Bulova. A stainless steel electronic calendar divers bracelet watch  Snorkel 666 Feet, Circa 1970

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Bulova. A stainless steel electronic calendar divers bracelet watch
Snorkel 666 Feet, Circa 1970

£ 800 - 1,200US$ 1,000 - 1,500
Bulova. A stainless steel electronic calendar divers bracelet watch
Model: Snorkel 666 Feet
Date: Circa 1970
Movement: Jewelled Cal.2182 electronic
Dial: Two-tone grey and black sectored, applied polished luminous filled baton hour markers, white outer minute divisions, outer bi-directional bezel operated by the crown at 2, day in Spanish and date at 3, pointed baton hands with luminous inserts, orange centre seconds
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back, signed crowns at 2 and 4, No.1-769511
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 41mm

Footnotes

  • Bulova decided to set the depth rating of its first ever diving watch at 666 feet, a rating that would survive for nearly 20 years. These 'devil divers' as they were nicknamed greatly surpassed the depth rating of the very first diving watches that could only go as deep as 300 feet. In the 1960's 200 metres (around 656 feet) was an awfully long way down and scuba diving as a recreational activity, not a military one, was relatively new. Indeed by 1961 the deepest anyone had ever dived was 133 metres.
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Bulova. A stainless steel electronic calendar divers bracelet watch  Snorkel 666 Feet, Circa 1970
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