Precimax Aquamax Safety Diver

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SKU AS02578
SKU AS02578

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Not all dive watches are created equal, and this one by Precimax certainly lives up to its name. At 42mm, the SuperCompressor case of this Aquamax Safety is one that you certainly won’t forget you have strapped to your wrist. Manufactured by EPSA, these cases were widely used throughout the industry and are notable for their twin crowns with a distinctive crosshatch pattern.

However, most of the SuperCompressor divers we’ve offered range from 36 to 38mm, making this 42mm one a rare treat.

Although these cases were contract affairs, some companies customized theirs, and Precimax certainly was one of those. This case boasts brush finishing that is absolutely exquisite. From the robust ETA 2782 automatic movement to the silver sunburst dial, this Aquamax is the perfect choice for those weekend summer days when only a vintage dive watch will suit.

The Story

Before the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s, mechanical watch brands popped up like mushrooms on a rainy day. As quartz movements increased in production and distribution, many of these operations gradually faded out of existence or were scooped up by larger, more powerful coalitions. But while those companies disappeared, the watches that they produced remain, unfamiliar names that belie their quality construction.

Precimax is one of these brands.

Although we could find little out there on the history of Precimax, we learned from its website that it’s been around “half a century.” The watches that it produced in its heyday ranged from sedate affairs to complicated—and complex—wristwatches like the chronograph featured in this article on Hodinkee. Judging from the article, Precimax certainly had a lot to offer.

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 Safety Diver

Precimax Aquamax Safety Diver

Sold
Sold
Precimax Aquamax Safety Diver

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Not all dive watches are created equal, and this one by Precimax certainly lives up to its name. At 42mm, the SuperCompressor case of this Aquamax Safety is one that you certainly won’t forget you have strapped to your wrist. Manufactured by EPSA, these cases were widely used throughout the industry and are notable for their twin crowns with a distinctive crosshatch pattern.

However, most of the SuperCompressor divers we’ve offered range from 36 to 38mm, making this 42mm one a rare treat.

Although these cases were contract affairs, some companies customized theirs, and Precimax certainly was one of those. This case boasts brush finishing that is absolutely exquisite. From the robust ETA 2782 automatic movement to the silver sunburst dial, this Aquamax is the perfect choice for those weekend summer days when only a vintage dive watch will suit.

The Story

Before the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s, mechanical watch brands popped up like mushrooms on a rainy day. As quartz movements increased in production and distribution, many of these operations gradually faded out of existence or were scooped up by larger, more powerful coalitions. But while those companies disappeared, the watches that they produced remain, unfamiliar names that belie their quality construction.

Precimax is one of these brands.

Although we could find little out there on the history of Precimax, we learned from its website that it’s been around “half a century.” The watches that it produced in its heyday ranged from sedate affairs to complicated—and complex—wristwatches like the chronograph featured in this article on Hodinkee. Judging from the article, Precimax certainly had a lot to offer.

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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