Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph 'B' circa 1973


Brand: Bulova

Model: Deep Sea Chronograph "B" 666 Feet Diver (Faded "Coke" Bezel and Gloss Black Dial); Swiss Made; N3 date code = 1973

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 37mm excluding the original Bulova signed crown

Bracelet: 19mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: Bulova cal. 14 EB (Valjoux cal. 7733) manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made; N3 date code = 1973

Features: Stunning original gloss black reverse-panda Tritium dial with yellow patina; original Tritium handset with matching yellow patina; 30-minute chronograph recording capability; original rotating dive bezel (red/black) tracks elapsed time; original acrylic super-dome crystal; razor-sharp stainless steel case

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is thick and sharp and retains all of its original edges and bevels; near-perfect original glossy black dial with yellow Tritium patina; sub-registers have aged to a very pleasing off-white tone; original Tritium handset with matching yellow patina; original orange chronograph sweeping-seconds hand is lightly faded; original rotating dive bezel has faded to a perfect hue (the black section is now more of a "ghost" grey)

Other: The Deep Sea Chronograph "B" is our favorite execution of all the 666 Feet Devil Diver lineup. This is a superb original example and we particularly love its "Coke" dive bezel with the perfect amount of fade for summer. We imagine that this tool watch was worn out in the sun quite a bit and maybe even on salt water dives to create such a beautiful combination of colors. It is also very rare to see one of these with an ultra-glossy black dial in this condition with no peeling around the markers. If you've been looking for a nice example, this is it.

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