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Caravelle Diver ref. 665-1

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THE NITTY GRITTY

Maker: Caravelle
Model: Skin Diver ref. 665-1
Functions: Date
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 35mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Crystal: Plexiglas
Lume: Yes, tritium
Lug Width: 20mm
Box/Papers: No/No
Year: 1960s

CONDITION REPORT

The case has some minor wear and some scratches can be seen. The dial has a some pitting but it’s not very noticeable due to the black dial. The hands have lost some lume, but still maintain the original one. The original crystal is in great condition without any significant scratches. The crown is correct and original, in good condition with some light patina. The movement, an ETA 2472, has just been serviced and it’s running at +15s/d, 277º.

 

**THE WHITE MARK SEEN AT 6 IN THE FIRST THREE PICTURES IS A REFLECTION, CHECK THE MACRO PICTURES TO APPRECIATE THAT THE DIAL HAS NO SCRATCHES IN THAT AREA**

 

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Description

If you have ended up here is because you love skin divers (or at least, they attract you). This is an awesome example of what I believe to be a true value proposition. It has similar features to legendary watches (never better said!): the hands from a Longines Legend Diver, the dial configuration of a Rolex Explorer…

Now, in the metal, this watch looks and feels even more amazing that it looks. It sits beautifully on the wrist and will suit almost every wrist (unless you have significantly large wrists), due to the elongated lugs. The tritium looks creamy and stands out, contrasting the black glossy paint of the dial. The date function also makes this piece a very nice candidate for all of you, desk divers.