Grail finaly hunted down

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Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:35 pm

Ever since I became interested in watches I have lusted after this one.

A little test can somebody identify it?

I am wondering it has a # on the caseback could it be an issued watch?

Carry on

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Post by Heuerville » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:19 pm

oww.. I'm intrigued :popcorn:
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Post by 2canChew » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:49 pm

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Well done Chew

Watch has a little bit of wabi but is pretty good for a watch from the 70's

I now have 5 AD this size

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by Dedalus » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:36 pm

Awesome, Stu. Didn't take too long to track a nice example down after missing that piece on Ebay.

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:29 pm

Actually there was one I nearly bought on WUS so ended up a famine then a feast

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Post by serdal22 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:50 pm

It looks great Stu. Congrats.

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by jswing » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:22 am

Awesome, congrats! :thumbsup:

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:41 am

Thank you kind sir's

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by Danny_T » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:15 am

That is one kickass watch. What a score.

Def grail worthy piece !

Congrats.

If you ever wanna flip it let me know ;)
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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by AtomicTom » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:16 am

Oh nice Stu ! :o ..You hardly ever see these. Man oh man !!! :clap: As if the awesome
orange wasn't enough. Then you have the most amazing speedometer style dial,
and unique hands. It's really phenomenal ! ..Even the bezel, and how it is sectioned
off is excellent.

Unbelievably nice Stu ! Big congratulations on finding, and adding this to
your collection !

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by Disc Golfer 209 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:16 am

Wow ! What a beauty ! Congratulations !

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by Grahamcombat » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:20 am

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by mellonb1 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:24 am

Nice score there, Stu. Congrats!

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by Pasquale » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:36 pm

Real nice.
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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by AntonioPD » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:02 pm

Very cool ... very orange ... but very cool! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:36 pm

AntonioPD wrote:Very cool ... very orange ... but very cool! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
So the orange aquadive isofrane I have might be a bit much you reckon?

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by polaco23 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:55 am

Killer watch. I'm a sucker for 70's divers.
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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:38 am

The other one I nearly bought is up on eBay now
Danny_T wrote:That is one kickass watch. What a score.

Def grail worthy piece !

Congrats.

If you ever wanna flip it let me know ;)

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by River Rat » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:03 am

Congrats :thumbsup: All ways liked those how big are those ? And how's the battery life in those shorter than quartz ? I have a vintage Hamilton Electric with the same type movement that's been giving me trouble ever since I bought it years ago hard finding any one that works on the first electric battery watches of there day. There's one I know of that specializes in these movements that I got to email one of these days to see what he charges. Does the depth gauge still work on that one ?

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by River Rat » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:08 am

amckiwi wrote:The other one I nearly bought is up on eBay now
Danny_T wrote:That is one kickass watch. What a score.

Def grail worthy piece !

Congrats.

If you ever wanna flip it let me know ;)

Danny here you go there is also another one with a different color dial for more money so two now for sell on ebay right now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquadive-Electr ... 3aafebf0a6

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:28 pm

River Rat wrote:Congrats :thumbsup: All ways liked those how big are those ? And how's the battery life in those shorter than quartz ? I have a vintage Hamilton Electric with the same type movement that's been giving me trouble ever since I bought it years ago hard finding any one that works on the first electric battery watches of there day. There's one I know of that specializes in these movements that I got to email one of these days to see what he charges. Does the depth gauge still work on that one ?
There is a member here with one of these in exquisite condition that I beleive the depth guage works on.

I would settle for it passing a pressure test.

I am going forward assuming it does not though

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by amckiwi » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:30 pm

[/quote]Danny here you go there is also another one with a different color dial for more money so two now for sell on ebay right now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquadive-Electr ... 3aafebf0a6[/quote]

This is the much rarer colour option

The different colour other one is the much more "common" colour if you can say such a thing

I also have a similar blue one but mine is badged a Rotary

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Re: Grail finaly hunted down

Post by Danny_T » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:36 am

Thx for the link. Would like it to be 100% confirmed functional for that price though. Wonder who can service this and what kinda $$ it would cost to get 100%
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