2.0201 Airain ‘French Skin Diver’, Stainless Steel, 1960’s

£320.00

Vintage early 1960’s AIRAIN French diving watch. Features a black dial with black Arabic numerals printed onto lime green lume wedges, in the French style. The case body is made of solid stainless steel, 34mm, making it a very comfortable size and shape for daily wear. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop, and comes with a 12-month warranty and 19-20mm new, high-quality khaki nylon strap.

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Key Features

Signature AIRAIN ‘French diver’ with typical French dial design of black numerals applied to green lume wedges. The Dial is also domed, and the framed indexes work to create a three-dimensional scene under the crystal. The case body is a high-quality solid stainless steel, slim in shape and a perfect fit on the wrist. The ‘Etanche Controlee’ signature is visible on the screw caseback – meaning ‘Waterproof tested’. This timepiece is a highly collectible item, dating to the early 1960’s, although despite its age it still retains its attractive, eye-catching appearance and great timekeeping.

About Airain

The Airain / Dodane brand is a well known French maker of watches, timers and cockpit clocks for military needs. The Dodane Type XX flyback chronograph was the main competitor to the Breguet Type XX. Many diving and professional models were introduced for French market.

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 new, high-quality khaki nylon strap.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original, circular shaped case with long elegant lugs.
  • Solid stainless steel case body.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback with “Etanche Controlle” signature.
  • New khaki nylon strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 34 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 5.84 mm.
  • Full height 42 mm.
  • Thickness 10 mm.
  • Strap width 19-20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original black dial.
  • Original printed black Arabic numerals 3, 6, 9, 12 on green lume wedges with silver detail.
  • Airain” signature with crown emblem below numeral 12 position.
  • Silver-tone Dauphine style hands with original lume.

Movement

  • French-made movement.
  • Jeambrun 23D caliber.
  • 17 jewels improved version.
  • Manual wind.
  • Shockproof.
  • Waffle pattern finishing of plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 10-30 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

Jeambrun 23D Caliber Specs.

Other Airain Watches in our Collection. 

Other French Divers in our Collection.

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Case material

Solid stainless steel

Dial tone

Black/dark

Origin

France

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1960