Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph 'Variant' circa 1971


Brand: Bulova

Model: Deep Sea Chronograph "Variant" 666 Feet Diver; Swiss Made; N1 code = 1971

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

Strap: 20mm brown distressed leather side-stitch strap with stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Bulova cal. 14 EB (Valjoux cal. 7733) manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made; N1 date code = 1971

Features: Unqiue Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph variation; 30-minute chronograph recording capability; black rotating bezel displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); large 38mm solid stainless steel case; 666 Feet Devil Diver

Condition: Nice condition overall with minor overall wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and appears to be completely unpolished with a few light toolmarks on the back; black rotating dive bezel exhibits some minor wear; top chronograph pusher is a replacement

Other: We have seen several of what we believe to be one-off Bulova Deep Sea Chronograph variations trickle out into the marketplace in recent years. This particular example is the only one that we've ever seen in this variation. Bulova reviewed this watch last year and explained that they made a number of custom pieces for important clients, which is most likely the origin of this specific piece. Bulova's creative director at that time would work directly with special clients to design and manufacture unique pieces that never went into normal production. How cool is that? If you collect Bulova Deep Sea Chronographs, Devil Divers, or vintage Bulova watches in general, this is a rare opportunity to own a unique piece of Bulova history that we will likely never see or find again.

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