..Got finaly a Skindiver back in the collection
The watch must have been boxed for over a decade as the rubber seal had turned flued
and the rubber band was hard as wood and would break if I would use it. Cleaned it up
and gave it a a new rubber seal, crystal/case poslish and placed a matching movement cover.
Watch is very accuratly running..amazing..I dont mind at all thats its missing lumen..age of time..
Favorite 19mm Champion band on it..et voila..
And a small line up on the differences between 600 Feet and 180 Metres version:
The Manual Skindiver 180M/600F measures: 37x45mm without crown (metal bezel)
The The Manual Skindiver 60M/200F measures (seen in Black Blue and green): 35x43mm without crown (plastic bezel)
The Electric measured 35x43mm without crown. (plastic bezel)
The Bezels are not exchangable between these versions. The Electric can fit plastic bezels from
other Timex watches but wont turn if connected. The 200 Feet and 600 Feet have their own size.
- 600 Feet is the US version and the 180 Metres is the European version.
- Bezel is different on print and outher ribs but both metal.
- Hour hand is different. US version is longer and has a shorted arrowhead and is identical to the #9477 electric version while the Europe version has a short but bigger arrow.
- Ofcourse the print 600 Feet and 180 Metres
- The 200 Feet does not always have its depth on the dial.
- The electric is not a real skindiver but it was the first dive watch electric from Timex.
- Skindiver European versions I have seen sofar: 21 Jewels 180 Metres and the Kelton 180 Metres.
(Hope i did not made any mistakes above