Delvina Super Compressor Diver’s circa 1973Delvina
Delvina Swiss made super compressor diver’s model circa 1973. Featuring a 42mm x 42mm cushion shaped case with screw down case back and perimeter rotating elapsed time bezel. Featuring a colorful pallet with matte black dial with prominent round hour plots which have aged to a warm wheat color, wide match stick style hands with matching aged lume, and with wide and sloped white elapsed perimeter disk with blue and red details. The dial reads Delvina Geneve, Automatic 25 jewels Incabloc. With original cross hatched crowns, the bottom to manually wind and set the time, and the upper crown to set the inner elapsed time bezel.
Powered by self winding ETA caliber 2783 movement with sweep seconds and date. Case back depicts a die struck image of a sailing ship at full sail with sails in the Chinese style, suggesting where this brand may have been marketed. Fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty. Offered on your choice of sporty leather, rubber, or NATO style strap. Great looking vintage diver’s model.
Super Compressor models like the current model were designed as professional diver’s watches, were offered by dozens of companies, with a variety of dial configurations and pallets, but all with case built by E. Piquerez S.A. (EPSA) who supplied the cases to a myriad of companies. The most well known, and most valuable were those of Longines and Lecoultre, All the Super Compressors are cool looking sporty models. We haven’t met a Super Compressor yet that we didn’t like!