Here we have a beautiful example of a rare RODANIA diving watch with a black and grey dial in excellent vintage condition that was professionally inspected by Localtime.
The case measures 37mm [or 40mm with the crown at 3h]. The all original and gorgeous dial, large hands, paddle sweep hand and indices create a gorgeous combination with the quick-set date window at 3h. The original plexi-glass has been nicely polished and shows no discolouration. The automatic AS Cal. 1913 [with quick-set date] is a wonderful movement, and is ticking away happily. The watch comes on a very lightly used high quality grey calf leather strap by ColaReb Italy that we think fits the watch very well [the grey leather matches the grey dial ring and the white stitching matches the white hands].
As with all the watches I handle in-house, the BIN price includes a 6-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Please contact me for any questions you might have.
Extra: Try my Localtime vintage-style Ladder-Type straps! I have found these straps to be an excellent value and very comfortable indeed. They come in 3 sizes [20-22-24mm] and have 2 floating keepers. They come in 9 colours [black, blue, brown, green, orange, turquoise, yellow, white and red; navy blue is on its way]. Their length is 95mm on the buckle end [including the steel, screw-in buckle] and 135mm on the tail end. I will include a pair of good quality spring bars with each strap. They can be purchased separately in my store under item 401545611463. 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.