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1970s Richard Diver

  • Reference/Case : 49333 - 9122

    Year: 1970-1979

    Case: Stainless steel, screwback, incabloc

    Dial: Black tritium hour markers and hands

    Dimensions: 36 mm excluding crown

    Function: Automatic ETA 2783

    Strap: Handmade saddle strap

    Accessories: N/A

  • After many years of manufacture, this was one of the last true Richard watches made.


    Made during the quartz crisis, in the mid to late seventies, this particular example is a very rare Richard diver in superb original condition.


    Very few of these were made and they are particularly sought after by Richard aficionado’s.


    Apart from the amazing dial what makes this watch particularly special is the case.


    Manufactured by ADB, a specialist swiss case maker, the inside of the case back is stamped with a small Fir tree logo with the initials ADB stamped underneath.


    Of particular interest is that ADB made a small number of cases for the Omega Speedmaster in the early to mid 1980’s.


    The case is in original unpolished condition with correct non signed crown and gilt ETA automatic movement.


    The watch has quickset date function, superb original bi-directional bezel and beautiful original tritium dial.


    One of the last true Richard watches made, this is a rare find in fantastic original condition.