James Smith (@thejames80 on Instagram) is a longtime Worn & Wound reader and watch enthusiast who has contributed to the site a few times before. Back in 2018 he reviewed the 6B MKIII Scramble, and before that he took us through his Seiko SPB053. James has also appeared on the Worn & Wound podcast as part of the “Ask the Collectors” series. Today, James is back with a post about an unusual and interesting vintage dive watch from an obscure brand nearly lost to time, the Nitella All Resist.
With all the scrolling and searching online (I call this “trolling for watches”), sometimes you come across something you have never seen before and you know that it is worth a closer look. That is what happened when I came across this Nitella All Resist vintage diver, which also happened to be for sale. While I was drawn in by the classic skindiver case, there were a few additional photographs within the sales post that caught my attention – a second full inner watch case! That’s right, this one has two sets of crystals, crowns, and casebacks. After a bit of further research, I decided to go through with the purchase. For a refresher on the term skindiver, take a look at this article by Sean Lorentzen.
Let’s get to the details on this Nitella.
Nitella All Resist
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Dial: Glossy Black
- Dimensions: 38 x 48 x 14mm
- Crystal: Acrylic
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Crown: Screw down
- Movement: A. Schild 1580
- Strap/bracelet: Fixoflex Stretch Bracelet
- Lume: Tritium
- Lug Width: 20mm