Vintage Squales

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Vintage Squales

Post by Albatross » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:08 pm

Hi Ya’ll,

Lately I’ve been obsessed with vintage Squale Divers.

So far I have a 1970s Medium Case, a late 70s, early 80s Barios, and just acquired a 70s Hever, Squale Supermatic project (that I’m wearing now). Getting original parts together to restore it.

I also sourced some vintage cases, crowns, case tubes, bezels, reference correct vintage movements to build homage Squales with original or period correct parts. These will be homages, not replicas, they will have Squale logos to pay tribute to the casing, just like the great vintage brands, which used Squale in the past, but will clearly indicate that they are Homages.

I feel collecting vintage Squale is perfect for someone that enjoys tinkering and building old vintage watches, because a lot of these pieces were not sold or marketed at jewelry stores, but were distributed by specialty dive shops. Many were owned by personal in military, municipal or civilian diving outfits, were truly tool watches, and were cannibalized and put back together using parts from other pieces to be placed back in the field. But that’s maybe a topic for another thread or another forum.

This thread is for vintage Squales. Here are mine so far. Please post if you have some in your collection.

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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by aikiman44 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by gr8sw » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 pm

just a couple...

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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by Albatross » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:39 pm

gr8sw wrote:just a couple...

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Gorgeous stuff!!!


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Post by Lukeeesteve » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:35 pm

I’m a bit of an addict..... specifically of this style case.... I’ve over the years picked up watches that have been used by different manufacturers.....and abandoned cases.....and one with a missing dial. How does a dial disappear?!?

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I’m a sucker for creamy lume and Bakelite

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I’m a sucker for MM watches
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I’m a sucker for quirky rebuilds.
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Post by Steve O. » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:50 am

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VonBuren cased...

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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:09 am

^^^^ damn!

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Post by Albatross » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am

Steve O. wrote:Image


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VonBuren cased...

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That eagle star is effin awesome!!!


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Post by Steve O. » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:56 am

Albatross wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am
Steve O. wrote:Image


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VonBuren cased...

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That eagle star is effin awesome!!!


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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by aikiman44 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm

Great stuff!
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by Lukeeesteve » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:14 pm

aikiman44 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Great stuff!
Totally agreed. Lots of cool watches here!

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Post by Albatross » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:15 pm

New Squale 301 project on the way; movement, crown, case tube, hands are sourced, dial is being recreated...

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Post by Albatross » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:11 am

On beads of rice...
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Re: Vintage Squales

Post by gr8sw » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:44 am

Blues Brothers

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