The Dacor watch company was a well know Swiss brand producing high quality watches with their heyday being the 1960’s and 1970’s. They bought in other companies movements, dials and cases and branded them as their own, most famously (as they were predominantly a Dive watch company) their affiliation with Blancpain, using their cases, movements and dials in the Dacor Bathyscaphe.
Although relatively unknown now when new they were premium quality Swiss watches and although they sold very small numbers compared to the big manufactures like Breitling, Omega and Rolex the quality was equally as good.
This Dacor Diver/ Explorer watch dates to around 1968, it is in simply time warp condition and comes complete with its original box and even its original tropic band. The watch is a very wearable 36mm excluding the crown and has an amazing feel on the wrist, bringing together the gloss high visibility dial of the divers range with a more explorer style case, non the less still water resistant to 200M.
The watch is quite simply stunning, the high visibility dial and matching original broad arrow hands have aged to a wonderful honey patina and are contrasted by the sturdy all stainless steel case. The Dacor 17 jewel automatic movement is working exactly as it should and like the rest of the watch is in time warp condition.
A must for the sportsman or the investor and a watch that is sure to receive many admiring glances for a fraction of the price of the period equivalent Rolex Explorer but with all the build quality and finesse.