We have listed quite a few Bulova models from the late 60s and early 70s on Dial and Bezel. These watches have ranged significantly in their design but also in movement type with some featuring traditional mechanical movements, and, others like this, being powered by Accutron movements. Regardless of design or movement type, we are always amazed at how much these watches punch above their weight especially when it comes to the quality of their dials. This example is no exception, with its silver sunburst dial that continues to get better the more time you spend discovering its details. A very subtle centerline, the font of the sparingly applied numerals, the quality of the lume, it all is much better than we expect and it all makes these watches a great value for collectors.
The 35mm stainless steel case is in excellent condition and shows a watch that has been worn sparingly. The crystal is also in excellent condition which aids in viewing the fabulous dial. The caseback with screw-down retention ring indicated the production year of 1970 (N0) and features a custom engraving that reads “Elvin J Kugel”. The crown is a signed brass piece and due to the nonmatching color, we believe that it may be a replacement item.
The Dial and Hands
The silver sunburst dial is in matching excellent condition with no major flaws to disclose. As noted above the dial is clearly the highlight of this watch. Its beautiful applied numerals, well-applied lume, subtle design cues, well-balanced layout create a wonderful combination that will have you staring at this watch all day long.
This watch features an electronically controlled Bulova 2181 tuning fork movement with sweep second and mechanical hack feature. The watch is running and the service history is not known.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Electronic Tuning Fork, Bulova 2181|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Leather Strap|