Squale Saphir 2001
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
Squale may not be the first name on the list of collectible dive watches, but when it comes to honest, no frills dive watches, you can't get much better than the brand with the shark logo.
What we offer here is a sturdy diver that uses Squale’s sought-after 40mm “Atmos” barrel case. The hooded lugs soften the overall effect and make the case cling to the wrist. The cheerful yellow Bakelite bezel is anchored by a screw-down top ring that also retains the thick crystal. Inside, the seventeen-jewel ETA automatic movement clips along, ready to mark time for yet another generation of divers.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Squale was a major producer of stainless dive watch cases. It was responsible for constructing cases for major brands like Blancpain, DOXA, Auricoste, and Heuer. Their signature Atmos case, featuring the crown at 4 o’clock, was featured on many watch lines of the era and has become an iconic styling still used today (think Seiko SKX007).
In addition to filling contracts for other dive watch producers, Squale developed their own line of dive watches. By the 1970s, these watches had won various awards for technical and design elements. It was around this time that began to develop heavy-duty lugless style cases with depth ratings well over 1000 meters, such as the one the Saphir has.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
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.
Squale Saphir 2001