There are 3 kinds of bezels for the Triton Spirotechnique watch. As these were small micro brands, there were also some variations in the dial as follows:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Originally, a Malaysian collector was supposed to send me two vintage dive watches for purchase but he went MIA. This is his second time as previously he has also agreed to sell me his Angelus LE but he changed his mind. I was rather dissapointed as i stood up for him when many fellow watch collectors were criticizing him for his issues concerning trading of watches.
Anyway, I have started to look for one last watch before the end of 2017. Originally, I was looking at Rolex 1601 Bamboo, or the Lemania nuclear watch. I couldn't find any Lemania nuclear sub watch and suddenly, a vintage Triton Spirotechnique appeared! This is one of my grail dive watch as thr quantities made are few and rare. Life is good!
An early competitor for the recreational dive watch market, the French firm La Spirotechnique, with its long and distinguished history in underwater technology, introduced the Triton dive watch in 1963 and remained in production through the mid-1970’s.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
This is a simple diver watch with a brown tropical dial. Given it's 37mm size and the tropical brown dial, the watch will have the potential to gain popularity among the collectors. If this is a Rolex, the prices will be sky high. The escalating high prices of vintage Rolex sports has raised the barrier of entry for new collectors into vintage watch collecting and making it difficult for young collectors trying to come into the hobby.