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

  1. w154 Nov 11, 2017

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    That just reminded me of something that I'd completely forgotten about...

    Back in the Spring there was a big auction in Switzerland that was selling off watches and watch parts as a liquidation of some company. One of the lots contained a really interesting looking Bulova Accutron diver with perhaps a bezel lock. I searched at the time and came up with nothing, and as it looked NOS and as the dial was rotated (and as it came from an industry liquidation) I figured it might be a prototype. I bid but was the underbidder, and forgot about it until the post above triggered something in my mind...

    Anyway, has anyone here seen similar before ?

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  2. WYO_Watch Nov 21, 2017

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    I have not seen one before, but I like the fancy red button :thumbsup: there are a bunch of these devil divers - I just passed along a Pepsi bezeled oceanographer 333. And also have a woman’s and man’s white track Caravelle Devil Diver set.

    Anyone have any devil divers with Germany dials? I saw this one on Ebay not sell a few times before the seller dropped the price. Wife is out of town... so I bought her a present :whistling:

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  3. bristnj Nov 22, 2017

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    I am with @Archer , Mine is ca. 1967
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  4. watch3s Nov 22, 2017

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    gah mine needs to get here!
     
  5. watch3s Nov 25, 2017

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    finally

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    took that leather off and put on aftermarket oyster

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  6. Holma20 Nov 25, 2017

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    DO IT !!!!

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  7. TexOmega Nov 25, 2017

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  8. Professor Nov 25, 2017

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    I picked up a grungy Gold (plated/Filled?) 1963 ladies self winding recently, dirt cheap just to try my hand at restoring it. After cleaning the exterior and letting it run for several days the watch began keeping perfect time and the self winding feature works fine. I got a nice leather band for it and gave it to my sister. The original gold band was fine but too small for her wrist.
    Only actual damage was a scuffed crystal that took about ten minutes to polish out.

    I suspect the crystal got scruffed not long after the watch was bought and the owner just put it away in a drawer and forgot about it.

    Anyway this got me interested in the Bulova watches.
    Lately I've see several Bulova Seaking "Whale" models on sale but haven't found any information on these. Perhaps a dress watch for those who spend some of their time at sea?
     
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  9. w154 Nov 26, 2017

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    If I do, then we'll have a pair of twins ! Yours look great :thumbsup:
     
  10. hmmmcamu Dec 5, 2017

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    IN THE NEWS ,,,,

    BASELWORLD PREVIEW: BULOVA ANNOUNCES REISSUE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHER “DEVIL DIVER” ... the watch will be formally unveiled at Baselworld next year, there will be two iterations of the watch. The first will be a general release model, and the second will be a limited edition (limited to 666 pieces) with a special orange dial. 30 of those will feature personalized case backs with the A/S [analog shift] logo and will come with an extra strap.

    in honor of this news .... here are my Vintage Oceanographers Snorkel 666ft. variant G
     
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  11. Terrypo Dec 5, 2017

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  12. tritto Dec 5, 2017

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    Not the model to be reissued, but here is my Devil Diver - an Accutron.
     
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  13. hmmmcamu Dec 5, 2017

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    she looks like she is in good shape .... added fact that U are fortunate that ur watch has from ur photo ..... a JB Champion bracelet USA ... ???? ..... the bracelet the watch is originally paired with and mounted on ....
     
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  14. hmmmcamu Dec 5, 2017

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    so very clean with crisp lines .... nice !!!!
     
  15. Terrypo Dec 5, 2017

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    Thanks
    Yes, it is the JB Champion, still has the blue protective coating in the case back as well.
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  16. khanmu Dec 12, 2017

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    Ah - so you got it! I had seen it, was thinking about it, then it sold.. should have trusted my instincts and worried about explaining it to the wife later... :( glad it went to someone on here tho ...
     
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  17. khanmu Dec 12, 2017

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    Sorry I’m a bit late to the party, here’s mine, just got it back from a service - it came with the original box too, which I’ve never seen...

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  18. WYO_Watch Dec 12, 2017

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    We could always trade ::love:: lovely watch
     
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  19. tritto Dec 12, 2017

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    This one has been kicking around on a local sales platform (Gumtree) for months at too high a price. When I read about the reissue I dropped the seller a line with a more reasonable offer, given the condition (either blackened lume on the hands, or no lume at all). If I don't like it I can flip it, and it may just experience a rise in value when the reissue comes out. Out for delivery today!
     
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  20. hmmmcamu Dec 26, 2017

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    Bulova 666
     
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