Waltham Orange Diver c.1970

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Waltham Orange Diver c.1970

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There's some well known vintage orange watches...and this isn't necessarily one of them. But it sure brings the color and the Waltham brand. You won't find many of these in the wild, and we prefer it that way.

This wonderfully styled turn of the decade diver piece is powered by the SGT 140-1A, 17 jewel handwind movement. This caliber is a form of the French FE 140-1A produced by the Societé des Gardetemps SA. The timepiece is a product after the American Waltham company ceased to exist in its traditional form, but Waltham was still putting out some subtle classic pieces just like this one. These don't exist in high quantities, so you're guaranteed to be in limited company when you strap it on your wrist.

Around BOT's neck of the woods, we associate this color with the University of Tennessee and Clemson University -- but you can simply associate this with classic '70s color scheme that many prominent manufacturers promoted during a historical time period that still influences watch models produced to this day.

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  • Movement:                 SGT 140-1A (FE 140-1A) - 17 jewels, 21,600bph
  • Case                           Plated base metal case + stainless steel caseback
  • Powered:                    Mechanical - Handwind
  • Case Width:               37 mm (40mm incl. crown)
  • Case Length:              42.2 mm
  • Lug Width:                 18 mm
  • Thickness:                  12.5mm
  • Crystal:                       New, thick diver acrylic
  • Crown:                       Signed Waltham original, non-screw down
  • Band:                         New, mesh bracelet
  • Boxes:                        None

Function - This watch is wound by hand. It is recommended to wind the crown 10-15 times to typically give a power reserve to last throughout the day. If you do fully wind the watch, stop when you begin to feel tightness in winding pressure.

[All vintage watches are expected to function as described. However, due to age and generally unknown service history (unless otherwise stated), these watches may not keep time as accurately as new or quartz (battery) watches. This is completely normal and does not indicate that there is a major problem. Like your automobile, all mechanical watches will likely need to be serviced at some point in time. Please keep this in mind, as there is no guarantee regarding when these vintage watches may need standard maintenance. Every watch sold by Buying On Time is done so with the expectation that it is not currently in need of service or repair, unless noted. We guarantee that all watches sold are accurately described and in the stated condition when they leave our hands.]