- BandFabric Strap
- Case MaterialSteel
- ConditionBrand New
Orfina Royal Navy Kampfschwimmer Flat Crystal
Kampfschwimmer translates to “Navy Diver”. The Kampfschwimmer is a truly outstanding and unique looking watch. Whilst it is advertised as a flat crystal, it is very slightly domed, but certainly flat in comparison to the pagoda crystal version. It is an incredible looking and very striking watch that is a guaranteed talking point as it is something of a remarkable looking wristwatch. It is a retro looking watch and reminiscent of early pioneering divers watches.
In the days before sophisticated crown, gas escape valves and sealing mechanisms, the crystals needed to be very thick to prevent them from cracking under submergence or re-surfacing pressures. However this one has got a regular flat crystal opposed to the Pagoda heavy domed crystal on the model shown below. This type of design was seen on early Rolexes and also on Panerai’s. The numbers are also large and bold to allow for maximum legibility maintaining the retro diver’s look. The movement is mechanical with hand winding ETA Unitas caliber 6497. It has 17 jewels and beats at 18,000 half vibration per hour. The case is stainless steel with, Pagoda magnifying crystal which is made of hardened mineral glass. Attractive coin edge bezel to add to the retro look to the watch.
The case back is held in place with six screws. It is waterproof to 50 meters. The dial is mat black, with tritium luminous numbers. It comes in leatherette presentation box with warranty card and 1 year warranty. Diameters 46 mm excluding crown, 50 mm including crown, lug to lug is 54 mm and thickness of case is 12 mm, total thickness including pagoda glass apex is 20 mm. Orfina reference 2101 B Ref. ORF 06 £485 or US 5