Saturday, 6 February 2021

Updated Diver Data Sheet

 A watch in pleasingly 'used' condition:


The vendors, Arthur Johnson & Sons, also provide an image of the movement:



Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Data Sheet for the Antarctic

Just noticed that I've neglected to establish, let alone update, a data sheet for the Antarctic model.

So here is a first version, including five examples where I have previously found an image but do not have to hand links to references which would provide text details of their specification/characteristics.  If anyone seeing this has any information - or knowledge of relevant sources - on any of these watches, I'd be very grateful to hear from them.





Sunday, 3 March 2019

Unusual Green Leonardo

As I continue to seek a third blue dial Leonardo - please offer if you have one you'd like to sell - I 've just seen this:



Unusual, in that I've not before seen one in green, and the automatic version is by far the most usually encountered.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Recent Additions

Some recent additions to the data sheets:


Number
Variant
Date
Features
Acquired
Notes


DBA001

Nivada Visualmatic

60s (?)
21 Jewels, Waterproof, Power Reserve indicator

N
Lot 964 in Arthur Johnson, Nottingham, Antique & Later Collectables sale 8 Dec 2018. Sold for £40.



Number
Variant
Date
Features
Acquired
Notes
1386276


DBDD001
Nivada Atomik
40s/
50s
Day-Date. 17 Jewels. Seconds sweep hand.  Date number hand. AS1290 manual wind movement. 17 jewels.

N
On eBay December 2018



Number
Variant
Date
Features
Acquired
Notes
67055


DBDA004

Nivada Antares
Automatic
70s
Auto/Date. 17 Jewels. Case 40mm x 40mm
N
On eBay, December 2018,


Number
Variant
Date
Features
Acquired
Notes
85005

3385


DBNC0039
Chrono-master Aviator Sea Diver
Valjoux 23
70s

Two register, 17J, manual wind.





N
On Facebook, November 2018