2.0108 ANKER Diving Watch, West Germany, 35mm, 1970’s

£240.00

Cool, retro 1970’s Anker Germany diving watch, 35.2 mm case, chrome plating in almost new condition, black rotating bezel. Rare Wostok 2209 calibre with hidden USSR markings. Older German prototype of Glashutte SeaQ. Comes with a new quick-fit leather strap and a 12-month warranty.

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This 1970’s vintage ANKER watch is a dark horse: An older German prototype of the Glashutte SeaQ, but its sleek, cool design is similar to that of a modern Glashutte. The movement inside is a rare USSR 2209, though all Soviet markings are hidden – this historical object must have seen some things! The case, dial and assembly are all by Anker, West Germany. Everything is in fabulous condition, including the original chrome plating with a black rotating bezel.

Key Features

The black dial contrasting with the yellow numerals is an interesting touch. Don’t forget to look at the caseback either, the detailed diver engraving really adds some flair. This watch is photogenic as well as looking good on the wrist, its traces of age only lend it more of an air of intrigue, especially when you know the possibilities of where this watch and the movement inside have been.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee on the accurate functioning of the mechanism, as long as usage and care guidelines are followed correctly. The whole set comes with a quick-change fresh genuine leather strap.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original chrome plated steel case with black rotating bezel.
  • The silver number markings around the outside of the dial crystal add to the sleek, retro aesthetic.
  • Aqualung diver on the caseback.
  • Waterproof.
  • New quick-change leather strap included.
  • All in good condition with only some signs of wear on the case.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 35.2 mm.
  • Width with crown 38.6 mm.
  • Height 42 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original black dial.
  • Contrasting yellow block font numerals 3, 6, 9, 12 and number markers.
  • Filled silver steel hands with matching yellow lume – reminiscent of the WW2 phosphor diver’s watches.
  • Large, thin seconds hand with yellow lume.
  • Some age traces and scratches on the dial, hands in great condition.

Movement

  • Wostok 2209 calibre, USSR markings have been removed (Cold War problems).
  • Manual winding.
  • Calendar.
  • 18 ruby jewels.
  • Cased and assembled in West Germany.

Servicing and Guarantee

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Case material

Chrome plated

Dial tone

Black/dark

Origin

Germany

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1970