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FS: 1967 Bulova Snorkel Model J - Ref. 11403W - Bakelite Bezel

For sale is an insanely rare and beautiful example of the iconic Bulova Snorkel Model J - Ref. 11403W, dated M7=1967. This model was only produced by Bulova for 1 year, and in small numbers. The serial number of this particular example is quite low at #399 as seen etched on the case back. This version is larger than a standard Snorkel at approx. 36.4mm, and has a stunning bi-rotational bakelite bezel. The stainless steel case with screwed back is unpolished and in beautiful condition. Overall size is: 36.4mm (excluding crown) & 43.2 mm lug to lug.

The matt black dial & hands are original, and the lume has aged to a gorgeous matching patina between them. Some lume loss on the sweep seconds hand, and a split in the lume on the minute hand, but all stable. Original signed Bulova crown. The watch comes with its original JB Champion stainless steel signed bracelet as seen in the advertisement in the pictures.

The service history is unknown, but the Bulova movement in the watch is running well and keeping very good time. Please note: It appears to have been replaced at some point as it’s dated earlier than the watch. I have sourced the proper year (M7=1967) 11ALAC Bulova Movement in complete and outstanding condition as seen in the pictures, and it’s of course, included in the sale. This can be replaced by your watchmaker at your timing. Until then, you can enjoy wearing as is.

I truly hate letting this one go, but funds are needed for a new piece. I have only seen a handful of this reference on the market, and most in very poor condition.

I am asking $1350 or closest reasonable offer plus shipping. I ship via UPS or USPS fully Insured with tracking. I accept PayPal, Venmo or Wire. Please feel free to message me with any questions or interest. jdb35bdj@hotmail.com">jdb35bdj@hotmail.com

Thanks for the space Chronotrader & Jeff! Jeffader! Jeff

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