NOS 1960’s LUFTMAN [Watex Watch Co SA] 20ATU Steel Diver 25j ETA Cal. 2836 D&D


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A beautiful and NOS example of a rare LUFTMAN 20ATM Super Waterproof diver watch by Watex Watch Co. SA [Swiss] that has been professionally inspected by Localtime.

The polished steel case  houses a 25j automatic ETA Cal. 2836 with D&D at 3h [day is a rare English/Portuguese dual-language] and measures in at 39mm or 42mm including the crown at 3h. The stunning silver/blue bullseye dial, bi-directional green elapsed-time bezel, domed plexi, wonderful lume and hands are stunning. It is wearing one of my own blue waffle-type rubber straps that, in my humble opinion, compliments the watch quite nicely. I have included many photos, including some closeup snapshots I took just for fun, to allow you to enjoy the lovely details of this fine timepiece.

As with all the watches that are handled by Localtime, the BIN price includes a written 6-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever 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 the Localtime ‘waffle’ type rubber straps: I have found these straps to be very comfortable and a great match especially for sporty or diver watches. They come in 4 sizes [16-18-20-22mm], 6 colours of rubber [black, blue, brown, orange, red and yellow] and 6 different colours of stitching [white, grey, blue, orange, yellow and red]. The straps themselves have a ‘waffle’ pattern on top and a ‘grooved’ pattern on the bottom. Their length is 97mm on the buckle end [including the steel buckle] and 118mm on the tail end; so not short but not too long either. They have two floating keepers with the same rubber ‘waffle’ pattern. A good quality pair of spring bars is included with each strap. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have. You can see them in the last photo here below and they can be purchased separately from my eBay store under eBay item number   202061460884.


LUFTMAN [by Watex Watch Co. SA]

Production Period



20ATM Super Waterproof Diver


Time, Day & Date, Elapsed Time Bezel




ETA Cal. 2836

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

Stainless Steel

Case Size

39mm case, 42mm including crown at 3h

Lug Width



NOS & Working With Warrantee

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – July 2018


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