1970s Paul Peugeot Diver "Aqua Lung"
As an aesthetic style, the dive watch is as popular as it is ubiquitous – there are probably as many various models of dive watches as there are watch brands today. From Rolex to Bulova, Seiko to Doxa, there are many incredible and iconic dive watches to be had. But not many of them get an Aqua Lung stamp of approval from the U.S. Divers. That’s one thing that sets this stout piece from Paul Peugeot apart from the others.
Paul Peugeot (no relation to the European car brand, by the way) was a boutique watch brand more known for their “fashion” watches. But they had a few tricks up their sleeve as well – this 37mm beast being one of them. The chunky case has been rated to 600 feet, not too shabby for the ‘70s considering many other dive watches couldn’t go that deep. There’s also the Incabloc signature on the dial, indicating the shock-absorbing technology inside. And of course, there’s that super cool Aqua Lung stamp that just makes this watch look like it really means business, whether you’re exploring the deep with it… or just hanging out poolside.
|Dial||Silver "Aqua Lung"|
|Bracelet||2pc Rubber Tropic Strap|
The bulky stainless steel case features thick beveled lugs, showing light signs of use. The case retains its original oversized screw-down crown. The original rotating bezel is in overall excellent condition. The silver case back is clean with no markings. The watch will be supplied on a 2-piece black rubber Tropic strap.
The silver sunburst dial has a remarkable sheen up close and exhibits light aging, the chunky indices at every hour and the rectangular hands complement the design of the case and are in great condition with the tritium lume still intact. For an added element of style the day wheel text is in red, a vintage element we love to see.
None. The watch is running and functioning correctly, previous service history is unknown.