Bulova 1965 Snorkel 666

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835
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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Reverend Rob 1965 Bulova 04 15 2015
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William Smith
Posted April 20, 2015 - 1:16pm

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That's great that you add the "mod" to your service mark.  I wish everyone followed this convention, but I also wish I didn't have to pay my taxes....but i do pay them anyway...

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 13, 2017 - 10:31am

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I should update this- The watch is fully restored and I had Int'l do the dial, it looks amazing with lume. As for the looseness of the bezel, I was able to use a Rolex bezel washer which fit perfectly oddly enough, and now there is tension on the bezel when it is turned. The last pic is now of the watch with the correct lume.

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William Smith
Posted July 18, 2017 - 3:03pm

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Looking at a couple other watch records same year ID'ed using Snorkel "F" add. http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1965-snorkel-666-8492#comment-61575

Subject watch has similar charactoristics as other two using that Snorkel 666 "F" add.  However, all three dials have different verbiage.  

I'm good w/ Snorkel for this watch, but wonder what makes an "F" since we have three dials w/ different wording.