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

  1. pdxleaf ... Mar 15, 2023

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    How does one carefully remove a stain? A useful skill.
     
  2. JwRosenthal Mar 15, 2023

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    I can’t speak to Aaron’s technique, but these dials are satin finished and very durable (thank you Singer). A swab with a bit of water or even alcohol won’t mess them up. Don’t try that with a lacquered dial like a Seamaster- you look a them wrong and the lettering rubs off
     
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  3. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 15, 2023

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    Fortunately for me it was very light and as James said, the finish of the dial is really what saved me. It’s not 100% gone but I only just learned I could have been far more aggressive haha! That’s okay though because the crystal helps hide whatever was left behind :)

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  4. Anthony Lane Mar 15, 2023

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  5. JwRosenthal Mar 15, 2023

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    I don’t understand the words you are saying
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  6. Anthony Lane Mar 17, 2023

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    I know, I know. But I have already violated my "this is the last purchase of this year" twice already this year. I need to exercise some inkling of self control.
     
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  7. JwRosenthal Mar 17, 2023

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    Again…not understanding. Perhaps a bad Google translator.
     
  8. Anthony Lane Mar 17, 2023

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    I have gone poor
     
  9. Dsloan Mar 17, 2023

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    If it makes you feel better, I just completed my 4th 'last purchase of the year'. I'm averaging 1.33 per month.
     
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  10. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 17, 2023

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    I’m on my third in just as many months :thumbsup:

    I don’t think I fully grasp what the word “last” means and I can’t locate it in my dictionary… maybe I have a defective copy.
     
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  11. JwRosenthal Mar 17, 2023

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    That I understand! Right there with ya’ brother.
     
  12. JwRosenthal Mar 17, 2023

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    Nooo, they aren’t “real” watches because they weren’t “expensive” (we don’t talk about the cost of parts and service), so they don’t count. And it’s not like you’re buying a $5k watch..it’s just 5 $1k watches.
     
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  13. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 18, 2023

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    This was sold and delivered as not working but I can happily say I now have it up and running and it’s keeping great time! I also replaced the old but correct crown with a NOS correct crown, fabricated a bezel click spring (it was missing), and cleaned/sized the original bullet bracelet. Now just waiting for a NOS replacement crystal to arrive and this will be all set. This crystal has faint crazing that is present at the right angle. Super happy with this piece!

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  14. hmmmcamu Mar 18, 2023

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  15. JwRosenthal Mar 18, 2023

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    I see yours brought a friend.
     
  16. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 18, 2023

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    I have been looking for a replacement crown for mine forever. If you have a line on where I can find one then please drop me a pm. :thumbsup: top job on yours by the way
     
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  17. jantjewgm Mar 20, 2023

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    One of my favorite watches
     
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  19. hmmmcamu Apr 3, 2023

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    1973 [N3] Day and Date

    Tritium has turned a shade of Mustard Yellow
    Black dial has turned a shade of Chocolate brown / black
    on a JB Champion USA " BULLET " SS bracelet (for diver)
     
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  20. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Apr 6, 2023

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