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  1. erpin9 Jul 23, 2015

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    This is one of my 4 Titus Calypsomatic Dive watches. This particular watch is all original and has a gilt dial. Anyone here who is into Calypsomatics too? Maybe we can share informations about the watch?

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  2. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 23, 2015

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    Nice example, and values have risen rather sharply in recent months.

    I'd love to see the other three, and perhaps you could elaborate on the differences.

    Cheers,

    Tony C.
     
  3. erpin9 Jul 23, 2015

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    There are 3 models I know of the Calypsomatic. The first one is the 5913, 7085 second and the third is the 7986. There is a slight difference in the casing and case back and the 5913/7085 have holes on the lugs through and through. The dials and bezels of the 5913/7085 look identical, likewise the big crown. The 7986 dial have bigger hour markers and the crown is a bit smaller. The 5913/7085 also has lollipop hour hands while the 7986 has Mercedes hour hands. I think both used the same ETA movement. There is also a junior model but I don't have the model number..

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    7085 Back Case
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    7986 Back Case
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    Side Photo: 7085 top, 7986 bottom
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  4. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 23, 2015

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    Very nice group. Thanks for sharing, and for the insights.

    I have a few vintage divers, and have flirted with buying an original Calypso once or twice, but it hasn't worked out.

    Cheers,

    Tony C.
     
  5. Momoleskine Jul 26, 2015

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    Réf. 5913-I, with its specific dial (with the star) and hands. The crown is not the original one. There are 3 kinds of crown for this ref.

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    Réf. 5913-II : different dial and hands.

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    Réf. 7385.

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    Réf. 7840 : first series with plain lugs.

    Réf. 7985 (Rolex style "big crown") and 7986 ("Mercedes" hand).

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    Réf. 8031

    And it's not finished !
    That's really nice watches with a lot of transitions and variations... I'm trying to collect any information about them in order to publish a strong review one day. If you have some, please contact me ! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. erpin9 Jul 26, 2015

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    The 5913 with the star on the dial is the first model of the Calypsomatic? What I also noticed is that the 5913 had only SWISS MADE at the bottom of the dial and the later models had T SWISS MADE T.

    Did all crowns had the Titus logo because one of my 7085 came from someone who bought the watch new and the crown is unsigned. The former owner swears the watch is all original. Even the 5913 in the Heuerworld website has an unsigned crown.

    The biggest dilemma is finding parts for the watch. Do you have a source?
     
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  7. moscow Jul 26, 2015

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  9. erpin9 Jul 26, 2015

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    Nice watch. What's the model number?
     
  10. Momoleskine Jul 26, 2015

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    You're right : the 5913 with the star is the very first one and the only one with "SWISS MADE" at the bottom.
    There are references with non-signed crowns : late 5913 and 7085, but also the 8031.
    And finding parts is a very hard task ! I found by chance NOS cases from a French dealer on eBay (manz15) but never hands, crowns or bezels...
     
  11. moscow Jul 26, 2015

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    7987
    that watch belonged to a man called Mick (the yank ) he came from the united states born in new York , he was in the american navy travelled the world . and retired to ireland in the 1970s he was in vietnam war ,, He past 4 months ago
    The watch had been in his draw for nearly 20 years not working I had a new perspex fitted and Service working great
     
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  12. Momoleskine Jul 26, 2015

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    The 7987 is the mid-size version of the 7986. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. moscow Jul 26, 2015

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    What's the true value off these watches
    I never see them up for sale
    And I came across my one buy look
    And brought it project
     
  14. Momoleskine Jul 26, 2015

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    Value has been strongly raising for the last months. A good one is now very hard to find under EUR 600. Last ones (often 7986) were sold around USD 1000.
     
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  15. erpin9 Jul 26, 2015

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    Is the 5913 the most valuable? How much premium does it command over the other models?
     
  16. Momoleskine Jul 26, 2015

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    Hard question because there are very few transactions but yes the 5913 is the most valuable because the rarest (especially the first series with the star). A very good one (all original and good condition) could reach easily USD1500 IMHO.
     
  17. erpin9 Jul 27, 2015

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    I think the price is spot on for the 5913 1st series. Production as a whole is probably on the low side because you hardly see that many available in the market.
     
  18. w154 Apr 11, 2016

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    Just picked up a quite original looking 7085, with what I assume is its original bracelet (?). It seems to run OK so hopefully a basic service will be enough to get it running perfectly. I don't know a huge amount about these though, so any advice on how much (or little) I should tidy up the bezel, crystal, hands, etc, would be great.
     
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  19. Momoleskine Apr 11, 2016

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    Except the crystal, everything is original on this watch, and in quite correct condition. Good find ! :)
     
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  20. w154 Apr 11, 2016

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    I would have guessed the crystal wasn't right as it feels thin, and should it have a cyclops for the date window anyway ? Is there a source for correct crystals ?

    The only shame is that I have a load of old Solvil and Titus crowns, a couple of which I thought may be big enough to have come from calypsomatics. They are quite a bit smaller than the crown on here though. This one measures 7.45mm, whereas the others are "only" 6.00mm for the left one and 6.35mm for the right one. Are either of them recognizable as calypsomatic crowns ?
     
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