Aquastar 60 Diver

Aquastar 60 Diver

Among the vast world of vintage timepieces, there is no doubt that vintage dive watches hold a special place in the hearts of many collectors, ourselves included. With their simple and clean designs and their reliable and robust movements, the tool watches of the 1960s and 1970s were built to accompany the adventurer across the globe and to keep time at its great heights as well as its dark depths.

Given the popularity of the style (even to this day), there are hundreds of interesting variants from dozens of companies, all with a story to tell and a unique take on a tried and true theme. Even when relegated to desk duty, there's just something so right about a vintage dive watch on your wrist.

Aquastar is a brand whose name pretty much says it all- founded by experienced SCUBA diver Frédéric Robert in 1962, they were manufacturers of instruments for use in (and on) the water. While they later expanded into regatta timers for yachting, their primary focus was on the development of dive watches and accessories. Aquastar held several patents related to water resistance, including the use of rounded O-rings and a design for an internal diving bezel.

Their flagship product was the Benthos 500 (so named for its then-groundbreaking 500 meters of water resistance), but they had a full line of diving watches in a variety of sizes and designs, including this, the Aquastar 60. Unlike the hulking Benthos 500 or the internal-bezel 63 model, the 60 is a classic vintage diver, with its 36mm steel case, thick domed crystal, bidirectional bezel, and clean black dial.

All in all, this is a superb, rugged tool watch built by an innovative brand during the golden age of dive watches- what's not to like?


Stainless steel case is approximately 36mm in diameter (excluding the crown). AS 1902/03 automatic movement. Circa 1960's.

Overall condition: Case is in excellent condition over all, showing very light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Dial and handset are in great condition, showing a lightly speckled patina and evenly aged luminous plots across both. Bidirectional friction bezel with diving scale, unsigned crown and Aquastar-signed steel screw down case back.  

Includes two 20mm nylon straps by Crown & Buckle.

SKU: TT01045

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