Bulova 1963 Snorkel 666

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Bulova 314 AW
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Dual Crown Super Compressor.

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William Smith
Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:08pm

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yea Fifth I think that was the depth rating.... I have a bunch of stuff on Brevet, some patent licensing stuff on companies who had the rights to use Brevet technology, and some chatter I read on other watch blog sites... No official documentation though.  I bet that four digit case number is a "test run number". 

Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:11pm

Nice work Mark,

The 314 case number helps to confirm this as a Snorkel, and the 666 is a given, plus the back shot of the case  shows this as the "first design" of the three possibles....Three stars...The 5768 has got to be "certification number", or something else??

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 11:09am

The 4 digit number stamped on the outer Caseback could be anything:

An Organizations inventory number? a Certification number? ...it's anyone's guess.

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William Smith
Posted April 21, 2012 - 1:47pm

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perhaps more case back examples of this model will help.  I hadn't thought about an organization inventory number.  Good point.

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 7:07am

That "other" number on the outer case back will possibly/probably be a military issue marking, as these were used by the navy.

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William Smith
Posted May 10, 2015 - 12:21pm

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Cool.  I had guessed it may be a number associated with a run of H2O depth testing.  The dial does has military features, or the military look anyway.