ABOUT THIS WATCH When Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Émile Gagnan developed the first aqua-lung breathing apparatus in 1943 and introduced the world to SCUBA diving, it quickly became necessary to develop adequate watches that were waterproof as well as easy to read underwater to calculate dive and decompression times. As the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and Rolex Submariner were among some of the most famous professional dive watches developed in the mid 20th century, the advent of SCUBA diving saw expanded popularity in diving for recreational purposes as well as the introduction of skin-diving watches made for light underwater activities. Skin-diving is essentially diving without standard professional gear and its increased interest led to several watch companies competing for market share throughout the 50s and 60s, including Voit.Started in 1922, the Voit brand first got their start producing tire retreading products and inflatable balls and has now become famous for making sporting goods for almost every recreational activity on Earth including SCUBA diving. Throughout the 50s and 60s their Swimaster SCUBA diving line was featured in several TV shows & movies and as its popularity continued to grow it was only natural they develop a proper dive watch along with it. This Voit Diver, also called the Date-O-Matic, is a high quality skin diver built by the Swiss watchmaker Schild & Co. And was used by many amateur and professional divers for its reliability, water resistance and not to mention no-nonsense good looks. This particular example has obviously been well used and loved but it is in honest and unpolished vintage condition with attractive patina and keeping optimal time. WATCH SPECS Make: AMF Voit Model: Date-O-Matic Diver Reference: 1573-666 Year: 1960s Material: Stainless steel Dimensions: 37mm diameter; 12mm thickness with crystal Crystal: Plexiglass Lume: Tritium Caliber: Felsa 4004 17 jewel automatic movement Bracelet/Strap. Vintage Tropic style Aqua GS Rubber Strap. Lug Width: 19.5mm Box/Papers: N/A Note: No guarantees of water resistance because of its age. This watch is recently fully serviced and ready to go.
If you need additional information or pictures please feel free to message me. The item "Vintage 1960s Voit Aqualung 666 Skin Diver Watch with 20mm Tropic Style Strap" is in sale since Monday, March 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "enonimus" and is located in San Jose, California.
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