Majestic Rare Vintage Ardath Reefguard Denis Diver Automatic Wristwatch
Chances are that you've never seen one of these insanely cool Skin Divers by obscure brand Ardath.
One of the most sought after and hottest Vintage Skin Divers out there, thanks in no small part to that Iconic Rare Big Scuba Dude that instantly transports you to the depths of the Sea.
Don't get me wrong, the Ardath Reefguard Diver is a commonly seen Watch but the earliest examples with the Big Scuba Dude at the bottom are the Rarest Variant. Another point to make, most of these Divers have been worn within an inch of their life and to find one in this beautiful Vintage condition is a real Rare Bird.
You can view this Watch in a short video: here
Dating this Watch
c. early 1960s
Quality Swiss made Felsa 4004 Automatic movement with date.
The Movement is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping excellent time for such a Vintage.
Serviced: January 2022
Sublime Vintage All Original Divers Dial.
The Dial is in fantastic condition with no real marks at all.
Definitely the best example I have seen out there.
The Scuba Dude!
An absolute winner!!
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL !!!!
Case & Bezel
Top Quality all Stainless Steel Case.
The Case is in fantastic condition for its age with no real marks to write home about at all. Few tiny age related marks but commensurate.
Most importantly, the case has never been polished, the case edges are still sharp.
Markings to the case back still nice and legible.
Bi-Directional Bezel moves nicely in both directions, in good vintage order. The Bezel plots have been professionally refilled.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 39.5mm
End of lug to lug: 45.5mm
Lug Spacing: 19mm
This Case was rated Waterproof back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it has NOT been tested for Water Resistance and if you wish to Submerge this Watch, you will need to have the Watch Professionally Resealed before doing so !!
Hands, Crystal and Crown
Original Lollipop Hands are in good order, they have the original Lume which has discoloured beautifully. The Hands have some age related discolouration but its such a early Handset and it's wonderful to still have them present.
Crystal has been replaced as part of the Service, I do have the Original Crystal which is badly crazed, please let me know if you want it included.
Rare Original Signed Ardath Crown.
On a new 20mm (which sits nicely) Fuermon Rubber Divers Strap, with Steel buckle that compliments the Watch very well indeed.
Comes with a free GungaDin Watch Box as standard.