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  GENEVE
FAVRE LEUBA
DIVE CAPABLE
1963
SEA CHIEF

TWIN POWER
[DUAL MAIN]
SUPER THIN
CALIBER 253

 

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34 x 41 mm
W/O CROWN


WITH

CUSTOM 1.5 INCH WIDE
LEATHER STRAP

[NOTE IT IS SIMPLE TO REMOVE AND PLACE
ON A DIFFERENT LEATHER STRAP OR NATO STYLE  NYLON]

IF YOU DESIRE A DIFFERENT STRAP BRACELET
OR BAND ASK BEFORE INVESTING GSW CAN
PROVIDE PICS OF THOSE WE FEEL
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RECEIVE THIS WONDER WITH WITH CUFF AND NYLON STRAP
DESIRE A LEATHER OR NATO ASK THE ROCK  IT IS FREE IF IN STOCK !

WOW HOW DID THIS GET LOST??? I JUST REALIZED I HAD 4 OFFERS STUCK IN LIMBO!!. THIS IS ANOTHER ROCK CUFF CONVERSION SPECIAL. JUST GOOGLE "GOLDSMITHWORKS CONVERSION CUFF TRENCH" OR GET THE FREE PDF'S: CONVERSIONS CUFFS AND TRENCH WATCHES. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED SINCE 1989, AND BEING ONLINE SINCE 1992, AND ONLINE IN THE PRESENT DAY FORMAT SINCE 2005, IS BEWARE OF THE FORUM TROLLS:

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THE HISTORIES OF THE SEA CHIEF
NOTE THE DIFFERENCES
DIALS HANDS MOVEMENTS

FORUM TROLLS BELONG TO THOSE WHOM HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS......PUN INTENDED

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NOTE THE:
FAVRE LEUBA LOGO ON CROWN THIS PIC IS BEFORE ROCK OVER HAULED THE FAVRE LEUBA IT'S ON A VIETNAM ERA CUFF TOO WORN TO SAVE. SO HE MADE UP ANOTHER TO MIMIC THIS ONE.  YOU CAN SIMILAR ONLINE

FOR MY EXPERIENCE AT VINTAGE RESTORATION OF DIVE TIME OFFERED ON EBAY OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS
JUST CLICK HERE AND THEN CLICK AN IMAGE FOR MY WORK  EXPERIENCE AND HISTORY!!

THERE ARE MANY GREAT PERSONAS IN EVERY FIELD AND INDUSTRY THAT I RESPECT, YET THE VINTAGE WATCH INDUSTRY IS BESET WITH WANNABES AND ALMOST-BEES WHOM DESIRE ATTENTION LIKE 2 YEAR OLDS.  ON THIS POST IT WAS: ARE THE HANDS CORRECT FOR "A SEA CHIEF"? -  IS "THE DIAL REFINISHED"? -  IS THE "CROWN ORIGINAL"?  "FAVRE LEUBA DID NOT BUILD A SEA CHIEF DIVE WATCH DID THEY"?

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"THE 1963 FAVRE LEUBA SEA CHIEF WATER PROOF IS AN UNDER WATER DIVE CAPABLE SWISS WATCH POWERED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY SUPER THIN TWIN POWER FAVRE LEUBA CALIBRE 253.  SINCE 1956 THE SEA CHIEF HAS LIVED UP TO THE FAVRE LEUBA REPUTATION OF EXCELLENCE AND DEPENDABILITY. FOR DECADES THE FAVRE LEUBA BRAND HAS BEEN WORN WITH CONFIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, FROM THE JUNGLES OF INDOCHINA TO THE DESERTS OF ASIA. FAVRE LEUBA CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AND DELIVER PREMIUM PRODUCT AT AFFORDABLE COST. " [95.00]

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I CHOSE THE USA STARS AS A COMPLEMENT TO THE CUFF STYLE OF THE STRAP...

  I CANNOT HELP BUT NOTE THAT 1963 WAS THE TIME THAT THE US OF A WAS ALREADY CONTRACTING FOR VIETNAM WATCHES WITH BENRUS. THAT WE HAD OVER 16000 ADVISORS IN THE NAM WITH A FORECAST OF 10,000 REGULARS IN THE LOOP.

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WHILE THE SEA CHIEF AND SEA KING ARE NOT RARE, HAVING BEEN OFFERED AS EARLY AS 1956 AND AS LATE AS THE 1970'S, THERE ARE ALWAYS REASONS AND CAUSES THAT MAKE A PARTICULAR MODEL RARE OR HIGHER VALUE. LET US SAY IF IT WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT WAS OFFERED WITH REVOLUTIONARY FEATURES SUCH AS TWO MAIN SPRINGS SO IT ALLOWED FOR A THINNER MOVEMENT WHICH MEANT A THINNER WATCH AND A LONGER LASTING POWER  SOURCE. SMOOTHER OPERATION, CLEANER RUNNING WITH LESS STRESS. ADDITIONALLY IT WAS ALL STEEL WITH A SOLID WATER "PROOFING"THAT ENABLED ADVERTISING AS DIVE CAPABLE. IT WAS OFFERED AS A TIME PIECE THAT WOULD HOLD UP IN THE JUNGLES OF INDOCHINA AS WELL AS IN THE DESSERTS OF ASIA. AT THE VERY TIME THAT THE US OF A HAS 16000 ADVISORS IN VIETNAM AND WAS ALREADY UNDER CONTRACT TO BUILD 10,000 WATCHES FOR THE MARINES, AND HAD WORK SPECS OUT WORLD WIDE ON SEVERAL OTHER MILITARY WATCHES. SO, LET US SAY THAT THIS SEA CHIEF OFFERED HEREIN IS IN FACT A RARE MODEL BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE FIRST EVER OFFERED AS A DIVE VERSION IN 1963. AND, IN FACT,WAS REFERRED TO AS HAVING BEEN BRED UPON A HISTORY IN ASIA. AS IN INDOCHINA AND THE DESERTS OF ASIA.

THANK YOU SIRS MADAMS....

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THE CASE IS WONDERFUL


NO I DID NOT RESTORE THE DIAL IT IS ORIGINAL
HAS THE TRITIUM "T" NEXT TO THE "SWISS MADE"
THE TRITIUM WAS BURNT OUT LONG AGO
SO I LIGHTLY APPLIED AF LUMINOVA
A HI PIGMENT PHOSPHORUS COMPOUND
THAT IS SAFE   

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EXCUSE THE BROWN LEATHER POLISH ON THE STAINLESS BEZEL

NOTE THE TRITIUM MARKINGS >>>>>  [T] SWISS [T]

FAVRE LEUBA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO DROP RADIUM

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FAVRE LEUBA
GENEVE
SEA CHIEF

NOTE THE LIGHT COATING IS
STILL RATHER DEEP ENOUGH TO LAST
UP TO 7 YEARS
AND CAN BE RE-APPLIED
IN UNDER 15 MINUTES AGAIN

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[before restoration]

THIS OFFER IS FOR
ANOTHER
ONE-OF-A-KIND
IT'S THE KIND I LOVE TO FIND

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I SPEND MORE CASH FINDING & INVESTING
IN UNIQUE AWESOME FINDS THAN IN ANY OTHER  STANDARD RUN OF THE MILL

TIME PIECES

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GOOGLE
"GOLDSMITHWORKS" "ANY BRAND" "TYPE" "OR ANYTHING "

THEN CLICK "IMAGES"

IF YOU THEN CLICK AN IMAGE YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO A PAGE
WITH INFO ON THE ITEM WITH HISTORY FACTS AND ADDITIONAL IMAGES

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
SERVICED
1963

 
FAVRE LEUBA
GENEVE
SEA CHIEF

DIVER

WITH

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LEGENDARY
1963/65 250 SERIES
[THIS IS THE 1963 253 MODEL]
GILDED

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17 JEWEL
DUAL MAIN SPRING

HIDDEN WINDING WHEEL
DOUBLE BRIDGED BALANCE
SIGNED

FAVRE LEUBA

WITH
RUGGED MILITARY MOVEMENT


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1 FEMALE- TWO MALE
ALLOWS ADJUSTMENT 7 T0 8.5 INCH




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FAVRE LEUBA

Favre is the third oldest Swiss brand, after Gallet and Blancpain, which dates back to 1644 and 1735 respectively.

From the very start with Abraham Favre in 1737, through eight generations of the Favre family, Favre Leuba built a watch history that touched the world in the Middle East, India and Asia, North/South America, Russia and other European countries. Up until 1969, when the quartz revolution changed for the industry, Favre-Leuba was one of the one of the largest companies of its time

Begun by Abraham Favre in 1737, Fritz Favre-Leuba would take Abraham's works to a new level in Le Locle Switzerland in 1815:

A small finely engineered company, Favre-Leuba watches are desirable collectibles. However, they are not widely known in the US or EUROPE in general because Favre-Leuba mainly marketed to the Far East.

:Period Highlights:

The 1961  calibre 1149 (and successors), a precision automatic
mechanism in a joint development of AS, Doxa, Eberhard,
Favre-Leuba, Girard-Perregaux, and Zodiac.


1963: The legendary calibre 250/251/259/269, A Complete New
Genuine hd Design By Favre-Leuba. With Two Barrels & Main
Springs, Enabling Thinner Rugged Watches with Smooth Action,
A Great Military / Divers Movement.

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MILITARY DIVE STYLE FACTORY ORIGINAL DIAL

STEEL CASE + CASE BACK

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THE HOLD DOWN IS BUCKLED ON THE REVERSE
UNBUCKLE PULL THROUGH
AND PLACE ON STANDARD OR NATO STRAP

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I RECOMMEND THIS STRAP IT FEEL AND
LOOKS AWESOME AND GREAT FOR WEEK
ENDS IN JEANS OR
AT THE NIGHT SPOT WHEN DRESSED UP

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NOTE MILITARY STYLE HD CROWN
ALSO NOTE INDENTS FOR CASE BACK REMOVAL
ARE PERFECT INCLUDING THE ADDED
US MILITARY CASE BACK


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ANOTHER ONE-OF-A-KIND
LIKE I LOVE TO FIND

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I SPEND MORE CASH
FINDING AND INVESTING
IN UNIQUE AWESOME FINDS
LIKE THIS ONE
THAN IN ANY OTHER TYPE

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SIGNED
17 JEWEL
SHOCK PROTECTED
GILDED FAVRE LEUBA
MOVEMEN
T

ca. 1965: Favre-Leuba, Swiss Made; Kif-Satellor
Example, year: signature; shock device
ca. 1963: Favre-Leuba, Swiss Made; Kif-Satellor


Remarks

Balance Bridge
Two Barrels Coupled In Parallel

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Data
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 48h


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Favre-Leuba 253

Features
manual wind
sweep second

dual [top/bottom] balance shock
hidden winding gears
dual barrel/mainsprings

family/generations:
sweep second:
250: 10.5'''
251: 11.5'''
252: 10.5''', hidden winding gear
253: 11.5''', hidden winding gear
255: 11.5''', date
257: 11.5''', hidden winding gear, date
259: 11.5''', hidden winding gear, enhanced date
no second:
270: 10.5'''
271: 11.5'''
272: 10.5''', hidden winding gear
273: 11.5''', hidden winding gear
275: 11.5''', date
277: 11.5''', hidden winding gear, date
279: 11.5''', hidden winding gear, enhanced date

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