In addition to being a super cool, Super Compressor dive watch, this piece is notable for two things: 1) it’s remarkably well preserved condition, and 2) the addition of the “Cape-Horn” script on the dial at 6 O’clock. While Hamilton Super Compressors are not too difficult to find, most of the examples contain no script at 6 O’clock. Occasionally, you’ll find examples designated “automatic”. The “Cape-Horn” designation is rather unusual and makes these particular examples highly collectible and distinctive in the world of vintage Super Compressors. Our friends over at Worn & Wound did a nice write up on the Super Compressor case and rounded up many cool examples from various manufacturers. They feature a Hamilton “automatic”. Here’s the link.
Case: Stainless steel screw back case Super Compressor diving case. Case is crisp with all of its original lines intact. May be unpolished. Some wrist wear to the caseback.
Inner rotating diver’s bezel.
Crown: Twin, original crosshatched crowns. The top crown rotates the diver’s bezel. The bottom crown sets the time.
Dial: Original, factory finished dial is a real beauty . The luminous material in the hands and the triangle in the bezel appear to be original, while the hour markers may have been relumed at some point.
Crystal: Original acrylic crystal recently polished.
Movement: Automatic winding Hamilton 694A, which was specially modified to Hamilton’s specs from a base ETA 2472.
Recently serviced by our master watchmaker.
This watch is no longer water resistant, and should be kept dry.
Dimensions: 43mm x 36 mm without crown; 40mm with crown. 18mm strap.
Band: Pictured on a padded black leather strap.
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