Baylor 200m Super Compressor Diver

Buy for: $425.00

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The Reference

Quick on the heels of the first Baylor watch listed on Dial + Bezel is this fantastic Baylor 200m Super Compressor dive watch. As we mentioned in our previous post on Baylor, the Dallas-based brand that was associated with Zales, was keen on white labeling watches and this piece, produced by Duvel, is a good example of what Baylor produced throughout its history. Luckily, the quality of these watches was quite high with both quality cases and movements and in the case of this example some serious diving chops as well with a depth rating of 200 meters and an internal rotating 60-minute dive bezel.

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The Case

The 38mm stainless steel cushion-shaped compressor case made by Duvel is in good condition. The watch features sharp chamfers and a fully polished case. Both the winding and internal bezel crowns are signed with the Baylor insignia but the highlight of the case is undoubtably the awesome racing speedboat etching on the screw down caseback.

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The Dial And Hands

The dial is no nonsense and is finished in matte black with white print. The tritium lume has aged to a dark caramel. The orange sweep seconds hand and white hour and minute hands are a nice touch that adds to legibility. Additionally, the internal toasting bezel completes the diver aesthetic and is rotating freely.

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The Movement

This watch features an automatic Duvel signed AS 1903 movement. The watch is running and the service history is not known.

PHOTO GALLERY

Seller VintageWatchFam
Auction Number 446
Location New York City
Brand Baylor
Model Super Compressor
Reference Number N/A
Movement Automatic, AS 1903
Year 1970s
Dial Black
Case Width 38mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Band Material Leather Strap
Clasp Type Buckle
Original Box No
Original Papers No
Seller Type Dealer

Buy for: $425.00

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