Vintage Aquastar 63 Diver Reference 1903 c.1960s.

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The Watch
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The Aquastar 63 is a legend, it’s one of the earliest dive watches to be rated past 200 meters and to feature an internal bezel. Founded in Geneva in 1962 as a sub brand of Jean-Richard, the Aquastar name came with a self explanatory use: watches to be used in and around water.
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The 63 was released in the mid-1960s and was marketed towards serious divers with its 200 meter/600 feet depth rating. This model was seen as one of the best divers you could find in the 1960s, thanks to its impressive water resistance and inner rotating bezel activated directly by the crown. The crown was also used to wind the watch, so if you wanted to both wind the watch and set the bezel, you would need to wind it first and then set.
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Because of the desirability, these models were sold in specialized dive shops. Priced lower than Rolex and Tudor, the 63 became a bestseller and was known for its practicality. Due to this popularity and being budget friendly, it has become hard to find a 63 that has not been worn to death, so when good honest examples like this crop up we always recommend snapping it up!

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View this Divers Favourite in a Video: here
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The Specs
Age:  c.1965-69.
Movement: Automatic
Calibre: A.Schild 1713. Semi-Quickset date.
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Fully Serviced June 2023.
Dial: Original Aquastar Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel.
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 37.5mm/40.5mm End of Lug to Lug: 47.5mm  
Bezel: Bi-Directional Inner Bezel.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original.
Crowns: Original Aquastar Signed Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new Stainless Steel Fix-O-Flex Stretch Bracelet. Currently Full Size approx.8in fit unstretched.
Lug Width: 19mm.
Getting Acquainted
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Bits that stand out:
- Hard to find in good nick.
- Dial is in Superb Order.
- Inner Rotating Bezel.
- Iconic Model.
-Very possibly all Original (bar strap).
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Nitty Gritty:
-Handful of dings around the case, nothing to worry about, nature of the beast!
- There is some clouding under the Original Crystal by the 50 mark of the inner Bezel, we left it as is, as it's not major and not worth the risk of cracking the original Crystal.
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Overall the 63 is in nice honest used condition.
The Handset is Original.
The Dial is in lovely condition.
Dial lume is original Tritium and has darkened over the years. Hand lume lovely.
Crystal is very possibly original.
Original Signed Aquastar Crown.
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Photographed on a 7in Wrist.