Bulova 1972 Spinnaker

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11AOACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3-18261
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1972 Bulova Spinnaker

All stainless steel case dated N0 with automaic 17 jewel 11 AOACB movement dated N2. Orange and white color dial and matching leather strap with original Bulova buckle. Day and date function, case number 776.

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William Smith
Posted July 4, 2015 - 3:38pm

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Nice!!! Still has the matching leather strap!

+1 on 1972 Spinnaker ID

JP
Posted July 4, 2015 - 11:03pm

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Ditto Will. Very very nice.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 5, 2015 - 1:10am

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These are a very cool looking watch when with their original matching band.  I'm not sure if this should be a 1970 or 1972 Bulova Spinnaker. Normally we go by the case date, but this model may have been produced in 1972 from stock parts as we see an aweful lot of N0 stamped cases. We rarely see a N1 stamped case in this style.

 

jabs
Posted July 5, 2015 - 4:35am

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1972 Bulova Spinnaker

Geoff Baker
Posted July 5, 2015 - 5:48am

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Dang, this is a cool watch. I picked one up a couple months ago but haven't gotten around to photographing and adding it (along with eleven others I'm sorry to say). Mine is also a 1972 movement in a 1970 case and has the original orange/white strap. My wife says I can't wear it outside of the house.

1972 Bulova Spinnaker, in all it's glory. Well done Ken, I am totally grooving on this beauty.

Andersok
Posted July 5, 2015 - 6:28am

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The strap is in fair condition; I'd like to have it re-produced if anyone knows a good leather maker. I've set it aside as to not wear it out any further and placed a completely white strap on it, which doesn't look too bad. I get a mix of likes and dislikes on the style from others, but I rather dig it!

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William Smith
Posted July 6, 2015 - 3:33am

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I don't know of any place that reconditions/remakes leather straps, but I bet someone else does.  Maybe you can have the leather redyed?  I betcha they could match the color pretty good.  

jabs
Posted July 5, 2015 - 10:15am

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with two-tone strap looks great, I would not change

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bobbee
Posted July 6, 2015 - 2:41am

Lovely looking watch, but I think it might be a recased one.
The case serial on both of the other examples in the db are also from 1972, and start with 3-34.
Both are smaller looking cases, and are the same shape as each other. The cases are polished, with no "grain" like this one.
This example has a strap that does not quite fit too, unlike the others. Bulova atraps should fit snugly.
The case date is a couple of years too early.
All this points to the case being non-original.

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bobbee
Posted July 6, 2015 - 2:51am

Scratch the above, just seen the variant in Mark's post here:
http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1972-spinnaker-3406

Shows this same case style sorry!