2.0211 CAMIF Steel Automatic Diver 38mm, 1970’s

£240.00

Vintage 1970’s LA CAMIF automatic diving watch. Features 37mm solid stainless steel case and screw caseback, and silver-tone hands and indices with vintage original lume. The watch comes with its highly collectible original 18mm ALASKA waterproof rubber strap, in great condition. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop and comes with a 12-month warranty.

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Key Features

Vintage 1970’s LA CAMIF automatic diving watch with interesting logo on the dial. This timepiece is a great size and quality, with a solid stainless steel case housing an ETA automatic movement in great condition. The dial has a charming vintage patina, enhanced even more by the silver-tone hands and indices, all with original vintage lume. Amazingly, the watch still has its original ALASKA waterproof rubber strap, still in great condition, cleaned and ready for use – and quite a collectible item in itself.

About Camif

CAMIF stands for “Coopérative des Adhérents de la Mutuelle des Instituteurs de France”. La Camif appear to have been a popular French brand in the 1960’s and 70’s. In around 1972 the logo that you see on this timepiece replaced the word CAMIF on the watches and chronographs sold by this C ooperative des A dhérents de la M utuelle des I nstitutors de F rance. Nowadays it’s a big French store, like METRO.

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 its original ALASKA waterproof rubber strap.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original, tonneau style case with rotating bezel and square lugs.
  • Stainless steel case body.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • Original  ALASKA waterproof rubber strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 37.6 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 41 mm.
  • Full height 40 mm.
  • Thickness 14.2 mm.
  • Strap width 18 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original silvery cream-tone dial.
  • Silver-tone wedge indices with original vintage lume.
  • LA CAMIF symbol below numeral 12 position.
  • Rectangular date window at 3.
  • Silver-tone ‘stick’ style hour and minute hands with original vintage lume.
  • Silver-tone centre seconds hand with rectangular tip and original vintage lume.

Movement

  • French-made movement.
  • ETA 2783 caliber.
  • 25 jewels.
  • Automatic.
  • Date wheel.
  • Incabloc shockproof.
  • Satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

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

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

All Diving Watches in our Collection.

All Automatic Vintage Watches in our Collection.

About the 1970’s French Diving Watch Boom.

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Case material

Stainless steel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

France

Size grade

36-38 mm

Year approx

1970