Bulova Super Compressor 666 Feet Diver circa 1962


Brand: Bulova

Model: Super Compressor 666 Feet Diver; Swiss Made circa December of 1962 (M2 date code = 1962); serial #352,XXX

Case: Stainless steel Brevet Super Compressor case with screw-down back is approximately 36mm excluding the matching original Bulova signed crowns; inner caseback stamped "12 - 62" (December of 1962)

Bracelet: Rare vintage 18mm stainless steel "beads of rice" bracelet with fold-over clasp (unsigned)

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 AFAC self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original gloss black dial with original luminous material; original white handset; original rotating inner bezel via top crown displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); patented Brevet Super Compressor case (solid stainless steel)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest wear from age and light use; sharp stainless steel Brevet Super Compressor case appears to be unpolished with all printing clearly visible on the caseback; a few minor superficial scratches on the original acrylic super dome crystal; gorgeous original dial and handset; luminous material in the hour hand is slightly darker near the base

Other: Fortunately our friends over at Worn & Wound already put together a great guide for these patented "compressor" cases, so we will leave the finer details up to them. The basic idea is that the watch case becomes more water tight as the watch goes deeper. This is by far our favorite execution from Bulova with only two simple lines of text on the dial. It is a superb example that is ready to wear and enjoy. Try pairing it with a casual blazer and thank us later.

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