery. Rejected items can be consigned into a future sale as there are no refunds.