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VINTAGE BULOVA Divers 666ft. ... the devil diver ...

  1. hmmmcamu Sep 15, 2022

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  6. JwRosenthal Sep 15, 2022

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    Lugs are 17.5 so 18 won’t work. That said, 17.25-17.45 will all work on these and there are a plenty of vintage in that range? Don’t expect perfection in fit, bracelets from this period never fit perfectly- if you can’t get a piece of construction paper through the gap- you are close enough.
     
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  7. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Sep 23, 2022

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    Things are slowly coming together for this one. Just received the bracelet and crystal. Now all I need is a new crown (if anyone has one or direction to one, that would be greatly appreciated). Also just waiting on a crystal press to arrive

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  8. kaapstadflaneur Sep 24, 2022

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    @bristnj A simply beautiful example. I've been looking a decent Snorkel J on-and-off for a few years.

    Please allow me to call dibs in the unlikely case you ever decide to part with it. Cheers!
     
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  9. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Oct 1, 2022

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    Just an update on my '67 666

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    Still need a correct crown but I really like how this is coming together.
     
  10. hmmmcamu Oct 24, 2022

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    1969
     
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  13. hmmmcamu Dec 2, 2022

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    BULOVA 666FEET DIVER
    case ref# 386


    The first snorkel variant case ref# 386 this model uses the earlier bulged (curved top) waterproof crown, with tear drop end seconds pylon, the " snorkel " text on dial was introduced on later models ... in the 70's the snorkel " oceanographer " line was added.





     
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  14. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Dec 2, 2022

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    Stunner.
     
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  15. morethan1 Dec 2, 2022

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    it's growing on me
     
  16. hmmmcamu Dec 5, 2022

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    case ref# 386
    The first SNORKEL variant ...



     
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  17. FL390 Dec 5, 2022

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    208D650E-5D04-47CF-A1C9-1B43ED3B36D3.jpeg Man, you guys are going to get me into collecting vintage Bulova/Accutron again….I LOVE that 386….:(
     
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  18. RevZMan123 Dec 6, 2022

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    My wife fell in love with these over the weekend ... already have JW helping with a look and a few ebay searches.
     
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  19. hmmmcamu Dec 6, 2022

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    a little TLC and maintenance on the SNORKEL J ...
     
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  20. Dsloan Dec 6, 2022

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    I've got a couple of vintage Bulovas already, but seeing JW's collection definitely got me excited about hunting down more.
     
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