Bulova 1973 Snorkel 666

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.858571
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
11AOACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1 614655
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
Bulova 7472AW
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Brush finish Stainless Steel Case measures 44mm x 39.5mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Black Dial shows Orange translucent and reflective Hour markers, Bulova signature, Automatic, 666 Feet insignias and Tachymeter type track are printed in White. A Day / Date window appears at the 3 O'clock position.

Hour and Minute Hands are White Baton (?) style filled Orange, sweep Center Seconds Hand is White.

Bi-directionally rotating Stainless Steel Bezel.

Stainless Steel screw down Crown, signed.

Screw fit Caseback is stamped as shown.

 

restored June 2013.

 

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JP
Posted May 11, 2013 - 9:58pm

Panel Member

I just acquired this watch and mine is severly rusted. I took the movement apart for parts. The case and hands are intact and in good condition.

bourg01
Posted May 12, 2013 - 1:32pm

Panel Member

John, I have a working 11BSACB 17 JEWEL DATED 1973 that would probably fit both case and dial.

If your interested, PM me.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 13, 2013 - 7:05am

Club 5000Panel Member

Gents or Ladies?

Thinking Ladies Oceanographer.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 16, 2013 - 8:35am

Club 5000Panel Member

Thoughts from other panel members please.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 16, 2013 - 8:57am

admin,

It's a Gents piece.

Case dimensions will be entered upon arrival....if it ever does.

'UNKNOWN'

No clues to its identity given on the Crystal.

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bobbee
Posted May 16, 2013 - 9:19am

With that movement needing those big plastic spacers, it is quite a sizeable lump!

Looks like a vintage 22 mm. Seiko Scuba Diver's watch band. If it is, it could be worth quite a bit on it's own. I hope it arrives for you soon.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 17, 2013 - 5:31am

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I'm stumped on this one, It has the "Snorkel Dial" we've all read and talked so much about, so it wants to be an Oceanographer of some distinction. I'm still at Unknown.

I have never had one that NEVER showed up.....how rotten is that? All psyched up, throws a snipe......WINS the bid ( hopefully it was very underpriced ), pays for the item.........and it never comes.  I had my first AA show up a week after the seller refunded my money, yes Jerin I paid him back, I bet that guy never ships a hundred dollar item via untrackable mail again. It saved him $3 and almost cost him $100.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 17, 2013 - 7:10am

agreed,

'OCEANOGRAPHER' charcteristics.

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vintagebulova.com
Posted May 21, 2013 - 6:11am

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Looks 'OCEANOGRAPHER' like.  Never seen that particular one before.

Jay

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William Smith
Posted May 21, 2013 - 5:10pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm good with to tik tentative oceanographer