Precimax Aquamax Super Compressor

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SKU AS02823
SKU AS02823

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Combine a jet black gloss dial, a healthy dollop of luminous paint, 'Broad Arrow' style hands, an inner rotating timing bezel, twin hatched crowns, and a wildly cool brand and model name - PRECIMAX! AQUAMAX! - and you're certain to have a winning timepiece.

This lovely Super Compressor dates to the 1960s, and features all of that and more, packaged in a svelte 36mm case with high dome acrylic crystal with date magnifier.

Long story short? Awesome watch for a great price with tremendous looks and quality components that is sure to check a lot of boxes for the beginner and experienced collector alike!

The Story

Super Compressor diving watches are a category unto themselves, and many of the best Swiss brands sold their own variants of the distinctive dual crown watches that have been one of the most popular types of collectable dive watches for years.

The Super Compressor name refers to the innovative case design, which utilizes a "compressor" system designed to become more watertight the deeper that the watch travels under water. As atmospheric pressure increases along with depth, the case back is compressed inwards, pushing on the gaskets and creating a tighter seal to protect the internals.

The compressor case didn't turn out to be any better at preventing water intrusion than other 1960s innovations (such as screw-down crowns), but due to their good looks, compressor cases proved to be popular amongst consumers. Eager to get into the burgeoning dive watch market, many of the best Swiss brands turned to EPSA (Ervin Piquerez, S.A.), the leading manufacturer of compressor cases at the time, for cases to build their divers around.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Precimax Aquamax Super Compressor

Precimax Aquamax Super Compressor

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Precimax Aquamax Super Compressor

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Combine a jet black gloss dial, a healthy dollop of luminous paint, 'Broad Arrow' style hands, an inner rotating timing bezel, twin hatched crowns, and a wildly cool brand and model name - PRECIMAX! AQUAMAX! - and you're certain to have a winning timepiece.

This lovely Super Compressor dates to the 1960s, and features all of that and more, packaged in a svelte 36mm case with high dome acrylic crystal with date magnifier.

Long story short? Awesome watch for a great price with tremendous looks and quality components that is sure to check a lot of boxes for the beginner and experienced collector alike!

The Story

Super Compressor diving watches are a category unto themselves, and many of the best Swiss brands sold their own variants of the distinctive dual crown watches that have been one of the most popular types of collectable dive watches for years.

The Super Compressor name refers to the innovative case design, which utilizes a "compressor" system designed to become more watertight the deeper that the watch travels under water. As atmospheric pressure increases along with depth, the case back is compressed inwards, pushing on the gaskets and creating a tighter seal to protect the internals.

The compressor case didn't turn out to be any better at preventing water intrusion than other 1960s innovations (such as screw-down crowns), but due to their good looks, compressor cases proved to be popular amongst consumers. Eager to get into the burgeoning dive watch market, many of the best Swiss brands turned to EPSA (Ervin Piquerez, S.A.), the leading manufacturer of compressor cases at the time, for cases to build their divers around.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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