Clebar Super Compressor Automatic Diver's Watch

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SKU AS00414
SKU AS00414

Why We Love it

The name refers their case design; a "compressor" system that is designed to become more watertight the deeper the watch goes under water.  The secret is a gasket system in the case back that is compressed as the water pressure increased.  Pretty cool stuff.

Although compressor cases proved to be more complicated to make and no more effective than well-designed screw backs, this style of diving watch was very popular in the 1960s, and were utilized by a number of brands, including Longines, Enicar, Droz, Blancpain, Universal Geneve, and Zenith.  Some brands, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre still make them to this day.

The example we are presenting here is branded by Clebar, and features a 36mm case with dual crowns.  The upper crown is used to operate an internally rotating bezel ring, used for timing dives.  Unlike watches with external bezels (think Rolex Submariner), this design was intended to be less prone to accidental rotation, making it a safer choice for divers. 

This timepiece features an automatic movement and a rare two-tone dial configuration (most were all black).  It is perfectly sized for daily wear, and looks every bit the part of a true vintage diving watch with a tremendous patina.  It may not carry the same prestige as its brand-recognized big brothers, but this Clebar is a super cool affordable vintage diver, no matter what way you look at it!

 

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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.

Clebar Super Compressor Automatic Diver's Watch

Clebar Super Compressor Automatic Diver's Watch

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Clebar Super Compressor Automatic Diver's Watch

Why We Love it

The name refers their case design; a "compressor" system that is designed to become more watertight the deeper the watch goes under water.  The secret is a gasket system in the case back that is compressed as the water pressure increased.  Pretty cool stuff.

Although compressor cases proved to be more complicated to make and no more effective than well-designed screw backs, this style of diving watch was very popular in the 1960s, and were utilized by a number of brands, including Longines, Enicar, Droz, Blancpain, Universal Geneve, and Zenith.  Some brands, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre still make them to this day.

The example we are presenting here is branded by Clebar, and features a 36mm case with dual crowns.  The upper crown is used to operate an internally rotating bezel ring, used for timing dives.  Unlike watches with external bezels (think Rolex Submariner), this design was intended to be less prone to accidental rotation, making it a safer choice for divers. 

This timepiece features an automatic movement and a rare two-tone dial configuration (most were all black).  It is perfectly sized for daily wear, and looks every bit the part of a true vintage diving watch with a tremendous patina.  It may not carry the same prestige as its brand-recognized big brothers, but this Clebar is a super cool affordable vintage diver, no matter what way you look at it!

 

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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