Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

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    Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    Dunno if this is 'vintage enough' for this forum, but I couldn't figure out where else to post it The name implies dive watch, but at 5ATA WR and 70s dress watch styling bely the moniker.

    Picked it up off a mate whilst on leave in Sydney. Love the funky, angular styling and the pseudo lapis dial is just OTT!



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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    It is very cool and thanks for posting it here Colin. First one I've seen.

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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    That is a very sharp catch. The dial is amazing.
    Kinda a cross between a Seiko and a Rado.
    The dial has a cool spacy look and the lum dots behind
    the 12 and 6 even look like little planets.

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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    Nice one... I have seen a number of vintage Searaiders... the Searaider II and condition would almost make me think it was modern... but I doubt that because of the 36000 bph movement. they are pretty rare nowadays.
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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    I was thinking the same - the condition is really excellent with only a couple of light marks from box/shop wear (unfortunately one is on the crystal in the upper left quadrant and visible in the photos). But there is the movement and other things as you point out and the bracelet is sharply tapering, as was the style back in the 70s.
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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    I just saw it's sister on eBay... Same case and dial but different color. THAT one would definitely not be mistaken for a modern watch!
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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Nice one... I have seen a number of vintage Searaiders... the Searaider II and condition would almost make me think it was modern... but I doubt that because of the 36000 bph movement. they are pretty rare nowadays.
    After more reading and searching (which invariably I do AFTER I've bought the watch ), I found that this watch uses an early 36K bph movement, the FL1164, and is in fact from the 70s:

    http://36000bph.com/index.php?option...d=26&Itemid=86

    (non-commercial link to a 36K enthusiasts' site)
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    Re: Favre-Leuba Sea Raider II

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu View Post
    After more reading and searching (which invariably I do AFTER I've bought the watch ), I found that this watch uses an early 36K bph movement, the FL1164, and is in fact from the 70s:

    http://36000bph.com/index.php?option...d=26&Itemid=86

    (non-commercial link to a 36K enthusiasts' site)
    It is a great site... the creator is a WUS member. I have come to believe the AS movement was the most popular one. Ultimately I would like to have one of each.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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