This uber rare vintage 1970's Regina super automatic day-date depth gauge diver has a "SWISS MADE" signed exotic dial that is in near pristine condition and presents beautifully. In my humble opinion this truly special watch looks markedly better in person than seen in the pictures.
The black bezel with orange numbers, which rotates smoothly bidirectionally, looks great and complements the black and orange non-movable inner bezel perfectly. The massive all stainless steel case, which appears to have retained its original brushed satin finish, is in wonderful condition showing minor wear and no signs of oxidation. The outside of the case back is stamped SWISS SUPER-WATERPROOF AUTOMATIC INCABLOC STAINLESS STEEL. The crystal should be replaced as it is cracked. The quickset day and date functions work flawlessly by pulling out the non-screwdown crown to the first position and then turning it clockwise to advance the date and counterclockwise to advance the day.
After recently winding the sharply threaded crown 39 full revolutions the movement had an impressive power reserve of approximately 45 hours. The crown winds buttery smooth. Given the cracked crystal and considering that the movement shows no signs of ever having been serviced (there are no visible watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back) a complete overhaul is recommended. This watch measures approximately 41 mm excluding the crown, approximately 43 mm including the crown and approximately 21 mm between the lugs.Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10.5 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 12.5 mm. Although the movement currently runs strong and keeps accurate time given the cracked crystal and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time.
Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item "Vintage Regina Super-Waterproof Day-Date Depth Gauge Diver withAll SS Case, AS 2066" is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 2020.
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