Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph ref. 31001 (Blue Dial) circa 1972

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Brand: Bulova

Model: Deep Sea Chronograph 666 Feet Diver watch ref. 31001 with blue dial and "ghost" bezel; Swiss Made; N2 date code = 1972

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 38mm excluding the original signed "BULOVA" winding crown

Strap: 20mm blue genuine Italian leather strap with white stitching and stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Bulova cal. 14 EB (base Valjoux cal. 7733) manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original matte blue dial with white sub-registers and puffy yellow Tritium lume plots; original handset with matching yellow Tritium lume; 30-minute chronograph recording capability; original rotating blue "ghost" bezel with countdown feature; oversized stainless steel case with original acrylic "super-dome" crystal

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; sharp solid stainless steel case appears to be completely unpolished with the original finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; original blue rotating diver bezel has faded to a cool "ghost" grey hue; incredible original matte blue dial contains a hint of brown color throughout with all Tritium lume plots in tact and aged to an attractive yellow hue; excellent original hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; clean original domed acrylic crystal exhibits some very minimal wear on the outer edges

Other: Vintage Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph models have been consistently rising in value and popularity in recent years (and for obvious reasons). Simply put, it's hard to beat a high-quality vintage chronograph with a great look like this for the money. The faded "ghost" bezel on this example is super cool and compliments the matte blue dial perfectly. Speaking of the dial, it has picked up some "tropical" brown hues over the years and the texture reminds us of some nicely-worn vintage denim. The tall domed crystal screams vintage and at 38mm, this watch wears extremely well on the wrist!

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