Caravelle Sea Hunter 666 Feet Diver circa 1966


Brand: Caravelle, a division of Bulova Watch Co.

Model: Sea Hunter 666 Feet Diver; M6 date code = 1966 (first production year)

Case: Solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down back is approximately 36mm excluding the original signed Caravelle "C" winding crown

Bracelet: 20mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: Caravelle cal. 11 DP manual-winding movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH

Features: Stunning original matte black 3-6-9-12 dial with "fat-font" Tritium hour markers; original Tritium "alpha" hands with matching patina; original center sweeping-seconds hand; original rotating bezel displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); manual-winding movement; solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with great proportions; domed acrylic crystal; first production year (1966)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and light use; razor-sharp stainless steel case appears to be completely unpolished with thick lugs and the original finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible with some minor scratches; beautiful original matte black Tritium dial is in mint condition with perfect yellow Tritium patina to the luminous elements; original Tritium hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; original black rotating dive bezel is in excellent condition overall

Other: The dial on this Caravelle 666 feet Devil Diver is reminiscent of one of the best watches ever made, the Rolex Explorer ref. 1016. And just like the legendary 1016, the Caravelle Sea Hunter comes with perfect proportions clocking in at 36mm in diameter with a 20mm lug width. This particular example is from the first production year of the Sea Hunter (1966) with desirable "alpha" hands and "WATERPROOF 666 FEET" in two lines of text on the dial. It is in incredible condition overall for a dive watch from this era and can be worn with just about anything - We recommend showing it off casually with a t-shirt and jeans (green field jacket optional). It is also worth noting that this is one of the best examples that we've ever sourced (and we've sold many)! The "fat-font" lume is truly exceptional.

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