Helbros cal. 1461 Self-Winding Automatic Skin Diver


Brand: Helbros

Model: 1461 Self-Winding Automatic Skin Diver; Made in Germany circa late 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with compressor snap-back is approximately 36mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown

Strap: Vintage period-correct 18mm black Tropic-style diver strap with curved ends and stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: PUW cal. 1461 self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with date display at 3 o'clock; 18,000 BPH; Made in Germany

Features: Stunning original glossy black dial with fantastic yellow patina to the luminous elements; original handset with desirable "fat-arrow" hour hand and matching yellow patina to the luminous elements; original rotating acrylic bezel displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); date display at 3 o'clock; solid stainless steel case

Condition: Very nice original condition overall with light signs of wear consistent with age and use; sharp stainless steel case appears to be completely unpolished with all of the original finishes in tact and some toolmarks on the caseback; gorgeous original gloss black dial with attractive yellow patina and a few minor marks near the center post (not very noticeable); original luminous hands have aged to a superb matching yellow hue; original rotating acrylic dive bezel exhibits minor wear

Other: There is a lot to love about this rare Helbros Skin Diver. Let's start with the amazing black gloss dial - Check out the unique luminous triangles with inset numbers at 6, 9, and 12 o'clock! The rotating black acrylic dive bezel still has its luminous dot in tact. And how about the unique handset and matching yellow patina all around? This one also wears well on the wrist and looks great with just about everything.

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