1960s Elgin Super Compressor
What We Fancy
The 1960s was a great era for dive watches, this decade saw advancements due to the demand and popularity of diving. This Elgin is what is known as a ‘Super Compressor’, a specialty case designed and manufactured by EPSA (Ervin Piquerez, S.A). The deeper you go, the more water-resistant the case becomes due to the water pressure. Other companies such as Wittnauer, Bulova, Hamilton, Enicar all made their own models of the Super Compressor. This example has a beautiful black gloss dial with great lume.
Model: Super Compressor Diver 17
Case: 36mm wide (excluding crowns), 43mm tall, 12.5mm thick, all stainless steel, dual hatch crowns, screw-down case back, domed crystal
Movement: AS cal. 1700/1
Bracelet/ Strap: Dark brown double stitch, any item from our Accessories Shop of your choosing, 18mm lug width
Features: Black gloss dial, broad arrow handset, original tritium lume, domed crystal, dual hatch crowns, screw-down case back, inner rotating divers bezel, Arabic numerals, circa the 1960s
Box & Papers: No
Condition: In overall excellent original condition. The dial is excellent with no defects of any kind. It is clean with a sharp print. The lume is original and matches in color. The case is very good with no signs of any polishing and no major dents or scratches. The movement has been serviced and keeps excellent time when tested on the machine.
Backed by our one-year repair warranty. To trade in your watch towards this purchase or to make arrangements for purchase via wire, check/ cash to save on fees, please send us a message or email.