Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

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    Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    I bought this off of Ebay, only 17.50. Any info on it? Good deal? Bad deal?



    Its my first vintage peice so any help would be appreciated.....

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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    It very likely has a pin lever movement in it.But if you like it and it runs good then enjoy it, it didn't cost a lot. Oh about the watch, 70's style diver and probably has a scuba diver engraved on the back right?
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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by ltri View Post
    It very likely has a pin lever movement in it.But if you like it and it runs good then enjoy it, it didn't cost a lot. Oh about the watch, 70's style diver and probably has a scuba diver engraved on the back right?
    Nope. just a plain caseback. Reads "Waterproof 3atm. Stainless Steel Back. Base Metal Case"
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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    It's a good deal if you like it. And for 17 bucks it's hard to go wrong, especially on a vintage diver style. Is it a Lucerne?

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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    Yes it is a Lucerne. Are they actually a watch company?

    And noob question. Does this have radium paint? Its pretty green and doesn't glow at all....
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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    I believe Lucerne along with Geneve, was one of those names anyone could use. Radium was long gone before your watch was made.

    Looks cool - enjoy

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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    Phew. Thank you! I'm happy I won't be glowing from wearing it
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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    I wouldn't worry too much about radium - unless you acquire the habit of eating your dials.

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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    Nice buy. If it says 'waterproof' it must have been made before c1971 when the term was banned by the FTC.
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    Re: Info on this vintage please?!?!?!?

    Lucerne is actually a place. Most of the watches with that name are pin levers, but some of them are jeweled (probably more for marketing then anything else). By the 70's, watch companies would indicate on the dial if the lume was radioactive. Radium would only be in military watches (and not even then, by that point). Tritium was still being used quite a bit, but it doesn't put out much radioactivity, and the type that it does give out can't make it through the dial. Nowadays, you'll still find tritium, but mostly in the form of tiny tubes that are factory sealed.
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