A truly stunning and timeless timepiece from the early 1970’s, this AQUASTAR (Swiss) ‘Seatime’ Ref. 1000 gents vintage dive watch, with a date automatic AS Cal. 1902 movement, was professionally inspected and tested in-house here at the Localtime Spa.
The unpolished large steel case with logoed crown and original plexi glass have been lightly cleaned. The original dial, inner rotating diving ring and hands are a feast to the eyes. A stunning watch from that glorious period, this classic diving watch comes on a new old stock original Tropic Star rubber strap in black that we think compliments the authenticity of this lovely timepiece, very nicely. We have made many photos of this beautiful timepiece, including some snapshots from the Spa bench and some macro close-up shots we took just for fun. You can also see a scan from a same period advertisement of this model.
As with all the watches we handle inhouse, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 3-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
Extra: Try my Localtime Canvas straps! I have found them to be of a very good value and a great match especially for sport watches or chronograph watches that will combine well with this style of straps. Their colour is black and they come in 4 sizes (18-20-22-24mm) and 7 colours of contrast stitching. Their length is approximately 100mm on the buckle end (including the steel buckle) and 120mm on the tail end; so not short but not too long either. They are nicely padded, measuring 5mm thick at the lug end and they taper down to 3.50mm at the tail end. They have two keepers, one of them is fixed and the other one is floating. A good quality pair of spring bars is included with each strap. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have. These straps are listed separately in the store, under Accessories & Straps and you can also see them in the last photo of this listing.
Important Note: 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 mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
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.