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beluga
06-09-2008, 07:28
Watch that's back from the seabed... And it's still working, after 67 years | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1025033/Watch-thats-seabed--And-working-67-years.html)

reactive
06-09-2008, 13:36
That is a freeking awesome story. Thanks for the link.

Geoff_T
06-09-2008, 13:43
Has anybody heard of this brand before or did they die out in ww2. Also while I think the story is cool I had to ask myself would glass or crystle last that long in the ocean without becomeing etched?

diver-wife
06-09-2008, 13:50
This outta help sales (if they are still in business) Great marketing campaign

mike_s
06-09-2008, 14:12
It was a Bulova. They are still in business.... good watch.

bulova (http://www.bulova.com/)

Geoff_T
06-09-2008, 14:14
This outta help sales (if they are still in business) Great marketing campaign


Unfortunatly they were sold, now they are a holding of citizens still exist in some way though check out the wiki artical interisting history.

Bulova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulova_Watch)

scubasamurai
06-09-2008, 14:50
well lets hope all our watches can do that!!!!

Karletto
06-09-2008, 15:20
thats exactely how i lost my golden bracelet http://www.renault-klub.si/forum/images/smiles/new_let_it_all_out.gif :smiley19:
lets hope one day ill see it in the mailbox too; edit: i forgot -> theres no name on ithttp://www.renault-klub.si/forum/images/smiles/new_let_it_all_out.gif

if someone wants coordinates to find it -> expect compesation in $$; its in Croatia; depth 20m+

longtailbda
06-09-2008, 15:32
Great story its amazing that its true. Hope that I could find a watch that would last as well.

waytooslow
06-09-2008, 16:34
I have a Bulova and it is a great watch - dropped it the other day and cracked the bezel, doh...

Bulova - Brands - Bulova - Bracelet - 96B75 (http://www.bulova.com/brands/bulova/product.aspx?id=663&coll_id=22&origin=collection)

CompuDude
06-09-2008, 16:59
Well... I doubt it was "still ticking" after 67 years of being on the ocean floor. Article is a little hazy on that point.

Still in full working order, however, that's really great. :)

And, of course, being an automatic watch, it would have been wound up and started ticking again just from being handled and moved about.

Bulova makes some great watches... I only wish they had some nice ones under $800 or so! (let alone several thousand!)

Splitlip
06-09-2008, 17:14
thats exactely how i lost my golden bracelet http://www.renault-klub.si/forum/images/smiles/new_let_it_all_out.gif :smiley19:
lets hope one day ill see it in the mailbox too; edit: i forgot -> theres no name on ithttp://www.renault-klub.si/forum/images/smiles/new_let_it_all_out.gif

if someone wants coordinates to find it -> expect compesation in $$; its in Croatia; depth 20m+

My Irish Setter once ate a gold ring of mine. Got it back later. Anyone want to buy it :smiley36:.

Anyway, back to the OP. A Bulova could be in my future.

CompuDude
06-09-2008, 18:28
thats exactely how i lost my golden bracelet http://www.renault-klub.si/forum/images/smiles/new_let_it_all_out.gif :smiley19:
lets hope one day ill see it in the mailbox too; edit: i forgot -> theres no name on ithttp://www.renault-klub.si/forum/images/smiles/new_let_it_all_out.gif

if someone wants coordinates to find it -> expect compesation in $$; its in Croatia; depth 20m+

My Irish Setter once ate a gold ring of mine. Got it back later. Anyone want to buy it :smiley36:.

Anyway, back to the OP. A Bulova could be in my future.

Did your Irish Setter eat a Bulova? :smiley36:

thecheeseman
06-09-2008, 18:48
SALES PLOY!!!! wow, thats pretty amazing. What do you think he thought when he first saw it again?

Martin2
06-09-2008, 19:01
That's pretty fantastic. The fact that the watch still works is pretty amazing, but the fact that he actually got it back after all of those years is even more so.

scootermcfly
06-09-2008, 19:04
Amazing story.

DaneMeyer20
06-13-2008, 16:45
thats a cool story but i wonder if someone put another battery in it because i have never heard of anything lasting that long...ever

FishFood
06-13-2008, 17:02
thats a cool story but i wonder if someone put another battery in it because i have never heard of anything lasting that long...ever

It was an automatic, or self winding. Wound by the natural motion of moving your hand back and forth.

Like Compu said, it probably wasn't ticking on the sea floor :smiley36:


It's pretty cool that the owners of his previous houses forwarded the watch. I wouldn't have a clue how to contact any previous owners of my house.

dive10killer
06-13-2008, 21:24
That's incredible.
Now if only my class ring would show up!

mike_s
06-13-2008, 21:40
thats a cool story but i wonder if someone put another battery in it because i have never heard of anything lasting that long...ever


ummm.... don't think you could even buy a watch that operated off a battery at that time... :D

Dectek
07-06-2008, 19:23
That was one Expensive watch for that time period. $55 dollars in 1941.
Think of how much that would cost today. 458 gallons of gas $1832 or 1.6 oz Gold to a tune of $1492.

How Much things cost in 1941 as per peoplehistory.com
Average Cost of new house $4,075.00
Average wages per year $1,750.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 12 cents
Average Cost for house rent $32.00 per month
Beautyrest mattress $39.50
Average Price for a new car $850.00
One "D" cell battery $0.10
Cost of one ounce of gold $33.85 as per MNA.org

zahgurim
07-15-2008, 07:15
Cool story!

mchain
07-15-2008, 08:46
That was one Expensive watch for that time period. $55 dollars in 1941.
Think of how much that would cost today. 458 gallons of gas $1832 or 1.6 oz Gold to a tune of $1492.

How Much things cost in 1941 as per peoplehistory.com
Average Cost of new house $4,075.00
Average wages per year $1,750.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 12 cents
Average Cost for house rent $32.00 per month
Beautyrest mattress $39.50
Average Price for a new car $850.00
One "D" cell battery $0.10
Cost of one ounce of gold $33.85 as per MNA.org

That is great information, helped put it into perspective for me. New house for four grand...