1972 Bulova Cushion Case Automatic

Buy for: $650.00

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The Reference

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Movement

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.

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Seller WatchSafari
Auction Number 364
Location New York City
Brand Bulova
Model Automatic
Reference Number N/A
Movement Automatic, Bulova 11 ANACB
Year 1972
Dial Silver and Blue
Case Width 37mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Band Material Leather Strap and Original Stretch Stainless Steel Bracelet
Clasp Type Buckle
Original Box No
Original Papers No
Seller Type Dealer

Buy for: $650.00

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