2.0180 ELIX ‘Pepsi’ Diving/Spearfishing Watch, France 1970’s

£300.00

Vintage 1970’s ELIX ‘Pepsi’ diving and spearfishing wristwatch. 37mm chrome plated case with ‘Pepsi’ blue & red knurled bezel. Features tool-watch protected case design, and unusual spearfishing scene on caseback. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and 19mm original rare, high-quality rubber TROPIC strap.

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Key Features

Vintage 1970’s ELIX ‘Pepsi’ diving and spearfishing wristwatch featuring a tool-watch protected case design, the ‘Pepsi’ colours of blue & red on the knurled bezel, and an unusual spearfishing scene on the caseback.

The shape and size make this timepiece pleasant to wear, while the cobalt-blue dial looks almost black, with lume numerals and hands. The watch also comes with a super rare original TROPIC strap of high-quality soft rubber (cleaned and fully wearable).

About Elix 

The Elix brand has a long history, being over 150 years old. The Mougin-family began producing watches under the “Elix” brand name in 1852 in the city of Besancon, France. In 1927 the company was taken over by Ernest Mougin and Paul Piquard, who continued the production of Elix watches as well as using their own names “Mougin Piquard”.

From 1980 the brand “Elix” seems to have disappeared from the market, although many “Mougin Piquard” watches with quartz movements from this period can be found.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. Comes with rare, high-quality Tropic rubber strap.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original, tonneau shaped case with red and blue rotating bezel.
  • Chrome plated.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • Dust-proof.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 37 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 39 mm.
  • Full height 42 mm.
  • Thickness 11 mm.
  • Strap width 19 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original dark cobalt-blue dial.
  • Geometric style Arabic numerals with lume.
  • “ELIX” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Square date window over numeral 3 position.
  • Silver-tone ‘arrow’ style hour and minute hands with white re-lume.
  • Long silver-tone centre seconds hand.

Movement

  • French-made movement.
  • FE 140 -1C
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Date calendar.
  • Bigalu shockproof.
  • Unusual, striped honeycomb finishing on bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks face up.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

ELIX Watch Brand History. 

FE 140-1C Movement Specs.

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Case material

Chrome plated

Dial tone

Black/dark

Origin

France

Size grade

36-38 mm

Year approx

1970