The original lume on the dial and hands, which emits a quick burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully to a toasted buttermilk hue. The fat font black bezel, which shows wear and rotates bidirectionally with the appropriate amount of tension, presents nicely. The heavy duty all stainless steel case shows honest wear with visibly insignificant signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped "SHOCKRESISTANT INCABLOC ALL STAINLESS STEEL 713011 SUBMARINE CASE 5 ATMOS" with "BUTEX" followed by "SWISS, ""13194" and "118" stamped in the center.
The quickset date function works flawlessly by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 20.5 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After recently winding the crown 39 full revolutions the movement had a solid power reserve of approximately 38 hours. While the screwdown crown winds smoothly it does not screw down as it should.
Given that the screwdown crown does not screw down and considering the movement's unknown service history (there are several watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back) a complete overhaul is required. This watch measures approximately 37 mm excluding the crown, approximately 42 mm including the crown and approximately 19.5 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 8 mm.
Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 10 mm. Given that the screwdown crown does not screw down 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 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.
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