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VINTAGE BULOVA 666 ... the devil diver ...

  1. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 1, 2017

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    Bulova Oceanographer Snorkel 666ft.

    the photos i have shared are vintage pieces [Bulova is considering a reissue for 2018 for 3 of their vintage models, the Bullhead, The Red and White Surfboard dial Diver Chronograph, and last but not least ... the Devil Diver]

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  2. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 1, 2017

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  3. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 1, 2017

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  4. alam

    alam Nov 1, 2017

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    Just in case you need their services. :D btw, cool watches! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. dx009

    dx009 Nov 1, 2017

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    Very interesting choice for indexes... Do they have lume underneath ?
     
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  6. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 1, 2017

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    yes ... the LUME was placed underneath the Baton [posts] ... causing the entire marker to glow when it was new
     
  7. alam

    alam Nov 1, 2017

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  8. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 1, 2017

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    I would be inclined to say .... that they might re issue all 3 models .... .... their re issue of the so called MOON watch was done in quartz .... I hope they do these in mechanical Automatic this time ....
     
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  9. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 1, 2017

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    I prefer the 60's version - mine is from 1963...

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    But if they do a decent job on the re-issue I might consider it.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  10. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 1, 2017

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    if the re issues are done in quartz .... it would be a NO BUY for myself
     
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  11. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 1, 2017

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    I voted Surfboard...
     
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  12. kippyk

    kippyk Nov 1, 2017

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    Surfboard then the Devil...
     
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  13. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Nov 1, 2017

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    I would be down for a Devil Diver myself. Love the looks of the no date. Missed a good example offered here a while back, but I do own a beat up version of the Caravelle. I love it, someday should find an example that isn’t so beat - but maybe it would no longer be as cool?

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  14. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 8, 2017

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    into the DEEP ...
     
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  15. w154

    w154 Nov 10, 2017

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    I jumped on a buy-it-now Bulova 666 chrono a few weeks ago on US eBay and it just landed here in Germany. It was clear from the sellers pics it was going to be problematical, but I think it isn't as bad as it could have been and it was only €100 so it didn't break the bank.

    Anyway, now it's here I wondered if it's worth the cost to get it fixed. I actually quite like the dial, but I think it's fair to say that it's damaged rather than tropical. There's been a leak by the crown / pushers as there's rust on the movement, but I have a 7733 donor so I reckon I could get it fixed and serviced for around €250-300, so €350-400 all in. Do you guys think it's worth the effort ? And is there any love here for this knackered dial, or should I try and go find a good condition or NOS one to replace it ?

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  16. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Nov 10, 2017

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    I love the dial and think if you can get it going all in around $500 you have yourself a pretty awesome piece. I wouldn’t do a dial swap or bezel swap, leave it all original (minus the rust on the movement). When it’s done, post pictures. If you hate it, I call preemptive dibs.
     
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  17. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Nov 10, 2017

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    Valjoux 7733 ... a great workhorse of a movement ... also the handset in ur watch is correct for the piece
     
  18. TexOmega

    TexOmega Nov 10, 2017

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    Mine’s fading to chocolate very nicely

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    But yours has the lolipop
     
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  19. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Nov 11, 2017

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    I have always liked my lowly piece which I confess was purchased on a well known auction site in the early hours of the morning after a somewhat sociable evening with friends ::facepalm2::

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  20. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Nov 11, 2017

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    and then there were these things... from 1980, at least it has a cool depth gauge, sorta makes up for it being quartz!

    that and it was real cheap, NOS, from a retired Bulova dealer.

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