FOR PARTS/REPAIR - I've gotten the movement to run after gently shaking and or spinning the watch face down on a soft, flat surface, observing it keep accurate time from several minutes to several hours. The more it is shaken and or spun the longer it will run. Given that the crown and stem are missing and considering the movement's unknown service history a complete overhaul is required.
This Edox Hydro-Sub has a matte blue "T SWISS MADE T" signed dial that is in lovely but not perfect condition as it shows age-related wear and imperfections. In my humble opinion it looks much better in person and in pictures.
The original tritium on the dial and hands, which no longer emits a glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged to a butterscotch hue. The all stainless steel bezel, which rotates bidirectionally with the appropriate amount of tension, looks great. The all stainless steel case is in decent condition, showing considerable wear.The outer edge of the case back is stamped "STAINLESS STEEL 10 ATMOS SWISS MADE WATERRESISTANT SHOCKRESISTANT AUTOMATIC 21 JEWELS" with "28292-4" stamped in the center. It should be noted that while the case back says the movement is 21 jewels the oscillating weight is stamped 17 JEWELS. The 17 jewels Swiss Edox stamped ETA 2783 automatic movement runs from a few minutes to several hours after the watch has been gently shaken and or spun face down on a soft, flat surface. Sometimes the seconds hand fires up immediately while other times it's a bit stubborn to get going. The crown and stem are missing. Given that this watch is more than 40 years old, that the crown and stem are missing and considering the movement's unknown service history (there are no obviously visible watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back or on the movement), a complete overhaul is required. This watch measures approximately 36 mm excluding 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 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 10 mm. Given the vintage nature of this watch, that the crown and stem are missing and considering the movement's unknown service history, a complete overhaul is required.
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. For this watch that time is now. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility.
And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully, which were taken in natural light and from various angles, as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item "Vintage Edox Hydro-Sub Skin Diver Watch withAll SS Case, ETA 2783 FOR PARTS/REPAIR" is in sale since Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "savethetreestoday" and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, 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.