No doubt that vintage watches has grown greatly in popularity, which made large brands start producing vintage inspired new watches in their collection.
The beige colored hands & numerals, the bronze cases & tropical dials are a common theme in those watches, which feeds the passion for Nostalgic unique pieces in a newborn watch.
So lets have a quick look on some of the unique Dive watches that are Vintage Inspired.
Released in Baselworld 2017, This watch brings Rado’s 1962 model back to life with a vintage design beige hands & numerals, the dial color is a beautiful tanned dark brown with a date window at 3’oclock in red. Rotating bezel is ceramic ( Rado is famous with their unique ceramic material watches ) with a neat stainless steel 37.3mm case & brown leather strap.
Named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, This watch retails at 1800 CHF & limited to 1962 pieces. Great Value for an amazing piece!
Released in Baselworld 2018, The Longines Skin Diver is inspired by the brand’s late 1950’s model & first dive watch from Longines, The Longines Nautilus Skin Diver.
The Longines Skin Diver case comes with a 42mm diameter, 2mm bigger than the Original Nautilus watch. The Bezel is unidirectional & its markings match the cool puffy beige colored dial numerals and the hour & minute hands.
The dial appears to be normal black color but its has this aging touch as well.
The watch is a representation of a perfectly aged watch in a new body & movement. This watch retails at 2550 EUR & comes in 3 variations of Rubber, Leather & Stainless steel bracelets.
Diving back to the 60’s, particularly to their 1965 Model. ORIS introduced the vintage inspired Divers Sixty-Five collection with a generous selection of beautiful 43 models.
The collection comes with a wide selection of case sizes ranging from 36mm to 42mm, straps of Leather, Stainless Steel, Rubber and Textile & Dial Colors of Black, Blue, Black & Silver. Vintage inspired curved glass made of sapphire crystal and anti-reflective coating on the inside.
Prices if the ORIS SIXTY-FIVE is between 1800 CHF to 2200 CHF depending on size & bracelet.
Celebrating a special Anniversary, Zodiac re-introduced their iconic dive watch The Super Sea Wolf after 50 years of it’s introduction to the market.
A slightly oval shaped model with a beautiful bulky steel bezel, Chronometer certified & an amazing depth capability of 1000M, Much more than a Diver needs.
The Bezel is unidirectional & needs to be pressed down to be turned to avoid any accidental rotation, which is a great feature in a serious tool watch.
Great color combination in the dial, indexes & the hands of Grey & Orange. This watch comes at a 44MM case, Before you panic! this watch feels perfect on the wrist due to it’s design.
The watch case-back is so cool as it features the Wolf character from the 1968 Advertisement
The Watch is a Limited Edition to 182 pieces & and packaged in a leather roll with a textile strap, “tropic” style rubber strap, an adjustable mesh band and a strap-changing tool.
The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 comes at the price of $1,995.
We simply can’t talk diving watches without mentioning the giant brad SEIKO.
In 2017, Seiko re-introduced their first ever diving watch produced in 1965 ref. 6217 with a modern design.
This re-introduction brought back the amazing vintage spirit of the 60’s with modern design of anti scratch material & a high grade caliber 8L35 movement with a 60 hours power reserve.
The Water resistants has been upgraded to 200m Vs 150m in the original 1965 watch.
The Seiko SLA017 is limited Edition of 2000 pieces & a price of 3,800 EUR.