Caravelle N-538 Set-O-Matic Dual-Day 666 Feet Diver (1978)


Brand: Caravelle, a division of Bulova Watch Co.

Model: N-538 Set-O-Matic Dual-Day 666 Feet Automatic Diver; Swiss Made; N8 date code = 1978

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 37.5mm excluding the original signed screw-down crown

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

Movement: Caravelle cal. 1133.50 (base ETA 2879) self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with day-date display; traditional quick-set day and date; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made; N8 date code = 1978

Features: Stunning original matte black dial with creamy Tritium patina; original Tritium hands with matching patina; original blaze orange sweeping-seconds hand; original rotating red and black "Coke" bezel displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); day-date display with quick-set functionality; solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down crown

Condition: Nearly new old stock (NOS) condition overall with only minor "shelf wear" from handling and storage; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished with all of the original finishes in tact; incredible original matte black dial with creamy Tritium patina; original Tritium handset with all luminous material in tact and matching; original red and black rotating dive bezel is in mint condition and maintains vibrant colors throughout with no fading; a few minor superficial scratches on the crystal

Other: This Caravelle 666 Feet Devil Diver looks like it has been sitting in a drawer for the past 40 years! Most of these have faded bezels and sweeping-seconds hands with washed out colors, but not this example... The colors look the same as the day this watch left the factory, which is a sign of little to no outdoor use. It looks great with everything from a t-shirt and jeans to a swimming suit by the pool. The orange sweeping-seconds hand really pops and the vibrant "Coke" bezel adds a ton of character to the piece. In summary, you're getting a very wearable vintage watch with a modern size case in NOS condition that stands out from the crowd for only $575.

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