2.0167 FRESARD Diving Watch, 33mm, France 1970’s

£170.00

Vintage 1970’s FRÉSARD mid-size diving watch. Relatively small but very well-wearable. Well preserved, 36mm good quality chrome plated case and original black dial. Has undergone full servicing with disassembly at our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and custom, hand-made genuine leather 20mm strap. 3 ATM waterproof.  

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Key Features

This vintage 1970’s FRÉSARD mid-size diving watch is relatively small but still very well-wearable on a thick leather strap with underlay. The strap is custom hand-made genuine leather, of very high quality – you can order this kind of strap in any size and with a great selection of leather colours. All seals have been carefully greased, the timepiece is in rare technical condition and has also passed a 3 ATM waterproof test! 

About Frésard

Frésard was just one of many companies hit by the quartz crisis, and little is known about the company apart from that it had French connections, and made many high-quality watches in the 1960’s and early 70’s. Also Frésard company in a ‘good’ list of companies who used only reliable Swiss Lever movements without pin-lever ones.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with a thick leather strap with underlay and buckles.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original, 70’s tonneau style case with rotating bezel.
  • Chrome plated case.
  • Armored acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • 3 ATM waterproof.
  • Brown leather strap with underlay.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 33 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 36 mm.
  • Thickness 13 mm.
  • Height (lug to lug) 38 mm.
  • Lug width 16 mm.
  • Strap width 20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original black dial.
  • Geometric style yellow Arabic numerals.
  • “Fresard” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Rectangular date window over numeral 3 position.
  • Original, chrome plated ‘pencil style hands lume.
  • Red-tipped long centre second hand.

Movement

  • French-made movement.
  • TE 140-IC caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Plates and bridges with stamped hexagon pattern.
  • Polished wheels.
  • Mirror polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-40 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

  • Fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol shop.
  • Mechanics in full working order.
  • High-quality leather strap.
  • 12-month warranty.
  • Guarantee Terms and Conditions. 

Links and Resources:

Fresard Digital 1970’s. 

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Case material

Chrome plated

Dial tone

Black/dark

Origin

France

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1970