Wittnauer Skin Diver 4000

Wittnauer Skin Diver 4000

SKU: VWS-1620

Here is a fabulous and rare all original Wittnauer Skin Diver 4000 from the mid sixties in a very large size for the era. The black dial is in very fine condition with very few signs of wear. It has yellow lume triangles at the poles and lume stripes for the hours in between. Some degradation of the lume can be seen. The baton hands have the same original lume and are in very fine condition. The seconds hand has a rectangular lume-filled tip to make it easier to see. The 3 o’clock window displays the date, which can be semi quick-set by first turning the hands through midnight so the date changes, then immediately turning the hands backwards to 19:30 and then forward through midnight again. Repeat as necessary.


The rotatable stainless steel bezel with a large lume dot at 0 is in fine condition with light overall wear. The stainless steel case has a radially brushed face and brushed sides and is in very fine condition, with only light overall wear. The stainless steel case back is in very fine condition, with a radially brushed finish and a few small marks and scratches.


The watch comes on an after market rubber diver strap of good quality.


Inside the watch, Wittnauer’s high grade C11KS movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in January 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


Wittnauer watches combined clean and timeless designs with top notch mechanics, and this watch is a wonderful testament to that legacy. The watch looks great on the wrist with its large size and beautiful dial and this is a watch you will love to wear.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    Wittnauer
    Model    Skin Diver
    Reference number 4000
    Code    VWS-1620
    Movement    Manual winding
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material    Rubber
    Year    1965 (Approximation)
    Condition    Very Good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Manual winding
    Movement/Caliber   Wittnauer C11KS
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    17
    Frequency 19800 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    38 x 47 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal   Plexiglass
    Dial    Black
    Dial numerals    Arabic numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Rubber
    Bracelet color    Black
    Lug width    19 mm 
    Clasp    Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-Set, Rotating bezel, Luminous hands, Luminous indices