This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...
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    This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...

    The postman brought me this Caravelle automatic from 1975 that's rated to 666 feet. Although the case is only 37mm x 42mm,
    the cushion style wears larger. The black and red diver bezel is bi-directional. It's equipped with a Caravelle-signed cal.
    11UOACB automatic with 17 jewels, Incabloc shock protection, and operates at 21600 bph with a 46-hour power reserve
    rating. It's based on the AS2066 ebauche. Both the large crown and the vintage folded-steel bracelet are embossed "Caravelle."
    You'll note that both the caseback and the movement rotor are engraved "N5," which is Bulova's code for 1975.

    It has a few scratches and small dings, but what else would you expect from a 36 year-old diver?

























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    Regards from Sunny San Diego..........Tom
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    Re: This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...

    Nice! But get it pressure tested before you dive to 660 feet with it!! LOL
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Nice! But get it pressure tested before you dive to 660 feet with it!! LOL
    The worst it'll likely see is a few sprinkles of water when I wash my hands.
    Regards from Sunny San Diego..........Tom
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    guns and those who dig!"................Blondie to Tuco in TGTB&TU (1966)


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    Re: This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...

    Very nice. Enjoy.

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    Re: This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...

    Looks great, and clean. Nice find.

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    Re: This refugee from 1975 arrived on my doorstep today...

    That's a gem---wonderful find and a gateway to the '70s!

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