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    1981 Diver

    This one fascinates me. CWC addict says the 81 is automatic, but this one has 83 hands to my eye, which would indicate quartz (? )


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    Looks good to me, 80 and 81 are automatic, no quartz until 83.

    Colin is a member on here and certainly knows his stuff.

    A rare bird indeed, much rarer than a milsub, though not quite in the same price bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Looks good to me, 80 and 81 are automatic, no quartz until 83.

    Colin is a member on here and certainly knows his stuff.

    A rare bird indeed, much rarer than a milsub, though not quite in the same price bracket.
    Yes, thatís what CWC addict says, my point was, this one has 83 hands - do they fit automatic hubs?

    (Iím not challenging it, just surprised me)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brauner Hund View Post
    Yes, thatís what CWC addict says, my point was, this one has 83 hands - do they fit automatic hubs?
    I think you will struggle to get an answer to that question on here unless someone is lucky enough to own both and then has a desire to dismantle them.

    Just to throw a curved ball at you, this one causes much debate

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333681774...cAAOSwr65fMUSJ

    Seems to be an 81 diver with a logo that was introduced in 82 and wasnít used on a diver until the first quartz in 83. The hands look identical to Colinís watch, so Iím going to take a punt and say the answer to your question is yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I think you will struggle to get an answer to that question on here unless someone is lucky enough to own both and then has a desire to dismantle them.

    Just to throw a curved ball at you, this one causes much debate

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333681774...cAAOSwr65fMUSJ

    Seems to be an 81 diver with a logo that was introduced in 82 and wasnít used on a diver until the first quartz in 83. The hands look identical to Colinís watch, so Iím going to take a punt and say the answer to your question is yes.
    😂 yup, seen that eBay one before. The words Ďcreativeí and Ďoptimisticí leap to mind.

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    Surely itís the 83 quartz that has Ď81 style auto hands
    Last edited by watchlovr; 30th July 2021 at 16:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brauner Hund View Post
    Yes, thatís what CWC addict says, my point was, this one has 83 hands - do they fit automatic hubs?

    (Iím not challenging it, just surprised me)
    Same shape and dimensions except for the pipes, so the hands are not interchangeable.

    81 - ETA 2872 ... 150/90/25
    83 - ETA 555.112/5 ... 120/70/20

    Terry

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    Terry always has the answers

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    Posted in error
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wall View Post
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    Who too?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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