Snorkel

Bulova 1967 Snorkel

Submitted by jeremy01 on January 21, 2022 - 2:11pm
Variant
K
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I found this brand new watch and I was hoping I could get some information about it. I didn't want to open it or take the stickers off. I would like to have it professionally serviced- do you have any Bulova expert recommendations?

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Bulova 1968 Snorkel

Submitted by Bayrat on January 28, 2021 - 4:44pm
Variant
G
Movement Model
11ALACD
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
386-3AWD
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Hello, I just purchased this 1968 Bulova Snorkel off of eBay on 2021-01-21. When I was growing up as a kid, a family member had this watch. I always loved the look of it and now, fifty years later I own one. This Snorkel model is not in perfect shape, far from it. I actually like the look of the distressed dial and all its imperfections along with the patina. I know the bracelet is not the original style bracelet for the watch. The crown is not correct, and the crystal needs to be replaced. I have been doing some research on the watch and it’s hard to find the parts diagrams or schematics for the case 386-4 M8 and movement model 11ALACD M5 for purchasing parts needed. I want to purchase the correct crystal and crown. When I get the watch serviced, I will have them replace the crystal and correct crown on the watch.

I know there are more than a few experts here on this forum. I would love some of your expertise opinions and knowledge to get this watch back to a stock watch. The things I 100% know about the watch are stated above. If anyone can help me find or direct me to the case and movement parts number catalog, schematics, or diagrams for the watch that would be very helpful!

I did some research here on MyBulova.com and the net. I think these following things might be correct but could be wrong? The catalog reference number is 11405-8W and it’s a “Snorkel G”. The replacement crystal number is 386-3AWD or maybe a 386-1AWD, I don’t know? Crown is a 386-3W.

I do know the bracelet is not the original bracelet that was stock when it was purchased. I am looking for the original bracelet that was on the watch when it was sold in 68. I think it was made by JB Champion. Would anyone know the bracelet name or product code? I have seen the Bulova catalog photos but no numbers for the bracelet are on it.

Thank you for looking and thanks in advance for any help!

Bayrat.

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Bulova 1962 Snorkel

Submitted by Proby01 on December 7, 2020 - 6:45am
Movement Model
11AFC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
356399
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Hi everyone,
I will slowly add more of my quite extensive vintage Bulova from my collection to the "my watches" page.
This is a 1962 (M2 on the case back and on the caliber) Diver that I love particularly, I believe it's the diver “Single crown compressor”, I found several on the web, sometimes is mentioned as the "Nautilus Skin Diver" ?.. could it be ?
It uses a Caliber Bulova 11AFC (on the caliber there is export code BXW)

the size is  36mm without the crown, 39mm with crown
Height : 13mm
Lug width 18mm
Crown : Bulova marked
marked "Swiss" at 6 o' clock

Thanks in advance for your comments

Regards

Roby
Milan, Italy

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11AFC movement
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one of the pages I found, an ad ?

Bulova 1968 Snorkel

Submitted by CambridgeV8 on September 11, 2020 - 10:28am
Variant
H
Movement Model
11ALACD
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

A recent addition to my small Bulova collection. I believe all orginal except crystal which I think should have a magnifier. If anyone can help me source a correct one it would be really appreciated. Has Bulova bracelet - not sure if this correct as not seen one on another but it seems to be in period. Lume on dial is still working but dead on hands and there is some lume loss there. Keeping excellent time. A birthday present to myself!

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666 Front 1968 Sept 11 2020
666 Back 1968 Sept 11 2020
Bulova 666 Movt Sept 2020

Bulova 1966 Snorkel

Submitted by TS444 on September 5, 2020 - 7:50am
Variant
F
Movement Model
11ALACD
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
M6
Case Serial No.
386
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Additional Information

After looking through the information on this site, I'm after clarification.

The movement 11ALACD dates it to 1967 F?

Case Number 386 M6 to 1963, i think but the Bulova print on the face does not seem to match a 1963. Or the Bezel.

I'm assuming the strap is not an original Snorkel.

 

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Bulova 1967 Snorkel

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 29, 2020 - 2:40pm
Variant
G
Movement Model
11ALACD
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
386-4
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
Domed acrylic with date magnifier
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Unbelievable score for a lot of watches for $25.   I almost fainted when I saw the Bulova Snorkel with the original bracelet.   This is a 1967 Bulova Snorkel "G" in stainless steel with a white/silver dial and luted hour markers.  The movement is an 11ALACD with an M7 date code.  The inside of the case back also has an M7 along with a 386-4 number but I could not final any serial number on this watch.  The bezel does not rotate and is in need or black enamel.  Runs great and is super clean overall.  An the original bracelet to boot.   I wanted one of these "Devil Divers"  for some time and can't believe my luck.  I also got another diver, Seiko and Waltham from the lot too.  Great watch.  

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1967 SNORKEL G
1967 SNORKEL G
1967 SNORKEL G
1967 SNORKEL LINEBOOK

Bulova 1967 Snorkel

Submitted by Endriu1981 on June 17, 2019 - 11:47am
Movement Date Code
Circle
Movement Model
11ALACD
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
BXC
Case Serial No.
386-1
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
Hesalite
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Bulova Snorkel 666 Feet 35mm ca. 1960 decade.

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1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1968 Snorkel

Submitted by august1410 on May 13, 2019 - 9:10pm
Variant
H
Movement Model
11ALACD
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

What I believe I have here is a 1968 Snorkel, however it does not say "Snorkel" on the dial. Everything else points to a Snorkel, but I am unsure of the variation. Date code definitely puts it at 1968.

Some Snorkels have "Selfwinding" on the dial and mine has "Automatic".

Was Bulova inconsistent with what was put on the dials or do these slight variations appear at certain times in the manufacturing run?

This has a tropical dial, creamy lume that still glows, "ballerina" case back. I picked it up yesterday and have been wearing it ever since. It's keeping great time.

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Bulova 1967 Snorkel

Submitted by camu on May 8, 2019 - 9:31pm
Variant
J
Movement Model
11ALAC
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
N/A
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
608AW
Additional Information

1967 Bulova Snorkel " J "

Bulova Watch Co.

SUPER-WATERPROOF 666ft.
Case ref#: - 608 
Crystal ref#: - 608AW
Crown ref#: - 342W

Dial:
Black with tritium luminous markers: .... ref# - 11403W ...... [ Snorkel " J " model ]
Silver with tritium luminous markers: ... ref# - 11404W ..... [ Snorkel " K " model ]

Bezel ref# - B152
Bezel Spring ref#: - BS152

Mvmnt: 11ALAC 17 jewel automatic

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1967 Bulova Snorkel J
1967 Bulova Snorkel J
1967 Bulova Snorkel J
1967 Bulova Snorkel J
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