Francisco Fernandez alias Curro, Spaniard of Andalusian origins but born in Switzerland, I’ve always been interested in watches since I was a child. Since I can remember, I have always possessed more than one watch and as I became a collector, the dilemma of which one to wear became huge. I discovered the world of vintage watches in the late 1990’s, first dealing with japanese chronographs and then Swiss, Japanese and French diving watches.
Lately, as hunting for watches has become more and more exciting, it was a logical step to create 2DIVEorNOT2DIVE in order to share the passion of precious vintage timepieces and also the glorious lore that surrounds them: the feats and lives of adventurers like Cousteau, Jacques Mayol, Enzo Maiorca and many others. That said, the collection has been created with a “snow ball effect”; sacrificing a watch in order to buy another one as the taste evolved or the orientation or the collection moved from chronographs to divers.
Some of the watches here have gone deep or not so deep in the Mediterranean Sea, many others – the chronographs – didn’t or can’t anymore but they all show their origins as tools, as instruments, demonstrating that fascinating solidity and sturdiness, and sometimes simplicity & readability that we see when we deal with a diving watch…
…not to mention the fact that they tell the time quite precisely!