Bulova watches from the 70s always intrigue us. At this point in time, it seems that there is nothing that Bulova wasn’t doing. They were pushing technological limits with Accutron, still making automatic and manual winds, and even starting to make the switch to quartz. And each of these came in nearly every case shape and for every occasion. It is because of this great diversity in Bulova watches at the time that every once in a while a 70’s Bulova makes us say “I had no idea it existed, but I want it”. This large cushion-cased watch did exactly that with its silver dial and Mexico blue accents, all paired with an automatic movement. Yes, please.
The Case and Bracelet
The 37mm stainless steel case is in very good condition. The brushed finish on the top of the case is still visible but is marred with some scratches, though the bevels are still crisp. The signed screw-down caseback and signed crown are both correct for the watch and thought to be original. The acrylic crystal is in matching very good condition. In addition to the strap photographed, the watch comes with its original Bulova signed stretch bracelet.
The Dial and Hands
The dial and hands are really where this watch comes to life due to the classic color combination of silver and blue. The dial itself has a subtle sunburst pattern to it which plays nicely with the large applied hour markers. Notable is the lack of luminous material which we appreciate in this design as we think it would have clashed with the colors of the dial.
This watch features an automatic Bulova 11 ANACB movement with day and date complications. The watch is running and the service history is not known.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Automatic, Bulova 11 ANACB|
|Dial||Silver and Blue|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Leather Strap and Original Stretch Stainless Steel Bracelet|