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This new piece is based on a skin diving (or shallow-water diving) watch, commonly known as the “Nautilus,” produced by Longines from the late 1950s into the ‘60s (vintage picture above, via Phillips). This vintage model was Longines’ first dive watch, hitting the market at a time when hobby diving was entering the mainstream, along with the equipment required for it, specifically watches. During this era, countless new divers’ watches were launched, most notably the Omega Seamaster, Rolex Submariner, and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms series, though also other watches we’ve covered in “Vintage Eye” like the Zodiac Sea Wolf, DOXA SUB collections, and various Seiko divers, like the recently re-issued contemporary version of the Seiko Ref. 6159-7001.
https://www.watchtime.com/featured/vint ... kin-diver/
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