Payard Diver

Payard Diver

Our love of vintage dive watches really knows no bounds here. While our admiration of the big players in vintage divers - Rolex, Doxa, Omega - runs deep, we have a particular affection for the offbeat and unknown brands that often get overlooked.

The truth is, the 60's and 70's were a golden era for tool watches like this, as recreational diving became not only possible, but popular. It was a time of innovation, exploration, and action, and the timepieces of the era were up to the task, with simple, robust designs and workhorse movements.

We'd love to give you a long spiel about Payard, but in all truthfulness, we don't know much about the brand, which seems to have been lost to the sands of time. What we can tell you is that this is a solidly built Swiss timepiece in honest condition and with a distinctive design. While many divers of the era were housed in sharp, angular cases, this piece has a nicely sized cushion case with an oversized screw down crown. The glossy black dial is easy to read with large hour markers and a bold handset- a testament to its origin as a proper tool watch.

With solid construction, a reliable movement, and a unique look, there's a whole lot to like about this Payard diver.


Stainless steel case is approximately 38.5mm. Self-winding movement. Circa 1960s.

Overall Condition: Stainless steel case is in very good condition with sharp lugs and minimal signs of use and wear. Bi-directional rotating bezel is in very good condition with minimal signs of use and wear and even patina to the luminescent elements. Dial is in very good condition with fine even patina to the luminescent elements and only minimal signs of use and wear. Unsigned crown. Case back bears some light scratches and tool marks but is in otherwise very good condition.

Includes two 18mm straps from Crown & Buckle

SKU: TT01100

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