1966 Bulova Snorkel Skindiver (Ref. 386-1) “666 Feet”
The vintage Bulova obsession in the watch community is very real and here to stay! The unique and funky watches that Bulova made from the 60s-80s are always a cause for conversation. Ranging from colorful diving chronographs to eccentric electric watches like the famous Accutron.
This 1966 Bulova Snorkel ref. 386-1 skin diver has all of the elements we love about the mid to early "Golden Era" divers. Not only has it aged to reflect a beautiful patina, but it's also a devilishly attractive watch, hosting an occult-inspired depth rating of 666 feet.
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CASE & BRACELET
The excellent case retains symmetrical and strong lugs that exhibit some honest signs of use. The bi-directional ratcheting bezel is in superb condition. The "Bulova" signed crown is original to the watch. The case back retains all of its original factory markings in crisp condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
DIAL & HANDS
The original silver dial has taken on a gorgeous golden patina and exhibits honest and appropriate signs of age and wear. The tritium lume plots have aged to a sandy coloration as well and exhibit some darker spots in the patina, under U.V. light inspection there is consistent degradation throughout the lume. The original hands have been professionally restored with tritium and accent the watch nicely.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.