1970's Clebar Dive Watch
A manual wind stainless steel and chrome plated Clebar dive watch. This very cool dive watch was made during the 1970's as the demand for reasonably priced dive watches increased in the United States. Clebar is one of those Swiss brands that is no longer with us due to the great purge of the quartz revolution. Probably best known among collectors today for their “Poor Man’s Heuers”, the chronographs that closely resemble early Heuer Carreras. Those are great watches, but there are many other interesting Clebars out there, like this one. This being a great example. The watch has all the design hallmarks of classic dive watches from the period. Black glossy dial, large legible hour markers at 12, 6, 9 o'clock, with wide, easy to read, hand set, all surrounded by a bi-directional bezel for timing an hour under water. There is a date window at 3 o'clock position, an added complication. The original bold tritium luminous material is present and still very bold, and is in perfect condition. The seventeen jewel manual wind movement is in good working condition. The screw back case has a fun diver and fish design stamped into the back, giving the watch a little more character. The overall condition is essentially perfect with very little signs of wear. Amazing given that the watch is now around 60 years old.