Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec 1 Radium "Double Swiss" Circa 1963 FULL GLOSS
Blancpain Milspec 1 Fifty Fathoms Circa 1963, one of the first military and recreational diving watches ever made in the late 1950s and an incredibly important piece of diving history, sand-blasted stainless steel case with original bevels still in tact, 3-piece case, automatic AS 1361 caliber, radium dial is in original condition and is extremely glossy for its age, luminous material has patinated to a nice creamy color, moisture indicator at 6 o clock has aged uniformly with the dial, outer minute track, "double Swiss" at 6 o'clock (one only visible when the watch is out of the case), gilt Blancpain Fifty Fathoms signature, Milspec 1 in white, original bakelite bezel is in outstanding original condition, acrylic crystal appears original as it shows signs of crazing, dust cover signed by Blancpain, caseback signed "Blancpain, Milspec, Automatic, Waterproof, Antimagnetic, Shock Protected", size: 41mm, thickness 13.2mm, SN 4704XX, Excellent Original Condition for a rare and early Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec 1 "Double Swiss" reference and an important addition to any vintage watch collection.
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This is a vintage c. 1963 stainless steel Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec 1 3031. The stainless steel case is in excellent original condition with original bevels still intact. It has a military nylon strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, and the original acrylic crystal. It includes a winding crown and a solid screw down case back engraved with "BLANCPAIN – MILSPEC – AUTOMATIC – WATERPROOF – ANTIMAGNETIC - SHOCK PROTECTED – STAINLESS STEEL – SWISS MADE." The original dust cover is engraved with "IN CASE OF OPENING THE WATERTIGHTNESS OF THIS WATCH MUST BE RE-CHECKED BY AN OFFICIAL – BLANCPAIN – FIFTY FATHOMS – DEALER – PATENTS PENDING." The 41mm diameter solid three-body microbiled case, curved lugs, and flat unidirectional bezel, are brushed. The bezel has the original black Bakelite in excellent condition, with the gilt Arabic numeral elapsed dive times and baton minute markers, a knurled edge, and there is a diamond shape at the 60 minute position. The original glossy black dial has radium dot and baton hour indices, with a luminous dive triangle at 12 o'clock. It has the original radium on the hands and dial, and there is a round moisture indicator at 6 o'clock that has aged uniformly with the dial. There are steel luminous pointed baton hands, a luminous center sweep second hand with an arrow-shaped tip, and there is a perimeter white minute/second scale. The 13.2mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed, with a double "Swiss" at 6 o'clock. This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec 1 3031 has a mechanical automatic Blancpain caliber AS 1361 movement that's rhodium plated. It's constructed with 17 jewels, an Incabloc anti-shock device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance, a weighted rotor, and a self-compensating flat balance spring. It has a hacking small seconds device for precision time setting, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec 1 3031 was introduced in 1957, one of the first military and recreational diving watches ever made, and an incredibly important piece of diving history.
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