Bulova 666 Diver Black Dial
$ 725.00

Bulova 666 Diver Black Dial

Before the quartz era, Bulova had a reputation like no other. Obsessed with precision, Bulova went above and beyond; they built their own observatories to determine universal time and developed the concept of interchangeable parts to watchmaking. They were also responsible for the Accutron, the worlds first electronic movement, the same movement powered that every other device for NASA's Apollo missions outside the wrist-worn Omega Speedmasters.

Even Bulova's advertising was innovative. In 1926, they produced the first radio ad and went on to run the first television commercial in 1941. For decades, America truly ran on Bulova time.

Their spotless reputation extended to tool watches, where they produced tough-as-nails pieces for military and civilians alike, including the legendary A-11 and A-17 pilot’s watches in the 40’s and 50’s, and a line of fun and functional chronographs dive watches in the 60’s and 70’s. These models, including the Snorkel and Oceanographer, combined good looks, rugged movements, and Bulova’s cheeky 666 foot depth rating into one badass package.

Dating to 1968, this is a prime example of Bulova's sharp looking and well built dive watches. Unlike many early divers (and even its Caravelle cousin), this piece features a decidedly svelte 35mm steel case that lends itself to unobtrusive wear under water and on dry land alike. Inside is a gorgeous black dial with bold large dauphine hands.

Sporting an enviable history and sharp looks, these Bulova divers are one of our favorite under-the-radar picks.

Details

Stainless steel case is approximately 35mm (excluding crown). Automatic movement. Circa 1960s.

Overall Condition: Stainless steel case is in very good condition overall with minimal signs of use and wear. Rotating bezel is in good condition with signs of wear throughout. Dial is in good condition, showing slight flaking to the luminescent elements of the hour markers and hands. Bulova crown. Case back has some slight signs of use and wear but is in otherwise very good condition.

Includes one 18mm black rubber Tropic style strap and two 18mm nylon straps from Crown & Buckle

SKU: TT01094

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