Although the time can be set and seconds hand will move for varying lengths of time after the watch has been gently spun face down on a flat surface (after recently spinning it nonstop for approximately one minute I observed the movement run and keep time for a little more than 2 hours) the crown/stem does not engage the movement when being wound. Considering the movement's unknown service history a complete overhaul is required.
This seldom seen vintage 1970's Vantage diver has a glossy black dial that shows wear and chipping along the edge from approximately 12:05 to 2:12 o'clock. The lume, which emits a quick burst glow on only the hands after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully. The multi-colored bezel, which does not rotate, presents beautifully (the smudge at the beginning of the red section to the left of the 15 mark was noticed after taking the pictures and wiped off without issue). The all stainless steel case shows honest wear with minor signs of oxidation.
The outer edge of the case back is stamped "SHOCKRESISTANT WATERRESISTANT ALL STAINLESS STEEL" with "TESTED TO A DEPTH OF 600 FEET 100% WATERPROOF AND CONDENSATION PROOF" stamped along the inner edge. The inside of the case back is stamped CONDE CO. " followed by "CASE MADE IN HONG KONG.The crystal shows heavy scratching and. Significant dust/debris on its underbelly. The 17 jewels ST 173 automatic movement is clean but does not run as it should. While the time can be set and the movement will run for varied amounts of time after the watch has been gently spun face down on a flat surface, the crown/stem does not engage the movement when being wound.
Given this and considering the movement's unknown service history (there are no visible watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back or on the movement) a complete overhaul is required. This watch measures approximately 37 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40 mm including the crown and approximately 18 mm between the lugs.Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10.5 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 12.5 mm. Given that the movement does not run as it should and considering its 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 as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Watches for Parts". The seller is "twooldsouls" and is located in this country: US. 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, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-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, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.