While Bulova/Accutron made many killer divers in the 1960s and 1970s, the dual-crown Deep Sea has to be the coolest kid on the block. Sure, there are the Bulova Super Compressors, and Accutron made several awesome Snorkel models, but none are quite as bold as the Deep Sea.
At first glance, this model looks like it may have a Super Compressor case with its dual crown setup and rotating inner diver’s bezel. It isn’t. Real Super Compressor cases were produced by EPSA and featured a specialized proprietary water sealing design in addition to the iconic inner rotating bezel. Several companies in the 1960s and 1970s cashed in on the popularity of this design, and one of them was Accutron, who really did a bang up job.
FYI ive used Star Findings in NYC for an overhaul of a 60s accutron, great work, great guy. Ive been to the “store”, but he also accepts mail in repairs! one of the few people in this country that still works on them
I love these old Bulova deep sea watches. I simply cannot understand why someone would spend over $600 on a brand new quartz watch when they could have a piece of history that is an instant conversation.
I do also believe that the market for early electric, electronic, and tuning fork pieces is going to increase in the next few years.
I picked up one of these in December from the original owner, including the original bracelet, box and instruction manual for $200! Mine is a ’74, elapsed time bezel, ballerina case back.
Looks like you’re using the Modena tropic strap. Sadly they don’t sell them anymore I’ve been trying to buy some more.
Actually, I am going to guess that’s a silicone O.Frei strap which you can pick up from their site for about $5-6. Nice but likes to collect lint/dust.
Can you confirm the strap, ‘stoph?
Beautiful watch. I will definitely be picking up a watch with this movement in it sometime this year. The sweep is mesmerising!
Would love to see a side-to-side with the recent Bulova branded precisionist movement reissue.
I bought the new version which is Accutron II . this are new technology. accuracy is better than average quartz. why fancy old watches?