Brand: Aquastar Geneve
Movement: A.Schild caliber 1712/13
Case diameter without crown: 37 mm
Bracelet/Strap: NATO strap
What you should know: Beautiful original condition, unpolished.
AQUASTAR GENEVE 63 Ref: 1903 Vintage Diver
Here we have a beautiful Aquastar Geneve diverwatch, a wonderful example of a classic and sportive timepiece. Aquastar Geneve is not a very well known brand, but what it lacks in recognition, it makes up for in this stunning design. Aquastar was founded circa 1962, and was focused on diving watches. The 63 was released in the mid-1960s and was marketed towards real divers with its 200 meter/600 feet depth rating. This beautiful vintage watch comes with a crisp case in great condition with sharp edges and light signs of use. Dating to the 1960s this classic model is fitted in a perfectly sized 37 mm case. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The dial is allover in clean condition and the luminous material on both the dial and hands have aged to a very pleasing deep yellow patina. The simple Aquastar-logo alongside the indexes and beautiful hands are harmonious and well balanced. The crown is original. The automatic movement is running strong and keeping time well. This model was seen as one of the best divers you could find in the 1960s, thanks to its impressive water resistance and inner rotating bezel activated directly by the crown. The crown was also used to wind the watch, so if you wanted to both wind the watch and set the bezel, you would need to wind it first and then set. The watch comes with a NATO strap in an unworn condition completing this stunning divewatch. This Aquastar is a rare timepiece and a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, timeless styling and a great reference to the diving-sport. This is the real deal – everything you would want in a vintage diver.
Aquastar was founded 1962 in Geneva on the lake Leman side. Aquastar started off with different collections of diving watches. Participating in various diving expeditions, Aquastar became quickly a known and respected producer of diving watches. Further on Aquastar started to produce watches for the sailing and yacht races. The result of it was to launch on the market the first specific regatta watch. Because of the desirability, these models were sold in specialized dive shops. Priced lower than Rolex and Tudor, the 63 became a bestseller and was known for its practicality.
Why buy a vintage watch?
There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.
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