Bulova Accutron Deep Sea 'Devil Diver' circa 1969 (Coke Bezel)


Brand: Bulova Accutron

Model: Deep Sea 666 Feet "Devil Diver" (Matte Black Dial and "Coke" Bezel); M9 date code = 1969

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 40mm excluding the original signed crown

Strap: Rare 18mm genuine vintage Swiss Tropic rubber diver strap with later 16mm Accutron stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Accuton cal. 2181 electronically-controlled tuning fork movement (13 jewels) with quick-set date; hacking seconds; 360Hz; serviced

Features: Stunning original matte black dial with beautiful original lume; original handset with matching original lume; original acrylic elapsed-time diver bezel (red/black); original domed acrylic crystal with build-in magnifier; unpolished 40mm stainless steel case; genuine vintage Swiss Tropic diver strap; Accutron tuning-fork movement (serviced); quick-set date (original date disc with red numbers); hacking seconds

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and light use; solid stainless steel case is completely unpolished with razor-sharp edges and bevels; crisp caseback remains clearly legible with some tool marks; incredible original matte black dial with original lume and no degradation; original handset with matching patina to the luminous elements; original red/black acrylic diver bezel is vibrant and in mint condition with no cracks; original domed acrylic crystal with internal magnifier exhibits some light wear

Other: We absolutely love that Bulova decided to use "666 Feet" as the depth rating on many of their famous diver models from this period (hence the Devil Diver moniker). Given the inherent "tool watch" nature of these pieces, it is quite uncommon to find them in this type of condition. The original dial and hands are pristine! Even the acrylic "Coke" dive bezel is bright, vibrant, and free of cracks. The steel case is unpolished, and the original domed acrylic crystal remains quite clean. As an added bonus, the Bulova Accutron 2181 tuning-fork movement has been completely overhauled by our watchmaker. If you're going for a really cool/retro vibe this summer, this watch is absolutely perfect.

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