This uber rare vintage late 1960's Pierce diver has a silvery gray satin "T SWISS MADE T" signed dial that is in stunning condition. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which remains fully intact and no longer glows after being exposed to bright light, matches perfectly and has aged to a golden buttermilk hue. In my humble opinion the dial and patina could not be more pleasing. The silver bezel, which rotates bidirectionally, looks great and complements the dial beautifully. The heavy duty all stainless steel case is in wonderful condition, showing light wear and free of any visibly significant dents or dings.
The outer edge of the case back is engraved "SUPER WATERPROOF STAINLESS STEEL ANTIMAGNETIC SWISS SHOCKPROTECTED" with the Pierce insignia along with "PIERCE, ""200 METER TESTED, ""2178 / 7" and "5635" stamped in the center. Please note that parts of the words "WATERPROOF" and "STAINLESS" have been rubbed out, presumably from being worn on a NATO strap for years. The inside of the case back is stamped "GR" followed by 132 / 69. The superdome crystal shows light scratching. The quickset date function works flawlessly by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 20.5 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached.After winding the sharply threaded, non-screwdown original Pierce insignia crown 39 full revolutions the movement had a solid power reserve of approximately 41 hours. Although the movement runs strong and keeps near perfect time, given its vintage nature and that it appears to have never been serviced (there are no visible watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back or the movement and the case back gasket is deteriorated), a complete overhaul is recommended to keep it running strong. This watch measures approximately 37 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40 mm including the crown and approximately 19 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 9.5 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 11.5 mm. The period correct genuine and original black 19 mm genuine three keeper Tropic band with signature flared "ACIER" stamped buckle is in near mint condition and still has the new rubber smell. Although the movement is currently running strong and keeps near perfect time, given that this watch is approximately 45 years old and considering that it likely has never been serviced, a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item "Vintage Pierce Diver withWarm Patina, Signed Crown, All SS Case, Tropic Band, ETA 2472" is in sale since Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "savethetreestoday" and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.