A French Skin Diver

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A French Skin Diver

Post by smellody » August 17th 2022, 10:58am

Wolbrook- a French skin diver.

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Wolbrook and Douglas were the same watch. Apparently Neil Armstrong had the Armstrong version as a personal watch.

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As a gimmick, the Wolbrook were delivered in water as to promote their water resistance.

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I picked the watch up for near nothing. It is mechanical and keeps perfect time.

The 18mm NOS tropic strap I ordered for it arrived yesterday.

Look at the cool dial with gloss turning to matte.

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Re: A French Skin Diver

Post by DoctorIvey » August 17th 2022, 5:20pm

conjurer wrote:
August 17th 2022, 12:06pm
That's a fine watch. I remember some other brand also used the gag of coming packed in water.
Timex, right? I remember seeing that as a kid.
I like this one. Will servicing it enable you to get it wet (shower, pool) or is that not a good idea? It seems like that’s a divisive topic.
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Re: A French Skin Diver

Post by smellody » August 17th 2022, 6:04pm

DoctorIvey wrote:
August 17th 2022, 5:20pm
conjurer wrote:
August 17th 2022, 12:06pm
That's a fine watch. I remember some other brand also used the gag of coming packed in water.
Timex, right? I remember seeing that as a kid.
I like this one. Will servicing it enable you to get it wet (shower, pool) or is that not a good idea? It seems like that’s a divisive topic.
I have plenty of modern dive watches so probably not going to do it. Even a $75 watch.
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Re: A French Skin Diver

Post by ocean » August 20th 2022, 12:18pm

Something that is better than a Rolex because you’re not going to see one running around in the wild every day!!


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Re: A French Skin Diver

Post by Nuvolari » August 20th 2022, 8:55pm

Is that a flame fusion crystal, because I hear they are worth more with a flame fusion crystal or watch glass that is otherwise made from flame and fusion and crystal.

That is a very cool bit of rare kit! Niiiiiice…
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