STARRY NIGHT~1971 BULOVA 666 COKE BEZEL CHRONO

STARRY NIGHT~1971 BULOVA 666 COKE BEZEL CHRONO

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COMING AT YOU IS A CRAZY COOL 1971 BULOVA 666 DEVIL DIVER CHRONOGRAPH WITH AN INTERGALACTIC STARRY NIGHT BLACK DIAL AND GROOVY GHOTSTLY COKE BEZEL.

 

  • CASE: HEFTY SOLID STEEL SKIN-DIVER CASE IN VERY GOOD UNPOLISHED 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 IS SOME MINOR PITTING ON THE CASEBACK AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE PHOTOS. THE BEZEL ON THIS ONE IS SIMPLY DREAMY. JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF GHOST FADE ON THE RED PORTION OF THIS COCA-COLA RENDITION. 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: THIS THING IS PURE INSANITY. I'VE SEEN THIS AGING PATTERN ON THIS EXACT DIAL MANY TIMES AND MAKES ME THING THAT IT HAS TO DO WITH THE TYPE OF LACQUER THAT BULOVA PUT ON THESE BLACK DIAL'D VARIANTS AND HOW THEY REACTED WITH THE AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT OVER DECADES. IT HAS AN EVEN "STARRY NIGHT" SPECKLING TO IT THAT LOOKS TOTALLY STUNNING IN ALL LIGHTING CONDITIONS. SO COOL!!! THE WHITE PRINT IS NICE AND CRISP AND COMPLETELY INTACT AS ARE THE CREME COLORED SUBDIALS. NICE CARAMEL TONES IN THE LUME PATINA ON BOTH THE DIAL AND HANDS. THE TANGERINE SWEEPER GIVES A NICE BRIGHT AND VIBRANT POP OF COLOR TO THIS BEAUTY. CRYSTAL DOES HAVE SOME INTERNAL CRAZING TO IT WHICH CAN BE SEEN ONLY AT CERTAIN ANGLES UNDER THE RIGHT LIGHTING BUT IS OVERALL VERY CLEAR AND IS THE ORIGINAL(AND HARD TO SOURCE) BULOVA HI DOME, SO I DIDN'T BOTHER REPLACING.

 

  • 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 CARRIES A SOLID POWER RESERVE. CHRONO OCCASIONALLY RESETS A MILLIMETER TO THE RIGHT OF ZERO.

 

  • THIS COKE BEZEL'D BEAUTY IS MOUTNED ON A SUPPLE MINIMALIST LEATHER STRAP WHICH WEARS SUPER COMFY ON THIS OL'DEVIL. THIS DIVE CHRONO "B" VARIANT IS SUCH A FUN EXAMPLE. WHILE IT MAY NOT BE MINT CONDITION, IT HAS AGED IN SUCH A GORGEOUS WAY THAT I ALMOST PREFER IT. THIS IS WHAT VINTAGE WATCH COLLECTING IS ABOUT RIGHT HERE. YOU LOOK AT THIS THING AND YOU IMAGINE ALL THE COOL THINGS IT HAS LIVED THROUGH. WHILE STILL LOOKING TIGHT AND SHARP, THIS ONE HAS SO MUCH FRIGGIN CHARACTER.