Creation Dive Style Watch - Chequered Flag Dial - c.1960s In NEW OLD STOCK CONDITION
A Rather Charming 'Creation' Dive Watch with an Interesting Chequered Flag Dial. Rather Sporty and Superb on the Wrist, c.1960s.
The history of efforts to use watches underwater, and to make watches that are water-resistant, or waterproof and make dive watches, goes back to perhaps the 17th century. In the 19th century, water and dust-resistant watches were usually one-off pieces custom made for a particular customer and described as "Explorer's Watches".
Today dive watches are the most popular type of sports watch, not necessarily because people use them to dive, but because of their style, the promise of durability, and utilitarian value.
What’s On Offer
Honestly, I can't find a thing about the Creation brand, but that takes nothing away from the watch in our opinion! The retro 'chequered flag' chapter ring along with the 'big block' hour plots give this watch real appeal. we love it! The contrast of the pale yellow lume with the rich black gives the dial a really striking aesthetic, framed by a sporting black bezel. This watch is well-sized at 36mm and it has a robust feel about it that makes it appear substantial on the wrist - it's also very comfortable. It looks great with the sand leather strap it is paired with, however, it would also look really rather cool on a coloured rubber strap. An unusual watch, in that we know nothing of its origins, however having inspected it and worn it, it's running well and looks great on and the bonus of a watch of this age when it is found in pretty mint condition! Worth a punt? We think so.
NB - If you can shed any light on the brand, please do get in touch!
Case: Chrome topped
Bracelet: Leather with pin buckle
Movement Type: Mechanical
Calibre: FHF 96
Waterproof: 5ATM (when new)
Power reserve: 48hrs
Condition: Excellent - 9.5/10
Model Reference: Diver
Date of issue: c.1960s
Warranty: 12 Months by VWS
Width (without crown): 36mm
Lug width: 20mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 37mm
Wrist size: Adjustable