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Bulova 1974 Accutron

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5 159 707

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Hi guys, I have grabbed an old Accutron snorkel 666 feet (crown at 3 o'clock), in NOS condition (with original blue film); btw I need an information, the watch comes without no letter N (neither inside the movement,neither written on the bottom of the case). There is  only a 7 digits code, 5 159 707, so can you advise me about the year of construction? Best regards

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bobbee's picture
Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:01am

Great watch! Any inside pics, case back etc?

Accutron Snorkel. What it says on the tin!  :-)

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 2:45am

1974 Accutron Snorkel

Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:05am

How can you claim 1974? Why not 1975? It is a simple back says 5 letter N...further pics coming soon. Messers! Thanx for your help

Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:07am

The caliber is the common 218G, swiss made, without any further code...

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:57am

We can only go with the info provided. You gave us one pic, and a date of 1974.

Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:15pm

I believe it has ben manufactured in 1974, but I am not 100% sure. For that reason I have share with you all the info I have...I'd like to recognize the real year of construction...the alternative is 1975...I have to decode the 7 digits, 5 159 707, so I will be able to discover the correct year of production...

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William Smith
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Posted August 19, 2014 - 7:29pm

I'm not seeing the choice for a model name (or group/series) Accutron Snorkel.  We have "Deep Sea" and some other choices for Accutrons in the model name drop down box (under "search for My Bulova watches" link).  I think we discussed using Snorkel as a model name since it was on the dial...but so is 666 feet and other verbage which I think panned out to be a class or series of watches vs a model name.


bobbee's picture
Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:57pm

How about simply making a distinction?

Those with Snorkel on the dial=Accutron "Deep Sea Snorkel"?

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William Smith
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Posted August 20, 2014 - 3:05pm

I guess we could treat this like we did Accutron "Woody" until we agree on an actual Bulova-advertised model name?   The nick-name Woody was entered into the variant field until we determined that Woody was in fact a nick-name.  

For subject watch, do we have any indication Bulova produced a model (or series) named Accutron "Deep Sea Snorkel"?  It could still "work" even if not advertised as such....perhaps placing the "Snorkel" part in the variant field.  

Posted August 20, 2014 - 4:47am

Ok, the correct name is 666 feet, but it is also known as "snorkel" (unformal name) btw there is still a question, how can I decript the six digits code in order to discover the real year of construction?