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1960s Aquastar Genève 63 ref.1701


When you think about a vintage diving watch the image of patina on bronze surely comes to your mind. That’s what you get with this Aquastar 1701 diver and its amazing tropical dial. Add a rotating inner bezel and a vintage Tropic strap and you have a winner!

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  • High grade Aquastar signed (in yellow) automatic A.Schild 1701 caliber with sweep second and date indication at 3.
  • 18000 A/h, 42 hours of power reserve.
  • Steel case with screw-down caseback shows no deep damage and was probably polished at some point in the past.
  • 37,5 mm (without crown) / 43 mm (lug-to-lug) / 12mm (thick) / 19 mm (between lugs).
  • Original signed crown.
  • Two-way rotating inner metallic bezel activated with the crown (while winding or setting the time).
  • Acrylic crystal (not original) in great condition.
  • Aquastar signed screw-down caseback with reference 1701 and serial 283870.
  • Vintage Tropic black rubber strap.
  • Original grey sunburst dial with metal indices and tritium lume plots that has developed an awesome patina similar to the one found on vintage bronze diving equipment.
  • Original hours, minutes and seconds hands with tritium lume matching the patina on indices.
  • Light grey printings for “Aquastar Genève Starfish logo Automatic 200 Mètres 600 Feet”
A bit of history:

Jean Richard established Aquastar in 1962 as a sub brand. It focused on manufacturing water sports related watches, from dive models like the one shown here to the innovative Regatta (considered by many to be the first watch with a countdown timer).

The Aquastar 63 iconic case design with its flat surfaces, simple lines and its rectangular inner recess, became an obvious inspiration for several well known watches.

Additional information



When will I receive my new vintage watch?

We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.

Is the shipment insured?

Yes. Shipping cost includes insurance equivalent to the price you paid for the watch. It does not include shipping costs.

How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?

We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, bank wire transfers and Paypal. We rely on Paypal’s secure and trust-worthy platform to manage all credit card payments.

Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?

Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.

Where do you source the watches you sell?

In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.

Shipping & Payments


All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.

Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.

Payment methods

We accept he following safe and trustworthy payment methods:

  • Paypal: Pay with credit card  (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or with your own PayPal account. You will be redirected to the PayPal website after confirming your order. There you will have to confirm the payment. After the amount has cleared successfully, you will be sent back to our shop and receive an email from PayPal with your payment confirmation. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.
  • Bank wire transfer: If you would like to transfer funds directly from your bank account, please choose this method when processing your order. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email with bank account details. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.