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FS: BWC Super Compressor Diver

BWC Super Compressor Diver

The BWC Super Compressor is one of the multiple variants of a classic design for the diving watches of the late sixties and early seventies.

BWC Super Compressor Diver

Movement:

BWC signed ETA 2452 automatic movement with date indication at 6.
25 jewels, 18000 A/h, 42 hours of power reserve.

Case:

Stainless steel EPSA super compressor case in great condition, with screw-down caseback.
36,5 mm (without crowns) / 42,5 mm (lug-to-lug) / 12,5 mm (thick) / 19 mm (between lugs).
Original cross-hatching steel winding crown and plain steel crown for inner bezel operation.
Acrylic crystal in great condition.
Inner rotating bezel with minute scale turns smoothly.

Strap:

New tropic style black rubber strap with steel buckle.

Dial:

Original and flawless slate grey sunburst dial with and applied markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 and tritium indices.
Original hours, minutes and center seconds hands. Hours and minutes hands with lume inserts.
Sweep seconds hand is original although a very rare version, usually found on the BUTEX branded units.
Beautifully aged homogenous lume on hour markers.

A bit of history about the BWC Super Compressor Diver

BWC stands for Buttes Watch Company, a Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1924 in Buttes, Neuch√Ętel. Up until the seventies, they created a broad range of pocket and wrist watches. During the quartz era, the company was sold several times and today the brand is part of a German company.

This Super Compressor comes in a very popular during the late 60s and early 70s EPSA (E. Piquerez S.A.) waterproof case, with a nice inner bezel that can be operated with the crown at 2.

Asking: 950Euro


Worldwide insured shipping included

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