Vetta Diver

Vetta 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.

In the 1930's Wyler, a Swiss watchmaker known for their patented Incaflex shock-protection mechanism, wanted to enter the Italian market. They did so by partnering with distributor Lucio Binda, leading to a lucrative partnership and some seriously cool watches.

Vetta and the Binda family also had a flair for the dramatic- in fact, they may have invented publicity stunts when they drove around Milan with watches tied to the back of a car, or threw a pair of watches off the Eiffel Tower to prove the robustness of the Incaflex system (in both cases, the watches kept ticking).

This particular piece brings some great touches to the vintage dive watch formula- a beautifully patinated dial with red accents, a brightly colored acrylic bezel, and a decidedly Doxa-esque cushion case in stainless steel.

Marrying Italian design and Swiss engineering, this piece is not only a prime example of Vetta in its heyday, but a proper vintage diver that has stood the test of time.


Stainless steel case is approximately 40mm (excluding the crown). ETA 2472 automatic movement. Circa 1960's.

Overall condition: Case is in excellent shape over all, showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Black dial is in equally excellent condition with even patination as are the baton-style hands. Bidirectional friction bezel, Unsigned crown and steel screw down case back.  

Includes two 18mm nylon straps by Crown & Buckle.

SKU: TT01019

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