Ardath Stainless Steel Dive Watch C-1960's Item #2507 Price $1150
Here we have a very cool 1960’s Swiss made dive chronograph by Ardath. Take a look at the wonderful condition overall and in particular the great looking black chronograph dial.
The watch features its original black and silver rotating (bidirectional) timing bezel. The oversized stainless steel case measures 38mm across without the crown or pushers, and 46.9mm from lug to lug. The case frame looks to have its original finish so we decided to leave it alone. All edges and angles are nice and sharp. What signs of use that are there just adds to the vintage look. That said it is still in remarkably good condition given it’s a 50-year-old sports watch. The dial and hands are both original and show just the right amount of aging.
The Venus 210 manual wind movement is Swiss made with 17 jewels and shockproofing. Just serviced, the watch is running great and keeping good time. The chronograph functions as it should. As stated above, we left the case frame original. The caseback had some marks from someone mishandling a case wrench, so we did clean those up a bit. And finally it was then ultrasonically cleaned before reassembly.
It comes ready to wear on one of our best genuine leather strap in a nice neutral grayish brown (taupe) with contrast stitching. It looks great with the dial and luminous.