Snorkel

Bulova 1965 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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[Snorkel-1965] Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AFACD
Case Serial No.: 
#386-2W
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Besoin d' un original couronne et une nouvelle tige à l'axe

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1960 Bulova Snorkel 666 watch
1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
386-4
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Can anyone help with identifying this one? Has "Bulova self wind" above and "waterproof 666 feet" below.

hard to see as the crystal is badly scratched. 

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1967 Bulova Snorkel watch
1967 Bulova watch
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1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1968 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
386-3 M8
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
386-1 AWD
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1968 Bulova Snorkel "H" # 11406:

Stainless Steel Case with  diver's "ET" ring around the dial, Stainless Steel Back, & "Block & Ball" Link Bracelet made by J B Champion USA for Bulova. The dial is black with white minute indices & script ( SNORKEL, 666 FEET, AUTOMATIC, & SWISS) on it. The BULOVA script is in white gold. It has green luminous hands & numbers (6, 9, & 12) & hour indices with a magnified date window at the 3 o'clock position with white backround/black date numerals under it.

I purchased this new in March of 1969 at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. when I was there in the service. I wore this through basic training and throughout my time in the service. Over the last 47 years the only thing I have ever done to it was to have it cleaned, serviced, and a new crystal installed on it 23 years ago. I quit wearing it daily about 30 years ago and began wearing my Rolex DateJust instead. I still believe the old Snorkel is one of the toughest, most reliable, and good looking wrist- watches ever built! I store it in it's original box with it's receipt, hang tag, and a magazine ad for it that drove me into buying it back then! I take it out from time to time..wind it up and wear it for the day....It still keeps perfect time!

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1968 Bulova Snorkel
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Bulova 1965 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
N/A
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
 

Here we have something that looks like a Snorkel, but is probably pre-Snorkel. No depth rating or anything. We will be re-bushing the rotor axle because as you can see, it is leaning and rubbing the top plate of the auto module. 

Case is by Maeder-Leschot, of Biel. 

EDIT:

The last picture is the restored watch with dial by International. All they did was apply the lume and it looks great!

 
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1965 Bulova watch
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1965 Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29 mm in diameter.
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Orange dial reads: "Bulova - Oceanographer - Automatic - Snorkel - 666 Feet - T Swiss T."  The "Bulova" name is raised, done with applied metallic coloured letters.

Movement is signed: "Bulova Watch Co. - 11ALACD - 17 Jewels Seventeen - Swiss - Unadjusted - BXW -  M5".

Cross-haired dial with magnified date window and "starfish" style hands. Screw-in caseback is signed "Bulova - Waterproof" with the figure skater motif.  Strap lug width is 18 mm.

All steel 35 mm diameter case (excluding the non-screw-down Bulova signed crown) with bi-directional, ratcheted dive time bezel. Original paint of the bezel indices possibly worn off. Inner side of case-back is signed "Stainless Steel - Swiss - MLB (inside a tombstone-shaped figure) - 386-1 - M5".

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1965 Bulova Oceanographer Snorkel diver. Steel case, orange dial, signed crown.
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova Snorkel watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1962 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AFACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
386
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1973 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
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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Bulova 1967 Snorkel 666

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
n/a
Case Serial No.: 
479-2
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

came across a ladies bulova 666 snorkel case , missing the movement can youi help to ID the yr model and which movement it takes

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