What Watch Are You Wearing Today?

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A new arrival for me today, unfortunately I can't wear as I have broken my wrist :(

It's a Jenny (pronounced yenny) Caribbean 1500 dating from 1969. I was lucky enough to buy it from the original owner.

The Caribbean 1000 is famous for being the first watch to be water proof to 1000 metres (3300 feet) This, the 1500 is bigger by 2mm (42mm) than the 1000 model and as indicated on the dial has the "High Swing" movement. This is a ETA 2724 and was ETA's first movement to beat at 28,800(high beat)
The high water resistance is made possible through having a Monoblock case, this means that it is a one piece case and the movement is loaded through the front of the case. No case back eliminates a possible entry point for water.
The crystal is 5mm thick to withstand the pressure and has 3 separate O ring seals to seal it. A screw down crown also assists with its water resistance.
A uni-directional bezel completes this lovely watch.

These vintage dive watches have become very collectable and I'm over the moon with this. It's in excellent condition :)

 
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OK, as the Post Your Watches thread has revealed quite a number of enthusiastic watch owners, how about a WRUW thread to show off today's, and every day's, wrist wear?

Two for me today.

My G-Shock for picking up and inevitably messing about with the Mrs' new motorbike:



Then, once all the hands-on stuff is done it'll be back to my usual weekend watch, the Speedmaster (Moonwatch):



What are you wearing today?
First time posting on here as only just joined. Didn't expect to be posting about watches but I'm wearing my Seiko SRP581
 
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