Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph 'B' circa 1971 (Coke Bezel)


Brand: Bulova

Model: Deep Sea Chronograph "B" ref. 31003 666 Feet Diver (Glossy Black Dial and "Coke" Bezel); Swiss Made; N1 date code = 1971

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 37mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown and pushers

Bracelet: Rare 19mm vintage JB Champion stainless steel linked bracelet with folding clasp; will fit wrist sizes up to approximately 7.25"

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

Features: Stunning original glossy black dial with beautiful yellow Tritium lume; original handset with bright orange chronograph sweeping-seconds; 30-minute chronograph recording capability; original elapsed-time diver bezel (red/black); original acrylic super-dome crystal; unpolished stainless steel case; workhorse Valjoux 7733 movement (serviced)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only 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 light wear and scratches; incredible original glossy black dial retains its mirror-like finish with very attractive yellow Tritium lume and absolutely NO peeling around the hour markers; original Tritium handset with matching yellow patina; original bright orange chronograph sweeping-seconds hand; original red/black diver bezel is vibrant and in mint condition; clean original acrylic super-dome crystal

Other: The Deep Sea Chronograph "B" is our favorite execution of all the Bulova 666 Feet Devil Diver lineup. When we discovered this top-quality example, it was on this killer period-correct JB Champion bracelet! It is nearly impossible to find this reference in this type of condition... It's also quite rare to see the mirror glossy black dial with no peeling around the hour markers. Even the "Coke" dive bezel is bright and vibrant, which is indicative of this watch sitting in a drawer for most of its life. And the original domed crystal is very clean. As an added bonus, the Bulova 14EB (Valjoux 7733) movement has been completely overhauled by our watchmaker with new gaskets installed at the time of service.

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