Lovely diving timepiece from the 1960’s, this ALBONA [Swiss] ‘Aquawind’ automatic with a date automatic 25j ETA Cal. 2783 movement, was professionally inspected in-house here at the Localtime Spa.
The unpolished brushed solid steel case [37mm case, 41mm including crown] has been lightly cleaned and not polished. The original dial, elapsed time rotating bezel, crown and hands [check out the red sweep-hand] are a feast to the eyes. A stunning watch from that glorious period, this classic diving watch comes on one of my own premium calf leather 18mm straps in brown, handmade to my specifications in Italy [more info under eBay item number 401105271426]. I have made many photos of this beautiful timepiece, including some macro close-up shots, just for fun.
As with all the watches I inspect and test in-house here at the Localtime Spa, the BIN price includes a 3-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
Important Note On Condition: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I include a written warrantee with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches [leather, canvas, suede, rubber] are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.
EXTRA! Check out my own Localtime straps: Handmade from premium calf leather to my own specifications in Italy, they come in 5 sizes [lug width/buckle width]: 18/16, 19/16, 20/16, 21/18 and 22/18mm & 11 colours: tan, brown, dark brown, black, cinnamon brown, olive green, denim blue, grey blue, cognac brown, smooth dark brown and vintage green. I sell these separately in my eBay store under eBay item number 401105271426.