Bulova 1959 International

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
333.149
Case shape: 
Oval
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I'm posting this one because it's a European Bulova, Swiss case and has different markings than what we normally see. They seem to use a decimal system, inside the case is 333.149, and on the back is "Bulova Swiss" and "1.28729". Movt stamped 'M0', case stamped 'M0'. 

Casemaker is Maeder-Leschot, of Biel, Switzerland. 

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Reverend Rob 1960 Bulova International 09 21 2014
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JP
Posted February 18, 2014 - 4:07pm

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Some one is using the way back machine aren't they Rev.  Hmmmm

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 18, 2014 - 4:17pm

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Ha ha. Of Course not, that would be a violation of International Temporal Displacement Law, passed  back in 2049. 

OOOPS!

bourg01
Posted February 18, 2014 - 5:07pm

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Cool watch, fine condition but fat chance of us finding any ID for it. Still, I like it.

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William Smith
Posted February 18, 2014 - 5:37pm

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There's that International sig on dial.  Nice one Rev. Unknown...and may stay that way for a while....

mybulova_admin
Posted February 19, 2014 - 4:37am

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We added (rightly or wrongly) an "international' option in the model name listing. I say to keep things consistant with the other one or two watches we have ID'd the same.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 19, 2014 - 8:27am

I'm at 'NON-CONFORMING', non Bulova Case.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 20, 2014 - 3:36am

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Whats the Non-Conforming part?

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 19, 2014 - 1:46pm

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The case is stamped 'Bulova Swiss' on the back. 

I wrote it up in the description, sorry, should have added the photo. 

OldTicker
Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:26pm

I do think that we should at least call these with the "International" designation on the dial as such, while it only would get 2 ticks from me, at least it would have a 50/50 chance until a ad appears to prove or disprove the name on the dials (Duowind, 17,  & Set-o-matic).

It is no doubt a Bulova case, I actually read your write up Rob...sometime we get so much egg on our face, it gets hard to see....

It looks like it is in very well taken care of condition, the bezel still has most all of its detail, and other than a new hour hand, a little polish and a good service, it will be around for many more years.

 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 20, 2014 - 3:46am

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We previously established that the 'International' stamp was probably aimed at the overseas markets.

Bulova International

Also found this that might suggest that 'International' was just another brand and not a model. Similar to Carvelle, in which case the international line of watches may not qualify for this site.

Bulova - International - Carvelle