1976 Timex Viscount Sportster Skin Diver Automatic watch, grey dial, 47671 03276.
This classic vintage Timex Viscount Skin Diver is from 1976 is in exceptional running and cosmetic condition. The Grey dial is beautiful, with Orange minute tracks.
This watch is 37mm across without the crown, and 18mm at the lugs which is considered “Jumbo” for Timex in this era. This watch can be worn in virtually any situation. It is extremely versatile.
Keeping time to +30 seconds a day with an amplitude of 270 and a beat error of 0.1 m/s. This is very good time keeping for such a watch, being Pin-lever with no jewels. The calibre is the M32 Automatic movement (with date) which is a workhorse of the Vintage Timex Automatic line. The power reserve is 38 hours. It does not have a “quickset” but the date works flawlessly.
This is an extremely good looking watch from the 1970s, with all the popular hallmarks of a "Skin Diver" watch. It is a fun and exciting watch that would take pride of place in a Timex collection, being a rare and desirable model, in very good condition. The dial has an excellent balance, with the light grey/silver bezel insert, framing the dark grey to light grey fade of the dial. The Orange minute track sits well against the dark grey outer bezel.
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The dial is original and is in excellent condition. It has its original lume dots on every hour marker. The hour indicators are in excellent condition with original silver shine. The dial has not suffered with patina, it accurately reflects the dark grey to light grey fade that left the factory in 1976. This is a very good dial.
The hands are original and in very good condition. Original Baton hands with no corrosion or bending. With original lume.
The original Acrylic crystal with one black mark which cannot be removed via polishing. One surface scratch on the crystal above the signing at 6 O'clock.
The crown is Stainless Steel and is original in excellent condition.
In good condition with only light scratches.
An original, unpolished Chrome plated case, in good condition. The case maintains sharp polished bevelled edges. It has some slight nicks to the chrome consistent with age, but no major dents or scratches. There is some "brassing" on the rear of the lugs, but this is very minimal.
Stainless steel case back in excellent original condition. Light surface scratching with no large scratches or dents. Signed "Base metal bezel", "Water Resist Automatic", "Stainless Steel back". The inside of the case back is signed "Case Great Britain Timex".
In good condition, an era correct Empire Tropic Style Rubber strap, with Stainless Steel buckle signed "Empire". The strap has the strap code "N0.777".
Powered by the M32 Automatic movement (with date) which is the true workhorse of the Vintage Timex Automatic line. The watch has a frequency of 18,000 A/h. The power reserve on a full winding (30 winds) is 38 hours.
Keeping time to +30 seconds a day with an amplitude of 270 and a beat error of 0.1 m/s.
Case width: 37mm
Case width with crown: 39mm
Case length: 36mm
Case Depth: 12mm
Case length lug to lug: 41.5mm
Lug width: 18mm