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Why We Love It
While the brand name 'Jenny' may not ring a bell, their 'golden era' diving watches are becoming increasingly coveted amongst tool watch collectors. Manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s, these pieces were made to a very high standard, designed for professional use and using high quality components. Constructed using solid stainless steel cases often shared with more popular name brand models from the time, these watches have all the looks and functionality you could ever want.
Fitted in its 39mm cushion case is a silver Scotchlite exotic dial which bears more than a passing resemblance to the famous DOXA 'Army' model. With a closer inspection, you'll notice the watch is fitted with a fourth hand and a secondary locking crown at 2:00 - classic hallmarks of an alarm function.
Sure enough, the Jenny Sealab is a diving alarm in the same vein as the Jaeger-Lecoultre Polaris or Deep Sea Alarm Models, but cased in a DOXA Sub-esque cushion style with an acrylic rotating dive timing bezel. In near mint unused condition, this piece still has remnants of its case back sticker intact! It is fitted to an era appropriate Tropic brand rubberized dive strap and wouldn't look out of place on the wrist of a Team Cousteau member surfacing after a successful underwater documentary film shoot.
If you're attracted to the 'underdogs' of the vintage dive watch market, you just found a winner - all the looks and functionality without the price tag to match.
During the mid 1960s, the Jenny (pronounced "Yanni") Watch Company patented their MONOBLOC Triple-Safe case designs, which were used on their own self-branded pieces, as well as sold to brands such as Jacques Monnat, Dugena, Haste, Jacquet Droz, Fortis, Aquadive and Philip Watch, among others. These early professional-grade divers were all marketed with the "Caribbean" name, signifying their aquatic pedigree. The designer of these pieces contributed his knowledge and technical know-how to the development of the earliest DOXA Sub Series divers, forming a connection with the brand early on.
Fast forward in 2011, a company bought back AQUADIVE spare parts and relaunched the reliable watch brand. Based in Pforzheim in Germany, the brand relaunched AQUADIVE paying tribute to the legendary watches of the 1960s and 70s, while remaining 100% authentic.
Stainless steel cushion case is approximately 39mm (excluding the crown). Calibre 1931 manual winding movement by A. Schild. Circa 1960s-1970s..
Overall Condition: The case is in excellent condition overall showing factory finishing and light wear consistent with age and use. Luminous silver Scotchlite gloss dial is in excellent condition with evenly patinated indices and matching handset. Unsigned crown and locking alarm crown.
Includes period correct 19mm black Tropic brand rubber strap with pin buckle.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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