1971 BULOVA DEEP SEA CHRONO

1971 BULOVA DEEP SEA CHRONO

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BEING OFFERED FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION IS MY COVETED 1971 BULOVA 666 DEEP SEA COKE-BEZEL CHRONOGRAPH....ONE OF THE NICEST DEVIL DIVER I'VE RUN ACROSS.

 

  • CASE: HEFTY SOLID STEEL SKIN-DIVER CASE IN SUPER SHARP CONDITION.   THIS GUY MEASURES A LARGE 38mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 47.5mm LUG TO LUG. THIS THING IS REALLY SHARP MAINTAINING ITS FACTORY BEVELS ON THE LUGS AND BRUSHING ON THE CASE-TOP. THERE ARE SOME VERY MINOR HAIRLINE SCRATCHES HERE AND THERE BUT NO DINGS AND DENTS. I'D RATE THIS ONE AT 9/10 CONDITION. THE BEZEL ON THIS ONE IS OUTSTANDING. SUCH A LUSCIOUS PINK COLORATION FROM THAT FADED RED SEGMENT. THIS BULOVA "B" CASE IS ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE ALL TIME FAVORITES BECAUSE OF THOSE SWOOPY LUGS AND THE LONG LUG TO LUG LENGTH WHICH MAKES THESE WEAR QUITE LARGE.

 

  • DIAL: I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW WELL PRESERVED THIS DIAL IS. FROM THE INKY BLACK ORIGINAL GLOSS DIAL TO THOSE BRILLIANT WHITE SUB-DIALS, IT'S A MIRACLE THAT THIS THING STILL LOOKS LIKE THIS AFTER 47 YEARS. 90% OF THESE BLACK DIAL'D VARIANTS HAVE EITHER GONE TROPICAL OR HAVE UNDERGONE SIGNIFICANT CRACKING/BUBBLING. TO FIND ONE LIKE THIS IS A SUPER RARITY. IT'S AS IF THIS THING WAS CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN FOR ALMOST 5 DECADES. EVEN THE LUME ON THE HANDS IS SUPER CLEAN WITH JUST THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF PATINA CONSISTENT WITH THE TRITIUM ON THE DIAL MARKERS. THE TANGERINE CHRONO HAND HAS MAINTAINED ITS VIBRANT COLOR. THERE IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF PAINT LOSS TOWARDS THE BASE OF THE HAND, BUT YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT. THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL HAS A FEW HAIRLINE SCRATCHES THAT I'VE MAINLY BUFFED OUT BUT NONE OF THAT CRAZING YOU NORMALLY FIND ON THESE. ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS SLEEK DIVE CHRONO IS  POWERED BY THE VENERABLE VALJOUX 7733. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN . THE CHRONO WORKS CRISPLY AND THE TIME KEEPING IS SPOT ON. WATCH WINDS SMOOTHLY AND HOLDS A SOLID POWER RESERVE. 

 

  • THIS ONE COMES ON ITS ORIGINAL SWISS TROPIC RUBBER STRAP WHICH IS A TOTAL BONUS. THIS IS A FINE SPECIMEN OF A 666 CHRONO, AND ONE THAT YOU'LL LIKELY NEVER FIND AGAIN IN THIS CONDITION. IF YOU WANT THE PERFECT DEVIL-DIVER TO SHOW OFF TO ALL YOUR WATCH NERD FRIENDS, THIS IS THE ONE.