Bulova Devil Diver 1st Gen

Bulova Devil Diver 1st Gen

SKU: VWS-1495

Here is a wonderful and rare, all original Bulova Devil Diver Chronograph from 1970. The navy blue dial is in very fine condition, with white lettering and large steel block hour markers with lume dots at the outer ends. There are a few small marks below the center and around the 5 o’clock hour marker. The 3 o’clock subdial shows the chronograph minute counter and the 9 o'clock sub-dial shows the running seconds hand. The central seconds hand shows the chronograph seconds count.


The rotatable stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with moderate wear. The blue color has faded and it has a few scratches and marks. The brushed stainless steel case with the original crown and pushers is in fine condition, with some marks of wear, particularly at the upper lugs. The stainless steel case back is in fine condition, with some scratches and marks. The case does not appear to ever have been polished.


The watch comes on an after market rubber diver strap of good quality. Note that vintage diver’s watches are not suitable for actual diving!


Inside the watch, Bulova’s version of the Valjoux 7733 movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +-12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in November 2021 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


This model got its very cool nickname from the “666 feet” inscription on the case back, 666 being the number of the Beast in the Bible. This is a watch that will add to anyone’s vintage collection and to a regular rotation schedule.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    Bulova
    Code    VWS-1495
    Movement    Manual Winding
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material  Rubber
    Year    1970
    Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Manual winding
    Movement/Caliber   Valjoux 7733
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    17
    Frequency  18000 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    38 x 45 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Blue
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Rubber
    Bracelet color    Blue
    Lug width    20 mm 
    Clasp    Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Luminescent Hands, Luminous Indices