A stunning example of an ELETTA (Swiss) Aquastar-style cased diver watch in all original condition, that has been professionally inspected by Localtime.
The case has not been polished, houses a 25j automatic AS Cal. 1882 with date at 3h and measures in at 39mm or 42mm including the crown at 3h. The black dial, bi-directional black bakelite bezel, original plexi, rare ‘horizontal’ lume indices and hands are stunning. It is wearing one of my own vintage-style premium calf leather strap, in black. These lovely straps come in different colours and sizes and are listed separately in my store, under eBay item number 401791161212.
As with all the watches that are handled by Localtime, the listed price includes a written 6-month written warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.
Extra: Try my Localtime vintage-style premium calf leather straps!: Really wonderful quality and value, I have found these straps to be very comfortable and a great match especially for vintage watches or sporty modern watches that will combine well with this style of straps. They come in 3 sizes [18-20-22mm], 2 colours [black and dark brown] and 2 stitching types [with tail stitch or without tail stitch]. Their length is approximately 95mm on the buckle end [including the silver-coloured buckle and 120mm on the tail end; so not short but not too long either. They have two keepers, one of them is fixed and the other one is floating, for a better fit and comfort. A good quality pair of spring bars is included with each strap. You can see them in the last photo here and/or purchase them separately under eBay item 401791161212. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.
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 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.