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Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-982 RK Item:  BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVE WATCH [1966] MANUAL
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ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL
ORIGINAL US GOV NAVY CONTRACT SUCCESSFUL 300+ FEET TO 666 FEET 1ST PLASTIC CYSTAL
BULOVA M6 DIVE
MANUAL ALL STAINLESS STEEL
BEZEL OPERATES BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET DIVE WATCH [1966] M6

 

INSURED VALUE:  799.00



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THIS BULOVA 1966 666 DIVE SERVED TWO TOURS IN THE NAM

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BLUE WATER
BROWN WATER
THEM BLOODY
MUDDY NAVY SEALS

 
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ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION
VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL
BULOVA M6 DIVE

ALL STAINLESS STEEL
BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET
DIVE WATCH
[1966]
M6

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WITH

M6 11DP
PARA SHOCK
17J
MOVEMENT
ORD DEP STYLE

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THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVER
BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF MINE
WHO SERVED [1966-1968]

AND A GREAT SIZE
36.5 X 36.5
MM
W/O CROWN

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INCLUDES


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INCLUDES NATO BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP
OLIVE DRAB WITH KEEPERS
UP TO SIZE 9

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THIS BULOVA HAD A 
RED HAND SILVER HAND OR WAS PAINTED WITHWHITISH RADIUM ILLUMINATION

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ALL ORIGINAL DIAL, FINISH,  HANDS, CRYSTAL

THE CRYSTAL IS ONE OF THE LAST CRYSTALS
THAT WERE INVENTED FORMULATTED SPECIFIVVBCALLY
UNDER TWO CONTRACTS WITH THE US MILITARY
MAINLY THE NAVY TO INVENT MANUFACTURE TESTAND PROVE
THAT A PLASTIC CRYSTAL COULD STAND UP TO A DEPTH OF 3OO PLUS
AND NOT JUST SIT ON TH OCEAN FLORR BUT TO OPERATE

THE BEZEL WAS, LIKE MOST OF THOSEE PRIOR TO 1969, LOOSE WITH NO MEANS TO REPAIR
YET SPECIAL ATTENTION AND A MANUFACTURER OF HARDENED STEEL SPRING WIRE SAVED THE DAY
STEEL - BEZEL NOW TURNS - WITHOUT THE CRYSTAL COMING LOOSE

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THE MAIN FEATURE IS THE NEW CUSTOM MADE VIETNAM ERA CUFF STRAP

CREATED AND HAND MADE FROM VINTAGE VIETNAM ERA MATERIALS
[

INCLUDED IS A NATO OLIVE DRAB STRAP] ARE INCLUDED WITH
SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO REMOVE AND PLACE ON NATO
STRAP AND BACK TO CUFF [ALL OF 10MINUTES]


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M-6 1966


AFIRST # IS DECADE    SECOND # IS YEAR
THE FIRST DECADE L = 1950 /    L6 WOULD BE 1956
THE SECOND DECADE M = 1960 /   M6 WOULD BE 1966
THE THIRD DECADE N = 1970/   L6 = 1976

THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FT 
HAS M6 ON BOTH CASE AND MOVEMENT

THE RESTORATION WAS PERFORMED BY THE ONLINE VINTAGE RESTORATION EXPERT ROCK SCARFONE OF GOLDSMITHWORKS
ROCK SIGNED THE LEATHER CUFF DETAILS AND THE CASE INTERIOR OF THJE TIME PICE

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ROCK IS BURNING/HEATING THE 40 YEAR OLD LEATHER WITH GAS AND OXYGEN
REMOVING THE YEARS OF WAX, OILS, GRIME, FILTH

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ABOVE IS HIS ALEGED SECRET MIX OF OILS AND WAXES
THE STRAP WILL LOOK GREAT WHEN DONE
AND BE "STRAIGHT"

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AN EXPENSIVE MIX. 60 BUCKS WORTH OF TREATMENT

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THE SNAPS ARE REPLACED THE LEATHER SCRAPED OILED WAXED 3500 RPM BUFFED

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THE FIXINGS ARE APPLIED BY HAND LOOKS BLACK BUT IS BROWN

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THE LEATHER IS SITTING IN A PRESS AND WILL THEN BE HEATED IN A LIGHT OVEN

WHILE WAITING FOR STRAP I RAN A WATER TEST TO 200 FEET. THE WATCH TESTED FINE, BUT
THE STEM SHOWED SINES OF POSSIBLE FAILING REMEMBER ONLY SCREW IN CROWNS CAN BE WARRANTED. 

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  STEM STEEL WAS OK. CASE BACK FINE CRYSTAL FINE/ AGAIN, IT IS NOT RECOMENDED TO SWIM OR TAKE SHOWERS OR CLEAN DISHES WEARING THE BULOVA


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HERE THE PATCHES AND LEATHER ARE SOAPED DOWN
AND WRAPPED IN PLASTIC FOR 24 HOURS

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LOOK AT THE LEATHER.
THERE IS SOME YELLOW DIE THAT WAS MIXED WITH THE BLACK OIL
NOTE THE  UNEVEN FINISH
TO SIMULATE THE AGE

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OILED AGAIN AND HEATED
SO THE OILS WILL BE ABSORBED

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LEATHER SUEDE HOLD DOWN STRAP FOR MOUNTED WATCH ON CUFF

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THE HOLD DOWN THROUGH LUGS

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THEN THROUGH THE PERFECT CUT OUTS

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A HEAT GRILL FOR FINAL DRYING
AFTER REMOVING WATCH OF COURSEG

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M6
1966

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EVERY ITEM IS ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE CRYSTAL
THIS 1966 BULOVA IS ABSOLUTELY RARE
AFTER ONE AN ORIGINAL  CRYSTAL WAS DISCOVERED

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MAKING HOLD DOWN SPRING WIRE FOR BEZEL ROCK IS SANDING TO OO.5

THE BEZEL OPERATES NOW OPERATES [FOURTH AND FINAL TIME] . THIS VIETNAM ERA BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET DIVERS THAT BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF ROCKS WHO SERVED A FEW YEARS EARLIER THAN ROCK

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ON AND WORKING
THE BEZEL NOW TURNS

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THE FACT IS, OUTSIDE OF S/P GREEN BERET AND SUPPORT TROOPS
THE ACTION AND  IN VIETNAM BEGAN IN 1966
GOT STARTED ON THE DATE THIS BULOVA CAME TO LIFE

 

The Selective Service System of the U.S. drafted 382,010 men into military service in 1966, the highest total during the Vietnam War.
By comparison, in 1962, only 82,060 men were drafted[28] The draft was a major source of opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States.

At the beginning of 1966, the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam totaled 184,314.

The Philippine Army deployed to Vietnam

A platoon of U.S. Marines blocked the passage of a convoy of pro-Buddhist ARVN soldiers en route to take over Da Nang airbase.

The armed confrontation was resolved after negotiations between the two sides. Over the next few days the tense situation in
Da Nang and Hue quieted down although control of the two cities was still contested between the government and the Buddhists.

Operation Crimp also known as the Battle of the Ho Bo Woods—was a joint US-Australian military operation during the

Vietnam War in the Ho Bo Woods, 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Cu Chi in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, about
56 kilometers (35 mi) north-east of Saigon. The operation was a minor tactical success for the Australian and U.S. armies
but the Viet Cong soon returned to the area and it continued to function as a base area for them until 1970.


The Battle of Suoi Bong Trang was a major action during the Vietnam War fought on the night of 23–24 February 1966 between

US and Australian troops, and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. The battle occurred during Operation Rolling Stone,
a major American security operation to protect engineers building a tactically important road in the vicinity of Tan Bihn, in
central Binh Duong Province, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Bien Hoa airbase.

Battle of ?c Co was a major engagement between the North Vietnamese 5th Battalion of the 33rd Regiment and

the South Korean 3rd Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Regiment on August 9, 1966. The battle resulted from North
Vietnamese attempts to infiltrate ?c Co from Cambodia.

Premier Ky told General Westmoreland that the Buddhist Struggle Movement virtually controlled the three northern

provinces of South Vietnam and that the Buddhist leaders were suspected of being in contact with the Viet Cong On }
Premier Ky's orders, without notifying President Thieu or the U.S., a pro-government military force arrived in Da Nang to
take control of the city from the Buddhist Struggle movement protesting against the government and American influence.
An American gunner on a helicopter fired on a menacing crowd at the airport in Hue and killed an ARVN officer. The Buddhist
Struggle movement blamed the incident of the American. After the funeral of the ARVN officer killed by an American, a large
crowd burned down the United States Information Service library in Hue. Several Buddhists later set themselves on fire. THEN
a crowd of pro-Buddhist demonstrators stormed the U.S. Consulate in Hue and set it on fire [SOUTH VIETNAM  WAS HEADED
BY CATHOLIC VIETNAMESE, THEY WANTED TO ELIMINATE THE BUDDHISTS].

MACV's long-standing estimates were that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam numbered 282,000.

CIA analyst Sam Adams wrote a memo stating that "the number of Viet Cong is closer to 600,000 and perhaps more."
The memo would initiate a lengthy debate between MACV and the CIA concerning the number of Viet Cong.


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CASE IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL
THE LUGS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN ANY WATCH EVER
THEY ARE PERFECT FOR RUBBER DIVE STRAPS OR A ROCKSTER WIDE LEATHER STRAP. IN FACT IF YOU WANT

ONE WITH BADGES AND EXTRAS LET US KNOW A GREAT PRICE FOR YOU! ROCK WAS GOING TO PLACE IT
ON A WIDE CUFF BUT HE HAS SO MANY HE DECIDED
TO LEAVE IT TO THE INVESTOR

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CROWN IS SIGNED
NEW BACK SEAL
NEW CROWN SEAL

WOW LOOK AT THE LUGS
THIS WAS MADE FOR A 1960'S WIDE CUFF STRAP

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BEFORE CASE WORK

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COMPLETELY TORN DOWN INCLUDING MOVEMENT

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DEPLETED RADIUM HANDS AND SECONDS HAND
  DEPLETED RADIUM MARKERS AND NUMBERS
TOTALLY SAFE & SO NICE ROCK DID NOT RE-LUME
;M6 = 1966

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AGAIN THE CROWN SPORTS THE "C"


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CASE BEFORE RESTORE -BUFF-POLISH

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NEW CASE BACK SEAL SECURELY IN THE SEAL NOTCH

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ALL TOGETHER

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ALL DONE

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A SPRING BAR CURVING TOOL TO TAKE OVERSIZE SPRING BARS
AND CURVE THEM SO THE THICK OVERSIZE NATO STRAP WOULD FIT

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WITH CRYSTAL REMOVED ONE CAN SEE THE BEZEL AND INSERT ARE FOR
THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666

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