60’s Vintage Diver Shootout Parts 1 & 2

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60’s Vintage Diver Shootout Parts 1 & 2

Postby koimaster » July 16th 2018, 1:48pm

Part 1 -

Ah summertime, it’s finally officially here despite the fact that it’s been seriously hot throughout most of northern Europe for the last couple of months. With Summer comes vacations and that means that most of us will make our way towards the beach or at least a refreshing pool. And what watch to wear? The natural response is a dive watch, that casual genre of timepiece that can handle the water just as easily as the condensation dripping from the glass of a poolside cocktail. But let’s say you’re a real vintage nut and the thought of wearing the same newer (read: watertight) diver for 1,2 or 3 weeks in a row sounds mundane, then we have some suggestions. In today’s article, we’ll head back 50 or so years, so apologies up front, they won’t be cheap. But, hey, no one spends money like when they’re on vacation. Welcome to the 60’s vintage diver shootout featuring Rolex, Omega, Seiko and Doxa, a two-part article focused, first, on the facts and, second, on our thoughts about these fantastic watches.

https://www.fratellowatches.com/summer- ... ut-part-1/


Part 2-

60’s Vintage Diver Shootout Part 2

And…we’re back with part 2 of our Summer Special: 60’s Vintage Diver Shootout featuring four archetypal watches from brands that are still here today. To recap, in the first episode, we provided a rundown on the specs of our combatants while providing a little flavor on each watch’s history. The frontrunners, in most minds would clearly be either the Rolex “Red” Submariner Date or the Omega Seamaster 300 “Big Triangle”, two classics that tend to find themselves at the tops of many collector’s want lists. The other horses in this race may come off as long shots, but both the Doxa 300 Searambler and the Seiko 6159 Professional bring their own unique merits to the derby. Let’s walk through the particulars and see if we conclude with a decisive victor at the end. In no particular order, let’s get going…

https://www.fratellowatches.com/summer- ... ut-part-2/
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