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Waltham/Blancpain Diver’s Watch

1955

After a company restructure following its bankruptcy in 1949, Waltham started a Swiss subsidiary teaming with Blancpain to manufacture watches.

Sharing signature characteristics with Blancpain’s famed Fifty Fathoms, this antimagnetic, waterproof and shock-resistant wristwatch exhibits a luminous 3-6-9-12 dial style as well as a luminous bakelite diver’s bezel.

Manufacture

Waltham/Blancpain

Year

1955

Reference

Model

Diver’s watch

Case Material

Stainless steel

Case Dimensions

Ø 41 mm

Lug Width

20mm

Crystal

Dial

Black with luminous Arabic and baton numerals

Complications

Antimagnetic with diving bezel

Movement

Cal. AS1361 automatic

Production Quantity

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  1. Am I really seeing air exposed radium-painted lunette? Surely it’s not tritium, because marks are sandy and plastic, just as on the dial… and there is no T on the dial and moreover, the watch probably is not from post 1979… well hell of a pretty and of a radioactive peace…

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