1960s Marc Nicolet Skin Diver 20ATM (Ref. 764)
Nestled in the French / Swiss border along the Jura Mountains, Armand Nicolet began making timepieces under the Nicolet name in 1875. Once a well-known and highly sought-after timepiece manufacturer, the Nicolet brand started life producing finely made pocket watches that were best known for their guilloché style cases. As watchmaking and wristwatches evolved, so did the Nicolet brand, as they went on to introduce some genuinely innovative mid-century designs in the 1900s. Marc Nicolet was a sub-brand of Nicolet that offered more affordably priced - eccentrically designed timepieces.
|Style||Skin Diver 20ATM|
|Bracelet||2pc Tropic Rubber Strap|
The gorgeous and classic skin diver-style case is exceptionally well-preserved, showing no major signs of use or damage. The original bi-directional bezel is in superb original condition, retaining its tritium pearl, its black factory enamel, and its factory finishing. The case features its original crown. The case back shows expected signs of use with all of the factory markings remaining crisp. The watch comes sup[plied on a 2pc tropic rubber strap.
The glossy black dial is in stunning original condition, retaining its mirror-linke finish and showing gentle age with no notable damage. The tritium lume plots and Arabic numerals feature a charming golden coloration with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium "broad arrow" hands match the watches overall aesthetic but have aged to a green patina which is correct and original for this watch, under U.V. light inspection the hands display no degradation.
None. The watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.