Austin Automatic Skin Diver With Unique Countdown Bezel
This is a great looking Austin Automatic Skin Diver that winds, sets, and runs great, and keeps excellent time. The rotating bezel is very unique in that it counts the minutes down rather than up. This is a feature rarely seen on a dive watch. Rather than setting the bezel zero marker to the minute hand before a dive, and counting minutes underwater, the diver would decide how many minutes to dive, and set that bezel number (15 minutes, for example) to match the minute hand, then when the minute hand reached zero on the bezel, it would be time to surface. The automatic feature works well, as does the date feature. It is a nice large size, and has a great vintage look. It would make a great addition to a dive watch collection with this unique feature.
BRAND: Austin Skin Diver
CASE: Stainless Steel
CASE BACK: Screwdown, marked Stainless Steel Case, Base Metal Indicator, Shock Resistant, Antimagnetic, Tested To A Depth Of 600 Feet 100% Waterproof, and Condensation Proof, Swiss Made, TK, and inside marked T.K. Co., Swiss Case
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Silicon Strap with matching silver tone clasp
MOVEMENT: Automatic, marked Austin Watch Co., Swiss, Unadjusted, Seventeen 17 Jewels
SIZE: 39mm without crown, and 48mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Stainless Steel
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
DIAL: Excellent, marked Austin Skin Diver 17 Jewels Automatic with date window at 3 position
HANDS: Excellent, with luminous inserts
BAND: Brand New
Guaranteed to arrive in fine working order, or your money back, or return for a refund for any reason within 7 days if not satisfied. I am an NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.