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Why We Love It
Combine a jet black gloss dial, a healthy dollop of luminous paint, 'Broad Arrow' style hands, an inner rotating timing bezel, twin hatched crowns, and a wildly cool brand and model name - PRECIMAX! AQUAMAX! - and you're certain to have a winning timepiece.
This lovely Super Compressor dates to the 1960s, and features all of that and more, packaged in a svelte 36mm case with high dome acrylic crystal with date magnifier.
Long story short? Awesome watch for a great price with tremendous looks and quality components that is sure to check a lot of boxes for the beginner and experienced collector alike!
Super Compressor diving watches are a category unto themselves, and many of the best Swiss brands sold their own variants of the distinctive dual crown watches that have been one of the most popular types of collectable dive watches for years.
The Super Compressor name refers to the innovative case design, which utilizes a "compressor" system designed to become more watertight the deeper that the watch travels under water. As atmospheric pressure increases along with depth, the case back is compressed inwards, pushing on the gaskets and creating a tighter seal to protect the internals.
The compressor case didn't turn out to be any better at preventing water intrusion than other 1960s innovations (such as screw-down crowns), but due to their good looks, compressor cases proved to be popular amongst consumers. Eager to get into the burgeoning dive watch market, many of the best Swiss brands turned to EPSA (Ervin Piquerez, S.A.), the leading manufacturer of compressor cases at the time, for cases to build their divers around.
Stainless steel Super Compressor case is approximately 36mm (excluding crowns).Self-Winding Movement. Circa 1960s.
Overall Condition: Case is in excellent condition overall with some light signs of use and wear in keeping with age. Dial is in outstanding condition with even patination to the luminescent elements. Hatched crowns.
Includes one 20mm brown leather single-piece strap.
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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