Bulova 1972 WristAlarm

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
unk
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

14K Gold.  This beauty caught my eye and deserves a place in our data base.

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Bob Bruno
Posted January 10, 2011 - 3:36pm

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Another unique looking find for Wayne. Love the red tipped sweep hand. Congrats.

Bob

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William Smith
Posted December 20, 2012 - 5:57pm

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Wonder if this is the $165 Yellow Gold "G" variant as per price lists discussed here:
http://www.mybulova.com/watches/5221
I doubt it, as subjet watch is much younger (1972) than first appearance of "G" variant in the model lists (first seen in the November 1954 new model list update/supplement).  While gold color of G is Yellow, the gold content is only inferred by relative pricing of G to other variants (and other model series of this time period).

 1964 list                                            Nov 1954 list supplement.

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William Smith
Posted December 20, 2012 - 7:22pm

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my table headings above are appearing incorrectly. the single entry table graphic is from November 1954 supplement and the larger table is from 1964 model list

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bobbee
Posted December 20, 2012 - 6:53pm

This looks like a sixties watch to me.
How was the date ascertained, I wonder?
No jewel count, no movement, no case SN.
Pretty watch, but no info gained and poses too many questions.

Time Bandit
Posted December 20, 2012 - 7:17pm

Sounds like a "challenge" to the reigning "King of Ads" to find a ad for this good looking watch.

Feel up to the challenge ???    ;-)

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William Smith
Posted December 20, 2012 - 7:18pm

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good catch on the questionable date Bobby.

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bobbee
Posted December 21, 2012 - 7:30am

Can't find an ad for this exact model, found one from the fifties which had similar crowns, and if you look at the crowns they have that  sort of 1950's look, so I may be wrong with the 60's guess and it could be earlier.

PastyDuchy
Posted April 25, 2016 - 5:29pm

This watch was manufactured in Germany by Junghans between 1951 and 1958. it has a 17 jewel Bulova 12B (J89) movement again made by Junghans. It is essentially the same watch as their own alarm watch apart from the name on the dial and the Junghans one has a J89 20 jewel movement (apparently the reason for less jewels is due to import tax being based on the number of jewels). Info is on Ranfft and you tube (a german alarm watch enthusiast called armbandwecker) haven't provided links as wasn't sure if it's allowed (happy to do so if wanted). Can't say if the crowns for this are original but I do know original crowns were not Bulova signed.