A superb example of a rare and original Swiss Made ACCURIST Super Waterproof 400. A very collectible chronograph Diver's watch from the 1960s - with original Accurist box & original Accurist Certificate of Guarantee dated August 1970. Accurist was very highly regarded in the 1960's and in their heyday Accurist watches were seen on the wrists of the rich and famous including Princess Anne, The Beatles and the iconic 1960's model Twiggy.This particular model - the Super Waterproof 400 - is a watch that is very rarely seen for sale. Coles Ltd, 49 Gold Street, Kettering on the 8th August 1970. Complete with box & certificate, this would be a super acquisition for a vintage watch collector. Accurist Super Waterproof 400 1960s Divers Watch.
A superb example of a rarely-seen and original Swiss Made ACCURIST Super Waterproof 400. This particular watch has obviously been very well cared for and is in unrivalled condition for its age and comes complete with it's box & certificate.
This would be a super acquisition for a vintage watch collector. On very close inspection there are some signs of its 1960s heritage, some light patina to the dial and some creamy-caramel ageing of the lume at the hour markers and to the hands (the lume no longer glows). The case has a few light marks - evidence that it has actually been worn and it seems that a steel mesh bracelet may have left some marks to the sides of the case between the shoulders. The wonderful applied block-style markers are so typical of its age, as are the deep-dish twin sub-dials with concentric circles to the centre, it also has a domed plexi crystal and then - as if it couldn't get better - an incredible jet black bakelite bezel insert with shaped metal inset batons and numerals. Please see the photos to try to appreciate this awesome watch, however, no matter how well I have tried to capture this watch in the photos, it is really even better in the flesh.This watch is a very good-looking vintage diver, being a decent-sized stainless steel 39mm case with rotating bezel and oversized crown, but also having the looks and functionality of a chronograph as well - having chronograph pushers, the red 5 minute highlight to the minutes counter sub-dial and red 24 hour and Tachymetre outer scales. The screw-down case back has some signs of wear, but unscrews and screws down securely. This watch houses the highly regarded Landeron Cal. 152 manually wound chronograph movement. It is in full working order keeping excellent time and the chronograph starts, stops and resets as it should.
Just prior to listing it has been tested on Timegraph diagnostics machine and is running to an accuracy within -21 seconds per day and is showing a healthy amplitude reading of 221. The watch is attached to a genuine vintage NOS Tropic 20mm rubber diver's Swiss Made strap, which suits this watch very well. An awesome vintage 1960s diver's watch! Please note that all vintage & pre-owned watches will inevitably show some signs of wear commensurate with age & normal use.I have described all items to the best of my ability, however please refer carefully to the photographs provided which, themselves, are intended to form a very important part of the description. My aim is to provide a reliable & trustworthy source for buyers to find high quality vintage, classic & collectible watches. Every watch is thoroughly checked for authenticity, by cross-referencing the serial number with movement, case, dial & any distinguishing features so that it's age can be properly estimated and to ensure, as far as possible to tell, that all components are consistent. All mechanical watches are also tested on a diagnstics Timegraph machine to check that they are in proper working order at the point of listing the watch for sale.
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