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SICURA / SEARS Tradition Diver with Safety Rotating Bezel

1970s Vintage Model
Price: $264 through PAYPAL
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SPECS»
Gender: male
Year: 1970 - 1979
Accessories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 32 mm
Dial Height: 32 mm
Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: chrome-plated steel
Case Width: 42 mm with crown guard
Case Height: 46 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 16098, 12
Serial Number on Movement: 31/7, 158
Strap: rubber
Strap Width: 18 mm
Strap Length: 6.5 in (measures up to 8.25 in with case)

NOTES»
  • Original SICURA SEARS Watch with NEW strap & clasp!
  • FEATURES: Safety Rotating Bezel with color block markers, Dual Crown, 24-Hour Grid, Day-Date
  • CHROME-PLATED STEEL: case, crown
  • STAINLESS STEEL: bezel, back & clasp
  • RUBBER: strap (black)

  1. Notes on the DIAL: light finish discoloration around hour markers (red tint / warm patina); luminescent material on hours have dimmed with age
  2. Notes on the CROWNS: coverage of chrome-plating has partially faded (bezel crown); light scattered pinprick corrosion spots (main crown)
  3. Notes on the CASE BACK: shows tool marks across "SWISS"
The SEARS Tradition Diver was designed & manufactured by SICURA. It features a rotating bezel with unique color block enamel markers. The bezel may be locked in place by turning the bottom crown.

Numbers have been cleverly incorporated into its design: 12, 6 & 9 o'clock are magnified on the dial, military 24-hours are marked on a raised trim, while standard 12-hours & minutes are marked on the bezel.

SICURA built a strong alliance with BREITLING when SICURA CEO, Ernest Schneider took over & redeemed BREITLING from its near dissolution in 1979!

Schneider's game changer was the introducion of 3 new models: the BREITLING Jupiter, Mars & Pluto chronographs - all designed under SICURA specifications. After this success, Schneider decided that the SICURA brand has more potential when fitted into the inner workings of BREITLING than by itself!


GRADING»

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System

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