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SOLD Ramona Automatic 25 Jewel Skin Diver w/ ETA 2452

  1. Thommas Jan 24, 2023

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    Offering this lovely late 60's-early-70's skin diver, in impeccable condition.

    This 'no-name' Ramona ref. 14004 is a delight to hold and wear, with a 37mm razor-sharp stainless steel case (factory lines and brushing visible all around) and a stunning, blue radial dial with lots of perfectly conserved luminous tritium, and perfectly matching hands. The stainless bezel is also in remarkable shape (slightly wider than the case at 39mm diameter), with an intact lume plot and an ultra-thick domed plexiglass with a date magnifier that shows practically no scratches at all.

    It is equipped with the reliable ETA caliber 2452, 25 jewel, automatic movement, with date function. Service history is unknown to me, but it was worn very sparingly over the past 6 months, and keeps excellent time. This workhorse of a movement was used in many similar dive watches of the era, many of which bore much more prestigious brand names and command much higher price-tags today.

    It will come on the near-new blue suede Analog Shift strap as well as well as the dark blue Nato seen in the pictures. As shown below, it looks great on a variety of straps and bracelets.

    However, the real star of the show on this one is the dial, which plays around with light in the most delightful way. The lume has a bit of a lime green hue, offering very pleasing highlights.

    Price: $425 OBRO, shipped Priority anywhere in the U.S. (rest of the world, upon request)
    Location: New York City
    Payment: Wire, Wise, Paypal F&F, Zelle or Venmo

    References: Many on this forum (both as a buyer and seller), and a lot more as a seller on eBay— available upon request.

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    Edited Jan 28, 2023
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  2. JwRosenthal Jan 24, 2023

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    Stainless case with razor sharp lines- check
    Stunning blue sunburst dial- check
    Crisp lettering on the back-check
    37mm Goldilocks size for vintage diver- check
    Eta movement- check
    This one pretty much has it all.
     
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  3. Nupero Jan 25, 2023

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    That looks so fun! It would make a great summer watch :)
     
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  4. janice&fred Jan 25, 2023

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    Looks NOS :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Thommas Jan 28, 2023

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    Bump and a new picture. Some interest but this beauty is still available.

    Now reduced to $425. Don’t sleep!
     
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  6. JwRosenthal Jan 28, 2023

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    This is killing me! I’m not prone to temptation, but I don’t have a blue diver….ugh!
     
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  7. wagudc Jan 28, 2023

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    What are you waiting for then?
     
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  8. JwRosenthal Jan 28, 2023

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    It’s been an expensive month
     
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  9. Thommas Jan 28, 2023

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    This is now sold and staying in the OF family.

    Thanks to this forum for the space and congrats to the buyer!
     
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  10. timoss Jan 28, 2023

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    Thank god someone removed this temptation!
     
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  11. timoss Jan 28, 2023

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    (But let me know if the deal falls through.) :)
     
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  12. JwRosenthal Jan 28, 2023

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    Damn!…phew, so many emotions.
     
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  13. pnwyankee Jan 28, 2023

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    I bought it just to save you from yourself :)
     
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  14. JwRosenthal Jan 28, 2023

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    You are way too kind. I will give my therapist your number to send you a gift basket.
     
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