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Barracuda watch

Post by kahuna74 on 2013-03-20, 19:42

This is my newest watch. It is a Vintage Barracuda Brand Diver's watch build in Hong Kong. The Chinese quartz Movement was replaced with a new one, The new one is a Swiss ETA 955.124 Movement. The watch is 44mm from the #9 to the crown and 46mm Lug to Lug. The watch is 10mm thick. It also has had new seals, gaskets installed and pass a water-pressure test. Seems like a lot to spend on a vintage Hong Kong built watch yet I find this thing to be built really well. Solid S/S case and with all the improvements she should last a long time. And hey, if Doxa can do it for a couple of Grand I can do for less than two Hundred.


I think the Dial looks like a Seiko Dial.



Back showing ETA movement before water -pressure test and after rebuild is complete. Pictures are not my pic's, they where taken by Carlo's the watch smith.
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Post by eddiea on 2013-03-20, 21:57

A fun project, nice looking diver for very little...well done!!
Believe Hamilton used the 955.124 in a Khaki in the past, the 955.124 has been discontinued and replaced by the ETA 955.122...still, it is a solid movement.

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Post by kahuna74 on 2013-03-20, 22:31

Thank you eddiea, I am trying to find some info on this brand, nothing so far on the net. This is one of my most fun watches in a few years I think. One of the reasons I enjoy this Hobby so much. I am waiting on a Hamilton diver from Carlo's right now and will post some pic's when it get here.
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