1970 Bulova Accutron Deep Sea 666 ft. Divers "Deep Six" Bakelite Coke Bezel Vintage Mens Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5751

Launched in 1960, the Accutron at the time was the world's first fully electric watch and the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever devised. They are remarkable watches with a fascinating story - the tuning fork technology was originally developed for NASA because of its accuracy and had to be hidden from the Russians.

The Accutron was so accurate that the U.S. government asked Bulova to delay the release of the cutting edge movement for fear the technology may fall into the hands of the Russians. An Accutron watch movement sits on the moon's Sea of Tranquility today, in an instrument placed there in 1969 by Apollo 11 astronauts.

Today's offering features this rare and very cool Accutron Deep sea in a diver's case with elapsed time bezel. It is a great looking and exotic example of an Accutron. It is fully original down to the dial, bakelite bezel, all hands, and original crown. We installed a brand new correct style crystal and will include the watches original crystal with the auction.

Here are some of the watch's features:
  • Uncommon and desirable so-called "Deep Six" model with revolving bakelite elapsed time bezel
  • Originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory)
  • Quick-setting date function
  • Easy to read luminous dial
  • It never needs winding - a remarkable feat fifty years ago
  • Full size 40mm Deep Sea divers style screw back case

Our watchmaker has just performed any needed servicing and has installed a new new battery. Accompanying the watch is its original Accutron box/display case. Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

This a rare and exotic watch with a legendary movement available for under $1,000.

  • Manufacturer: Bulova
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Serial no.: 160,802
  • Year built: c. 1970
  • Model: Ref. 702-1
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Elapsed Time, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Excellent unpolished condition
  • Dimensions: 40mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 45mm long lug-tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Mint original condition with pleasing even toning of the luminous
  • Hands: Original, luminous steel baton and broad arrow with original white and red-tipped seconds
  • Band: Handcrafted leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Servicing: Our watchmaker has just performed any needed servicing and has installed a new new battery.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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