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Sicura 400 Submarine - Skin Diver - Super Waterproof - Vacuum Tested - Tritium Dial

£425.00GBP
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 c.1960s - An Affordable and Collectible Sicura 400 Submarine - 23 Jewels - Super Waterproof - Vacuum Tested - Tritium Dialed Watch 

Sicura was one of the more important brands in the world, of large, vintage, and affordable watches. Sicura originated from a company called "Joh. Gobber, Horlogerie" established in 1939. And then supposedly in 1951, the company was listed as "Sicura, Joh. Gobber" and finally on 2 May 1955 the company can be found in the Swiss Handelsregister as "Montres Sicura SA".

The company was owned by a Théodore Sfaellos and when he died at the beginning of the 1960s Sicura was taken over by his son-in-law Ernest Frédéric Schneider who became the driving force behind Sicura's growth and a maker of affordable watches that followed the latest trends. Sicura is the brand credited with reviving Breitling after they failed during the quartz revolution of the 1970s.

What’s On Offer 

These Sicura Submarine 400's are becoming a very collectible entry-level dive watch for collectors. They have a classic design with the trademark black dial and minute-graded bezel. The chunky lumed pencil hands are in superb condition as are the lumed hour markers and Arabic numerals. The Sicura signature and accompanying assets all remain crisp and complement the graphic cross-hatching on the dial. The outer bezel retains its rich black colour with only minor signs of previous wear. This watch would hold its own against its modern-day counterparts and at a realistic price point, the design is timeless and the proportions are substantial making it a stylish, robust, and comfortable everyday watch. The watch runs well and is keeping good time. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Chrome Top

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexi

Bracelet: Black leather on pin buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement type: Mechanical

Caliber: EB 8021N

Jewels: 23j

Waterproof: When new 

Power reserve: 37hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent - 8.5/10

Model Reference: Submarine 400

Date of issue: c.1968

Guarantee: 6 months by VWS 

Dimensions

Width: 38.5mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 46mm

Wrist size:  Adjustable