RARE~1963 BULOVA 666 SUPERCOMPRESSOR~WITH MILITARY PROVENANCE

RARE~1963 BULOVA 666 SUPERCOMPRESSOR~WITH MILITARY PROVENANCE

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FOR SALE IS A SUPER RARE 1963 BULOVA 314 666 DEVIL DIVER  EPSA SUPERCOMPRESSOR WHICH BELONGED TO A  NAVY LIEUTENANT WHO SERVED ON THE USS INTREPID DURING VIETNAM.

 

  • CASE: SHARP ALL-STEEL EPSA SUPERCOMPRESSOR CASE MEASURING 36mm ACROSS CASE NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL DOUBLE SIGNED BULOVA CROWNS.  CASE IS IN HONEST CONDITION WITH HAIRLINES THROUGHOUT AND SOME SMALL DINGS BUT NO EVIDENCE OF EVER HAVING BEEN POLISHED. 

 

  • DIAL: AS CLASSIC AS THEY COME!! CHECK OUT THIS AGED GLOSS BLACK DIAL WHICH HAS DEFINITELY SEEN SOME ACTION. THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE OF WEAR THROUGHOUT THE DIAL WHICH GIVES THIS A COOL ROUGH AND TUMBLE LOOK. SUCH AN IMPACTFUL AND HIGHLY LEGIBLE LAYOUT WITH THE 12/3/6/9 ARABIC NUMERALS AND JUST 1 LINE OF TEXT. THE AGED LUME MATCHES NICELY FROM THE DIAL PLOTS TO THAT ON THOSE YELLOWED WHITE SYRINGE STYLE HANDS. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT ROTATING INNER BEZEL(CONTROLLED BY THE TOP CROWN) WITH THE BOLD SILVER MARKINGS AND THE INTACT TRIANGULAR LUME PIP AT 12.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS BULOVA RUNS ON A CLASSIC IN-HOUSE 11ALAC AUTOMATIC WHICH IS SUPER CLEAN AND KEEPING GREAT TIME. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN BUT WATCH HAS BEEN PERFORMING GREAT FOR WEEKS OF ON/OFF WRIST OBSERVATION.

 

  • WATCH COMES ON A GREY SUEDE VINTAGE STYLE LEATHER STRAP WHICH BRINGS OUT THE RUGGED NATURE OF THIS BEAST. IF THE RARITY AND SHEER CHARM OF THIS FELLOW DOESN'T WIN YOU OVER, THEN ITS HISTORY SURE WILL. THIS BELONGED TO JUDGE JIMM LARRY HENDREN WHO SERVED IN THE US DISTRICT COURT OF ARKANSAS. HE PURCHASED THIS WATCH DURING HIS MILITARY SERVICE AND WORE IT AS NAVAL LIEUTENANT SERVING ON THE FAMOUS USS INTREPID DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. THIS AIRCRAFT CARRIER WAS STATIONED IN THE GULF OF TONKIN, OPERATING OFF BOTH THE DIXIE AND YANKEE STATIONS.  THE USS INTREPID IS NOW A DECOMMISSIONED MUSEUM PIECE WHICH CAN BE VISITED IN MANHATTAN ON THE HUDSON RIVER. THIS CLASSIC DIVER LOOKS AMAZING AND DEFINITELY HAS SOME STORIES TO TELL. ON THE INSIDE CASEBACK, JUDGE HENDREN ACTUALLY INSCRIBED HIS NAME ON THE PERIPHERY. THIS IS NOT A MODEL YOU SEE COME AROUND OFTEN, AND TO HAVE SOME MILITARY PROVENANCE REALLY ADDS TO ITS LORE. BULOVA ONLY MADE THESE SUPER COMPRESSORS FOR 3 YEARS, AND THEY ARE GETTING REALLY HARD TO SOURCE. OWN A PIECE OF ESSENTIAL NAVAL HISTORY!