LEGENDARY~1969  VIETNAM ERA CARAVELLE 666FT SEA-HUNTER~SERVICED

LEGENDARY~1969 VIETNAM ERA CARAVELLE 666FT SEA-HUNTER~SERVICED

Regular price $0.69 Sale

FOR SALE IS A PATINA QUEEN 1969 BULOVA-CARAVELLE 666FT SEA-HUNTER SKIN-DIVER FRESH FROM A SERVICE AND SIGNED 4X

 

  • CASE: SLEEK AND SEXY ALL-STEEL CASE MEASURING A NICE 37mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 45mm LUG TO LUG. CASE IS IN GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES INTACT AND UNPOLISHED.  THERE ARE SOME SLIGHT DINGS AND SCRATCHES ON THE CASE SIDES, BUT THEY ONLY REMIND YOU THAT THIS DUDE HAS DONE SOME LIVING.  THIS IS ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DIVE CASES OF THE ERA WITH THOSE SWOOPY WIDE SHOULDERED LUGS THAT CURVE AROUND NICELY ON THE WRIST.  ROTATING BEZEL IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE AND ROTATES SMOOTHLY WITH JUST THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF FRICTION. 

 

  • DIAL: IF YOU LIKE A HEAVY DOSE OF PATINA ON YOUR DIVE DIALS, THIS IS YOUR BOY.  THIS FACE IS AGED TO PERFECTION.  I JUST LOVE THAT BURNT SUGAR AGED TRITIUM LUME ON THOSE MARKERS.  THIS IS THE MORE RARE EARLY RENDITION OF THE SEA-HUNTER DIAL WITH THE 3-LINED TEXT AND THAT KILLER DAUPHINE HANDSET.   ONE OF THE CLASSIC DIVE DIALS OF THE 60s.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS SEA-HUNTER RUNS ON THE BULLETPROOF JAPANESE MADE 11DP MOVEMENT WHICH HAS BEEN RECENTLY SERVICED.  IT RUNS BUTTER SMOOTH AND KEEPS EXCELLENT TIME..  

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A FLAT TEXTURED ONE PIECE CALF STRAP WHICH REALLY FITS THE SALTY CHARACTER OF THIS OL' DEVIL.  THE SEA-HUNTER IS THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE CARAVELLE DEVIL-DIVER(666) LINE.  I LIKE TO COMPARE THESE TO THE TITUS CALYPSOMATIC DIVERS OF THE SAME ERA WHICH HAD A VERY SIMILAR CASE SIZE/SHAPE AND STYLE....HOWEVER, THOSE NOW ARE GOING FOR UP TO $2500 FOR GOOD EXAMPLES.  WITH THE INFLATION AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF WATCHES SUCH AS THE CALYPSOMATIC AND THE EARLY ROLEX SUBMARINERS, I SEE THE SEA-HUNTERS BECOMING A SOLID INVESTMENT AND FANTASTIC VALUE CONSIDERING THEIR DEVILISH STYLE AND ROCK-SOLID BUILD QUALITY.  THIS IS A SUPER FINE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE VINTAGE DIVE WATCH "MUST-HAVES"