Candino Blue Sea Superautomatic Diver ref. 10232 (Exotic Dial)

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Brand: Candino

Model: Blue Sea Diver Superautomatic "Dato" ref. 10232 (RARE); Swiss Made circa 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 35mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown

Bracelet/Strap: Rare original 18mm solid stainless steel linked bracelet with signed Candino fold-over clasp (will fit approximately a 6.75" to 7.5" wrist via the clasp adjustment without removing any folding links); also includes 18mm Maratac green nylon NATO strap with stainless steel hardware

Movement: ETA cal. 2472 self-winding automatic movement (25 jewels) with date display at 6 o'clock; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original exotic dial with red outer track and raised hour blocks; unique date window placement at 6 o'clock; matching original handset; 35mm stainless steel case with domed acrylic crystal and cool diver logo on the caseback; rare original 18mm stainless steel bracelet; Swiss ETA 25-jewel automatic movement

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; razor-sharp stainless steel case appears to be completely unpolished with defined bevels on each of the lugs; crisp screw-down caseback remains clearly legible with a few toolmarks; gorgeous original exotic dial with vibrant colors throughout; all Tritium lume plots are present on the dial and have aged to an attractive yellow hue; original Tritium hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; domed acrylic crystal appears to be original to the watch; nice original stainless steel bracelet exhibits some scratches on the clasp

Other: This rare 1960s Candino Blue Sea Automatic isn't your typical vintage diver watch - For starters, check out the crazy exotic dial with unique raised hour blocks and red outer track. The brushed metallic finish shimmers out in the sun where it belongs. We love the matching hands and symmetrical date window placement at 6 o'clock. The sturdy 35mm stainless steel case wears incredibly well on the wrist with its original signed bracelet. It's hard to imagine a more interesting vintage stainless steel sport watch in this type of original condition for well under a grand.

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