Hey Folks. My newest watch and second crossover advertising piece. I also have a couple of questions about it. Its branded Valvoline ( The motor oil company, I assume), most definitely 1970s and is powered by a Hamazawa 5026B movement. Its the second watch Ive bought that was both an advertising piece and a Hamazawa. The first I posted a few months ago, was a neat, blue dialed Sunbeam Watch. Now I am wondering who cased the watches but in the case of the Valvoline ..which despite claims of its "Working well" by the seller, was 5 minutes slow every 3 hours...I missed the opportunity today to ask my watch maker to open it up for me when I went to pick it up after a service session.
I really like the watch. And its not too big for my thin wrists, as I am finding that many 70s pieces are. My questions are these..Ive never owned a divers watch. This watch has a rotating outer bezel. It is very worn but that bezel is marked with numbers and lines and there is a hole in it as well. Was it original painted dark? Is it a divers watch? or just a design conceit? Also does anyone know why the watch would have been labeled , as with the Sunbeam in the place of the brand instead of the way Ive seen most advertising pieces somewhere on the body of the dial with the branding ( say Bulova for example)in the normal place? By the way it came from Bulgaria. I guess with the popularity of car racing ..being world wide, thats not so far fetched.
Sorry no movement pics. Was in a rush today when I picked it up and I dont own a case opener. Ive sworn this is going to be my last acquisition for years! So wish me luck on that, and any comments welcome. Regards, P&P