"Sicura" diver form 1970s.
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    "Sicura" diver form 1970s.

    Bought it two weeks ago,and after cosmetic treatment and servicing its on my hand last couple days.I'm very satisfied with it.It has "Betlach" movement cal.8021-68 inside,with central second and date.It has unsual shock protection for this kind of movement.

    In 1970s "Breitling" took over "Sicura" and shut it down,but kept case style and use it in diver watches production,and that makes this case ancestor of all "Breitling" diver family.


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    Re: "Sicura" diver form 1970s.

    Good looking timepiece!! Congrats.

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    Re: "Sicura" diver form 1970s.

    Congrats, cool watch and much cheaper then a Breitling
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    Re: "Sicura" diver form 1970s.

    Is it chrome plated or stainless? I might have to reevaluate Sicura I've avoided them in the past.

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    Re: "Sicura" diver form 1970s.

    Thanks guys.

    Its chrome plated.
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    Very cool nice look, I have seen similarities between sicura, sheffield, sindaco, chateau, chalet and others in my watch travels all cool stuff.
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    Re: "Sicura" diver form 1970s.

    actually it was the other way round wasnt it ? sicura took over breitling

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireal View Post
    actually it was the other way round wasnt it ? sicura took over breitling

    U could be right.There is a lot confusion about "Breitling" brand name and its history.Some says that "Sicura"(or its owner) stole "Breitling" name and continued production of "Breitling" watches,but the fact is that "Sicura AG" and "Breitling SA" merged in 1955.

    I'll qoute what I found on other forum:

    "'Since the joint stock company's foundation, it has been run by Ernest Schneider. Mr. Schneider acquired property rights of "Montres Breitling" in Geneva in 1979, a trademark which had been held by the Breitling family since 1884. The Geneva based production was transferred to "Montres Sicura AG" in Grenchen, which adopted the name of Breitling AG in 1993.'

    'Former name: Montres Sicura SA; as of 29.11.1993: Breitling AG'

    'Registered as a joint stock company since 4 May 1955.'

    To supplement that note, I see that Pritchard (NAWCC, 1997) has her first note for Sicura (page S-66): 'The company was listed in 1951 as SICURA, JOH. GOBBER, for pin levers, wrist watches with radium chapter and hands and for center seconds, water-protected and 15 jewel watches. It was listed in 1966 both as SICURA SA and as SICURA WATCH CO. LTD.'"
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    Beautiful watch! Also, great info on the brand...

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