Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS
While the screwdown crown screws down without issue when it is pulled out to be wound or to set the time the crown tends to skip and not fully engage the stem consistently. Considering that this watch appears to be in untouched condition and has likely never been serviced, a full overhaul is recommended. This elusive early 1970’s Bulova Snorkel appears to be in untouched condition. Under the severely scratched crystal the black “- T SWISS T -” signed dial is in pristine, unblemished condition, free of any scratching, tool marks, chipping or defects. The original tritium on the hands, which remains fully intact and emits a quick-burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully to a warm and inviting golden buttermilk hue. The bezel, which rotates bidirectionally and has lost some of its paint enamel, looks great. The massive all stainless steel case is beautifully and uniquely designed with lovely contours. It is in wonderful condition, free of any visibly noticeable dents or dings and no signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped “BULOVA 666 FEET STAINLESS STEEL ” with “3 615404″ and “N3″ stamped in the center. While the integrity of the crystal appears to be intact it should be replaced given the significant scratching. The case back shows no signs of ever having been removed and is torqued too tight for me to remove. The quickset date function works by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 20 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After winding the original “BULOVA” signed screwdown crown 39 full revolutions the movement had a healthy power reserve of approximately 38hours. Please note that while the screwdown crown screws down without issue when it is pulled out to be wound or to set the time the crown tends to skip and not fully engage the stem consistently. Given that this watch is approximately 45 years old, that the crown/stem needs an adjustment and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced , a complete overhaul is recommended. This watch measures approximately 40 mm excluding the crown, approximately 44 mm including the crown and approximately 23 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 12 mm. Although the movement runs strong and keeps near perfect time, given that the crown/stem needs an adjustment and considering that the movement has likely never been serviced as the case back shows no signs of having ever been removed, a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully, which were taken in natural light and from various angles, as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS” is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Water Resistance: 666 Feet
  • Model: Snorkel
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Features: Date Indicator
  • Age: Vintage 1970’s
  • Case Finish: Brushed/Matte/Polished
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 23mm
  • Brand: Bulova
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Face Color: Black

Vintage Bulova Snorkel Day-Date Divers Watch withMint Dial, Screwdown Crown, All SS

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR
Until recently this watch was running strong and keeping near perfect time. While the seconds hand continues to move, the hour and minute hands no longer advance, suggesting that the canon pinion needs tightening. There are no signs that this watch has ever been serviced, so after 40 plus years the time has finally come. An overhaul is needed. This rarely seen vintage Avia is in beautiful overall condition. The greyish black “Swiss Made” signed dial is pristine, free of any scratches, tool marks or defects. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which match perfectly, has developed a lovely golden buttermilk patina that emits a faint, short-lived glow after being exposed to bright light. The orange seconds hand is vibrant and gives the dial a wonderful energy. The silver with blue numbered bezel, which freely rotates bidirectionally, is in good shape. For me the bezel rotates too easily, so you may want to have a watchmaker tightened it up a bit. Please note that in the pictures the outer edge of the bezel shows what appears to look like excessive wear from the 43-45 minute mark. Whatever this was cleaned off without issue. A new picture, the 6th one in with an 8 in the date window, has been added to show this. The case is in excellent shape without any significant dents or dings, very light signs of use and insignificant oxidation where the mid case meets the case back. The outer edge of the case back is engraved “ANTIMAGNETIC-INCABLOC-STAINLESS STEEL-SWISS MADE-WATERPROOF” with “20 ATM” followed by “01-0905″ and “0194” engraved in the center. The superdome crystal has scratching/scuffing. Please note that while the dial is pristine some dust/minute debris has gotten between the crystal and crystal ring and now sits on the underbelly of the crystal. The 17 jewels FHF 905 automatic movement with quickset date function is pristine and appears to be untouched. Until recently it had been running strong with a healthy power reserve of over 37 hours and keeping near perfect time. However, now only the seconds hand will advance but the hour and minute hands do not move. With only the seconds hand moving the approximate power reserve period was 40 hours after winding the sharply threaded 4.5 mm screwdown crown 39 full revolutions. The crown winds buttery smooth. The date and time can be manually set without issue and the quickset date function works flawlessly by unscrewing the crown, pulling it out to the second and final position and then turning it clockwise until the desired date has been reached. It’s a great feature that allows you to run through an entire month in literally seconds. Given that the hour and minute hands no longer move and considering that this 40 plus year old watch has likely never been serviced (there are no watchmaker service markings on the inside of the case back), a complete overhaul is needed. This watch measures approximately 35.5 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40.5 mm including the crown and approximately 19 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 12.5 mm. As mentioned above, given that the hour and minute hands do not move and considering that this is a vintage watch that has likely never been serviced there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. For this watch that time is now. A full overhaul is needed to get this watch running as it should and healthy for many years of future use and enjoyment. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item “Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR” is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “savethetreestoday” and is located in Issaquah, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical: Automatic
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Display: Analog
  • Lug Width: 19mm
  • Brand: Avia
  • Case Size: 35.5mm
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Water Resistance: 200 Metres / 20 ATM
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Diver
  • Age: Vintage (1920-1970)
  • Water Resistance Rating: 200 m (20 ATM)
  • Features: Date

Vintage Avia Divers Watch withMint Dial, All SS Case, Screwdown Crown FOR REPAIR