Bulova 1970 Accutron Deep Sea "A"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
218 Deep Sea 666
Case Serial No.: 
148169
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
37 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bought this lovely Deep Sea 666 while i was only looking for a new crystal for my 214 spaceview.  Sometimes things cross your path tthta you can not let go.....

It comes with NOS steel accutron braclet with three fold locking

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Accutron Deep Sea 666
fujix100
Posted November 25, 2013 - 1:32am

Looking around on the internet i happened to find more with the chapterring like mine. The "count down" seems to be the rare version.   

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 9, 2014 - 2:30pm

which is why the subject is not the 'DEEP SEA' "A"

ad is 1972

lylel396
Posted January 10, 2014 - 11:34am

  Has anyone ever seen one that looks like the one in the first advertisement with the "count down" advertisement ?  I have that very same advertisement and concluded long ago that it was a misprint.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 10, 2014 - 4:22pm

image courtesy of wachuseek

Swiss vs U.S. version perhaps? (note the 1972 ad states 'available exclusively at Little Switzerland', St Thomas, St Croix, St Martin, St Barts. - none of which are US entities, are they?

a humdinger and an excellent choice over the Spaceview crystal fujix100.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 11, 2014 - 6:55am

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What I find unusual about the Litte Switzerland ad is that a true dive watch would be a count DOWN dial (minutes of air supply remaining) but they picture a count UP dial. I wonder why they choose this image.

St Thomas and St Croix are part of the US Virgin Islands. St Barts is French and St Martin is half French and half Dutch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 11, 2014 - 7:26am

I'm not big on Accutron Geoff but from what I've read Little Switzerland was in its Day.

The Little Switzerland ad shows a tradition Dive bezel, as on the subject Watch.  It's the Deep Sea 'A' ad which shows the oddball.

This much I do know, there were Swiss manufactured Accutron and U.S. manufactured Accutron. If that has any bearing in this matter is a question I can't answer.

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted January 14, 2014 - 7:58pm

Ahh, if only I could be searching for a Spaceview crystal and fall upon one like this.  ;-) 

Beautiful example Fujix100! 

 

Eric