RARE~PRE-666 1969 BULOVA DEEP SEA GHOST DIVE-CHRONO

RARE~PRE-666 1969 BULOVA DEEP SEA GHOST DIVE-CHRONO

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COMING AT YOU IS A CRAZY COOL 1969 PRE-666 EARLY RUN DEEP SEA CHRONOGRAPH IN AWESOME CONDITION WITH A SPOOKY GHOST BEZEL. 

  • CASE: HEFTY C-SHAPED BULOVA DIVER CASE IN AWESOME AND SHARP CONDITION.   NO EVIDENCE OF THIS ONE EVER HAVING BEEN POLISHED WITH ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES INTACT. THIS GUY MEASURES A LARGE 38mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL CROWN BY 45mm LUG TO LUG. THE BEZEL IS WHAT GIVES THIS ONE SOME COOL INTRIGUE. THIS ONE HAS SERIOUSLY GHOSTED OUT TO A VERY PALE LIGHT GREY/BLUE HUE THAT IS JUST LOVELY. BEZEL ROTATES BIDIRECTIONALLY ALBEIT A BIT STIFFLY. THE LUMED PIP STILL HAS SOME OF ITS ORIGINAL TRITIUM INTACT WHICH IS A TOTAL BONUS. I LOVE THE WAY THESE WEAR ON THE WRIST...SQUAT AND IN-CHARGE!!!

  • DIAL: SO LUSCIOUS AND LOVELY. THIS NICELY PRESERVED DIAL LOOKS ABSOLUTELY THE CATS MEOW. I LOVE THAT DARK GREYISH BLUE FINISH WHICH HAS HELD UP AMAZINGLY. THOSE CREAMY WHITE SUBDIALS REALLY POP ESPECIALLY WITH THOSE BLACK HANDS. SUBDIALS DO HAVE SOME MILD TONING WHICH GIVES THIS A NICE AGED PATINA THAT LOOKS GREAT WITH THAT BEZEL. THE HANDSET ON THIS IS PARTICULARLY CLEAN AND SHARP WITH THE TRITIUM LUME LOOKING MIGHTY BRIGHT AND CUSTARDY FOR BEING ALMOST 50 YEARS OLD. THE LUME MATCHES PERFECTLY WITH THOSE INTACT LUME PLOTS ON THE DIAL. THE CRYSTAL IS THE ORIGINAL HI-DOME IN INCREDIBLE CONDTION WITH NO SCRATCHES, CRACKS, OR CRAZING. 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS SLEEK DIVE CHRONO IS  POWERED BY THE VENERABLE VALJOUX 7733. THE CHRONO WORKS CRISPLY AND THE TIME KEEPING IS SPOT ON. WATCH WINDS SMOOTHLY AND CARRIES A SOLID POWER RESERVE. HOWEVER, I DO NOT KNOW THE SERVICE HISTORY. 

 

THIS SHARKY DEEP SEA DEVIL IS MOUNTED ON A DARK BROWN HEAVY DUTY LEATHER STRAP WHICH LOOKS GREAT WITH THAT PATINA. THE DEVIL DIVER SERIES OF WATCHES, NICKNAMED FOR THE 666 WATER RESISTANCE MARKING, ARE SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER VINTAGE DIVERS. THIS 1969 OFFERING IS MOST LIKELY THE FIRST RUN FOR THIS MODEL AS WE SEE VERY FEW FROM '69. IN ADDITION, THEY ONLY MADE A HANDFUL OF THESE WITHOUT THE 666 DESIGNATION ON THE DIAL. I LOVE THE GHOST BEZEL AND THE EXCELLENT CONDITION OF THE CASE AND DIAL WHICH MAKES THIS A SOLID EXAMPLE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE DIVE CHRONOS. 

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