Bulova 666 Deep Sea Chronograph

Bulova 666 Deep Sea Chronograph

With a history that's spanned over 140 years, Bulova should be a familiar name in watch collecting circles. However, it's so familiar to us that we perhaps take for granted just how good they are. As an early pioneer in mass production, the watches that they released in the mid-20th century broke the mold in terms of interchangeability and accuracy.

In fact, thanks to an innovative radio ad campaign, started in 1923, America actually ran on "Bulova Watch Time." 

So widespread their acclaim, and so well-known was their commitment to accuracy, that Bulova attracted the attention of NASA. While the watches that the astronauts themselves wore were Omega Speedmasters, the instruments in the cockpit were made by Bulova. And a Bulova chronograph did in fact travel to the Moon in Apollo 15

The tool watches that Bulova produced during the 1960s and 1970s are an enduring testament to Bulova's sterling reputation, particularly their chronographs. Though Bulova started producing wrist chronographs as early as the 1940s, those from the 1960s and 1970s resonate the most with collectors today. And of all these, the one known as the "Deep Sea" is perhaps the most famous and desired.

Spawned from the 666 Diver (which has been given the nickname "Devil Diver" thanks to its cheeky depth rating of 666 feet), the Deep Sea Chronograph is Bulova's take on the chronodivers that proliferated during the decade. The case is chunky, brushed finished on the top, and the case back is an unusual polygon configuration, giving it a unique flair. From the front, the blue dial and rotating diver's bezel give it a touch of 1970s style that's hard to resist.






SKU: TT01200

Stainless steel case is approximately 38mm (excluding crown and pushers). Valjoux Calibre 7733 Manually-Wound Chronograph Movement.

Overall Condition: Stainless steel case is in very good condition with minimal signs of use and wear in keeping with its age, including some faint dings and scratches. Rotating bezel is in likewise very good condition with minimal signs of wear. Dial has some signs of age, including a fine even patina to the luminescent elements of the hour markers and hands. Unsigned crown. Signed case back has some tool marks but is in otherwise good condition.

Includes one 20mm dark brown leather strap.

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