Bulova 1972 Jet Star

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11adacb
Case Serial No.: 
3-424376
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Sorry for lack of information, this was my dads watch that mum bought him in 1972 and thats the sum of my knowledge.  It is an automatic watch. On the back it says : Bulova   3-424376   N2  Stanless Steel

thanks for your help

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1972 Jet Star
Geoff Baker
Posted May 27, 2015 - 8:30am

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Welcome to myBulova Ian. I think you are very fortunate to have your fathers watch. I'm a big fan of heirloom watches. I have several of my fathers watches and treasure them highly. If you plan to wear and use this watch I recommend having it serviced before you do, to make sure it runs for another generation.

I'm not sure if we have an advert that show this exact watch but I'm pretty sure it's a Jet Star model. 

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William Smith
Posted May 27, 2015 - 3:06pm

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Does look like one of the Jet Star series or variants. 1973 ad snippet below.

Check out the case back photo of this 1972 Jet Star record (below- click graphic for wathc record).  IanBates, does your case back look similar to below?

Geoff Baker
Posted June 1, 2015 - 7:31am

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Panel Members, your thoughts?

mybulova_admin
Posted June 1, 2015 - 9:14am

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1972 Bulova Jet Star looks to be correct.

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William Smith
Posted June 1, 2015 - 3:09pm

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Yep I agree w/ ID call

JP
Posted June 1, 2015 - 7:50pm

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Ditto

Andersok
Posted June 1, 2015 - 8:36pm

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The Jet Star ad states colored dials as a feature of this line; this watch has a basic silver dial common on many other models and although it resembles watch B in the ad, it is not the same. I don't feel this watch is a Jet Star model; and I am unable to find another ad to identify it - I am at Unknown.

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William Smith
Posted June 2, 2015 - 3:53am

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Text for the "B" does say silver dial.  I'm still at tentative for Jet Star.

Andersok
Posted June 2, 2015 - 7:15am

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It clearly does, thanks Will; I should review these when I am more alert! I'm still not sure about the Jet Star id, I could go tentative.

jabs
Posted June 2, 2015 - 4:38am

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Jet Star for me