1970 Bulova Deep Sea 666 ft. Divers Vintage Mens Ghost Coke Bezel Chronograph Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5734

One of the iconic mid-century American watch companies was Bulova headquartered in New York City. Though the company had a movement factory in Switzerland, to use the cliche, their offerings were as American as baseball and apple pie and could be found on many Americans' wrists. In 1941 Bulova ran the world's first TV commercial: a simple ad showing an outline of the United States with a superimposed Bulova clock and the caption "America Runs on Bulova Time".

Today's offering showcases this cool Accutron Deep Sea "666" Feet in a diver's case with elapsed time bezel. Originally carrying a $100 price tag, it boasted a depth rating of 666 feet. It is a great looking and slightly exotica example of a Bulova chronograph.

It is fully original down to the dial, partial "ghost" bezel, all hands, and original crown.

Powering the watch is its fine original Valjoux 7733 movement.

Here are some its features:

  • Desirable "666" model with revolving elapsed time bezel
  • Valjoux 7733 engine used by Heuer, Breitling, and many others in their sporty chronographs of the era
  • Reverse panda dial with contrasting light subdials
  • Waterproof style case originally depth rated to 666 feet
  • Easy to read orange chronograph hand

With their rugged cases which are full size without being bulky, classic and distinctive yet understated styling, and Valjoux movements, it's easy to see why these chronographs continue to gain attention and collect ability.

We have fitted it with a Kevlar® strap that complements the dial, main timing hands, and luminous dot. Five times stronger than steel, Kevlar® seemed a fitting material for the strap for this durable and robustly capable watch.

It is in honest unmolested original condition with crisp edges and and fine details.

Our watchmaker has cleaned and oiled the movement. Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Bulova
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Year built: 1970 (N0)
  • Case no.: 614,061
  • Functions: Chronograph, Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Honest original and unmolested; excellent condition with light wear throughout - two short wrench marks and significant fading (ghosting) of the bezel insert
  • Dial: Black with with applied wide boy luminous steel indices, subsidiary dial for the seconds and hour totalize, tachometer scale, original, mint condition with toning of the original luminous which matches the hands perfectly
  • Hands: Original, steel, luminous 'batons'
  • Crown: Original, signed Bulova
  • Band: Kevlar, fully stitched and padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 20mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Movement type: Signed Bulova, Valjoux 7733, handwound, shock resistant
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international 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; New timing certificate
  • 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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