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SKU: vws3057

Baylor Automatic Diver 'Captain Cook' - Stadium Bezel - c.1969

A Superb Baylor Automatic Diver 'Captain Cook' with a Stadium Bezel, Grey Metallic Dial and Beautiful Pumpkin Lume, c.1969

Stainless Steel
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“Baylor” was a house brand for Zale's, a large chain of jewellery stores headquartered in Texas. The company was founded in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1924 and its headquarters moved to Dallas, Texas in 1946. 

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Rado introduced the Captain Cook watch in 1962, an attempt at serving the diving craze trend that had hit the 1960s and was named after British navigator and explorer James Cook, famed for sailing and mapping much of the South Pacific.

This Baylor (by Rado) dive watch is almost identical to the Rado Captain Cook, featuring the same case, dial design and stadium bezel and is as collectable as the Rado version for sure. The watch is in fantastic pre-owned condition and features a metallic grey dial with chunky hour indexes that have maintained their original lume and which have aged to a beautiful pumpkin colour as has the lume on the hands - we love us some pumpkin lume!  The caseback reveals that the watch is tested to 600ft, however, we wouldn't guarantee the water resistance due to the vintage. These watches are few and far between and have become rather desirable among collectors, especially in such immaculate condition - you would be hard-pushed to find a better example on the market today. 

Stainless Steel
 Leather Pin Buckle Strap
Movement Type
1903 A.S. (A.Schild)
Power reserve
Date of issue
 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
Lug width
Lug height
(lug to lug) 44mm
Wrist size

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