The outer edge of the case back is stamped "CARAVELLE - WATER RESISTANT - 666 FEET - STAINLESS STEEL" with "M9" stamped along the inner edge. While the integrity of the crystal appears to be intact it should be replaced as it is chipped along the edges, scratched and there is dust/debris/spotting on its underbelly. While I normally show pictures of the movements of watches that I put up for sale, the case back on this one is torqued too tight for me to remove. The manual wind movement runs strong and keeps accurate time.
After recently winding the sharply threaded, original "C" stamped crown 38 full revolutions (excellent for a manual wind) the movement had a healthy power reserve of approximately 37 hours. The crown winds buttery smooth. Given the vintage nature of this watch and considering the movement's unknown service history (it's possible that a service has never been done) a complete overhaul is recommended.This watch measures approximately 36 mm excluding the crown, approximately 39.5 mm including the crown and approximately 20 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 8.5 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 10.5 mm. Given that this watch is nearly 50 years old and considering the movement's unknown service history 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 as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item "Vintage 1969 Bulova Caravelle 666 Feet Divers Watch withAll SS Case, Runs Strong" is in sale since Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "savethetreestoday" and is located in Issaquah, Washington.
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