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My Dad was an early SCUBA diver in the 1950's and 60's. I have his dive watch and it runs very well and is in pretty good shape. The only problem is the bezel is missing. I vaguely remember it and I think it had city names around it...time zones. I would really like to find one or a dive bezel that will fit. I am attaching pictures. The back of the watch has the 73238, the calibre I presume.

Unlike most of the Clinton dive watches I have seen online this one has a flat crystal.

Can anyone suggest how I could find an original bezel or a dive watch style replacement?

Also, does anyone know anything about this watch?

I would like to wear this watch more as it reminds me of my Dad who I lost 12 years ago.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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What a neat watch barnabas ! :eek:

Don't know a ton, but can only echo what Reflex has already said. :)
Maybe you can find one for parts, or repair out there. Like on ebay for
example. In any case, it's a cool watch no matter how you slice it.


Good luck in the hunt !
 

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I actually did buy one of these a year or so ago, but it's a different watch. These watches have a domed crystal and are smaller diameter. My crystal is flat and if you look at the back cover you can tell that it is bigger.

Does anyone know how I would measure the bezel size to research other bezels that might fit?

Also, does anyone know anything about this watch?
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2akskPw https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

https://flic.kr/p/2bmECh1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

It looks to me that these are identical except for dial color and the word "automatic" is absent on the blue version. The cases may appear a bit different but that's just the bezel concealing part of the eBay watch's case. And I wouldn't sweat the apparent difference in crystals, they are so often changed.

The auction I linked in my above post ended, it was a no sale at $79. I bet if you contacted the seller and made an offer you could end up with the proper bezel to complete you dad's watch.
 

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My Dad was an early SCUBA diver in the 1950's and 60's. I have his dive watch and it runs very well and is in pretty good shape. The only problem is the bezel is missing. I vaguely remember it and I think it had city names around it...time zones. I would really like to find one or a dive bezel that will fit. I am attaching pictures. The back of the watch has the 73238, the calibre I presume.

Unlike most of the Clinton dive watches I have seen online this one has a flat crystal.

Can anyone suggest how I could find an original bezel or a dive watch style replacement?

Also, does anyone know anything about this watch?

I would like to wear this watch more as it reminds me of my Dad who I lost 12 years ago.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Yes it is a world timer has cities around the world red in color for bezel nice watches they are out there not to hard to find but hard to find alone
 
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