I am selling a vintage diver's watch, from the French brand Yema:
Probably an export model, hence the fact that there is no inscription "Sous-Marine" on the dial, and that its water resistance is expressed in feet.
Indeed, there were two automatic versions which were marketed, one with the inscription "Sous-Marine - Automatic", and the other with the inscription "330 feet - Automatic":
This is a model marketed when Yema belonged to the Seiko group, hence the typical case of Seiko divers of the time (7548, 6309-7290, 7002-7000, ...), with crown at 4 o'clock and the characteristic crown protector.
ESA 536.121 movement identical to that fitted to the Heuer Monnin 844 Quartz.
Very rare model on the second-hand market, moreover in this state of conservation and with its papers and its original bracelet.
From 1988 to 2003, Yema switched to Japanese time and entered a more uncertain cycle with several successive takeovers. More precisely, in 1988, Matra resold Yema to the Hattori group (Seiko) which created the Compagnie Générale Horlogère for the distribution of the Seiko, Pulsar, Lassale, Lorus, Jaz and Yema brands.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WATCH:
- Brand: Yema
- Model: Submarine Export
- Reference: 25.03.76
- Years: Early 90's
- Movement: Quartz
- Caliber: Swiss, (ESA) AS 536.121
- Case: Stainless steel
- Case finish: Alternating polished / brushed
- Bezel diameter: 38.5 mm
- Lugs to lugs: 44 mm
- Lug width: 20 mm
- Dial: Matt black
- Logo: Says "modern" (3rd generation, appeared in 1977)
- Indexes: Applied
- Date: Framed and beveled aperture at 3 o'clock
- Crown: Screwed, at 4 o'clock
- Back: Screwed, stainless steel
- Water resistance: 330 feet = 100 m
- The watch is in very good condition / very well preserved for its age (see photos).
- The movement works very well.
- Note two flaws:
- the bezel does not turn, I don't have the history but I have the impression that the glass has been changed to a slightly wider one, and that the bezel has been reassembled in force on it.
- when the crown is used too much (fully), it "jumps". It is enough to stop slightly before so that this is not the case.
- No traces of oxidation.
- The watch is sold on its original metal bracelet, with period box and papers. On the other hand, I think that the box has been replaced / inverted by a female model, because although the watch fits inside, the bracelet, although incomplete, is already a little larger (long) than the support.
- The warranty booklet is stamped on December 17, 1991 (BHV - Paris 04).
- The bracelet is currently set for a 17 cm wrist. Note that there are 3 notches left at the folding clasp (+ 1 cm) as well as an additional link (+ 8 mm). If more is needed, a loop extender/extension will need to be used.
Below I prefer to keep it.
- European Union: 14 € with tracking number but without insurance / 17 € with tracking number and insurance
- Rest of the world: 29 € with tracking number but without insurance / 32 € with tracking number and insurance
Payment by bank transfer.
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