BULOVA 666 Feet Reversed Panda Chronograph “Chocolate” Dial

BULOVA 666 Feet Reversed Panda Chronograph “Chocolate” Dial

Brand: Bulova     
Year: 1960s
Model: 666 feet, Sea Diver, Reversed Panda Chronograph
Reference: -
Material: steel
Movement: automatic cal. Valjoux 7733 (Bulova 14EB)
Case diameter without crown: 38 mm
Bracelet/Strap: vintage diver rubber strap

What you should know: dial preserved,crystal and case show noticeable scratches, the servicehistory is unknown, a service is adviced

 

BULOVA 666 Feet Reversed Panda Chronograph “Chocolate” Dial

 

Here we have Bulova 666 feet Chronograph, a wonderful example of an unique and rare timepiece. Bulova is formally known for the “Accutron” Quartz-Movements but also produced beautiful mechanical chronographs in the 60s and 70s. This beautiful WRISTCLASSIC comes with 38 mm case in good vintage condition. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The unique and rare part is clearly the dial. It shows an outstanding even “chocolate” patina you will not find again. This even patina is giving the watch an individual finger print and making it a great eyecatcher.  The simple Bulova-logo alongside the clean indexes and the orange faded stophand are harmonious and well balanced. The crown is original with the appropriate Bulova-logo. This WRISTCLASSIC is powered by a calibre Valjoux 7733 movement (Bulova 14EB), running strong and keeping time well. The watch comes with an  vintage rubber strap in unworn condition. This Bulova 666 feet reversed panda chronograph is a very rare timepiece and impossible to find again. It’s a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, timeless styling, and a great reference to the diving sports. This is the real deal, everything you would want in a vintage chronograph.

 

Bulova is one of the most famous watchbrands out there. Founded by Joseph Bulova which immigrated from “Böhmen” to New York in 1875. In the beginning Bulova would produce their own watch cases marrying them to imported movements from Switzerland. The most iconic watch or movement is the Bulova Accutron tuning fork movement. Introduced in 1960 and developed by Max Hetzel, the tuning fork quartz movement was a huge step in the rising electric watch world, providing high quality and accuracy. Beside the Accutron Bulova produced several different diving watches and diving chronographs in the 1960s and 1970s.

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