French Difor Diver watch from the 1970s. Wild Lava red sunburst dial with inner & outer rotating bezels.


Item description: This scarce French production diver watch dates from the early 1970s, towards the end of the Difor Company. Large watch with chrome over brass case, and with a stainless steel case-back.  The watch with a lava red sunburst dial with calendar window at the 4.0 position. There is an inner rotating dial operated from the upper crown. To the outside there is a double bezel with outer black rotating bezel. Winding takes place from the lower crown. The watch fitted with a high quality brown leather strap  by the form of Robebelin & Graef.

Case size: 45mm x 45mm (excluding crowns)

Condition report: Overall very good to excellent condition. Case in good overall condition. Reverse showing some wear to the chrome. The stainless steel case-back in excellent condition with the engravings clear. The outer bezels surviving in particularly good condition for one of these watches. Clean, and with the numbering clear and readable. Beautiful original dial with light ageing.  Movement functioning.  The timepiece has been opened, so it should not be used near moisture or water without being checked and resealed by a qualified watchmaker.  The watch complete with a new brown leather strap.

Background to Difor: Difor is a French Watch manufacturer in business from 1960-1975. The factory was located in the heart of French watchmaking, Besancon. The company produced watches under three brand names: Difor, Difor Besançon, and Difor Suisse. During this time they made dive watches for the French military.