Any Bulova reverso type ? like reverso jaeger lecoultre

Submitted by Pandaroyal on October 5, 2020 - 12:01pm

Good afternoon Bulovarians !

I have a question for the forum, I like Bulova and the reverso type from Jaeger lecoultre and I would like to know if Bulova released a model like the reverso of Jaeger lecoultre ? 

Thank you by advance for your helps.

 

Regards

 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 6, 2020 - 8:02am

I have never seen one.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 7, 2020 - 1:27am

Unless they released something post 1980, I think it's safe to say that Bulova did not release such a watch prior to 1980. I've certainly never seen anything similar in either a watch entry or an advert. 

Pandaroyal
Posted October 7, 2020 - 4:13am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thanks for your help, I will continu to check on the bay.

 

 

Reverend Rob
Posted October 10, 2020 - 10:17pm

LeCoultre had a patent on that design, needless to say, so I'd be surprised if anybody had a similar type. That said, we see a lot of pretty obvious design infringements with no consequences, examples being the Super Seville looking like a Rolex Day/Date, fluted bezel and all, or the Bulova clone of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. To be fair, a LOT of companies have plagiarized the classic Rolex design, so I'm not sure what the story is there. 

Benjamin Barrera
Posted November 7, 2020 - 12:09am

The 1938 Hamilton Otis is a copy of the 1931 Reverso.  Apparently, Hamilton got sued for patent infringement and had to stop production. 

There are vintage Bulova watches with the general shape of the Reverso.  However, they don't reverse so Bulova was able to avoid the JLC patent.  Keep looking on eBay, they show up every so often.

The current Bulova Frank Lloyd Wright is obviously influenced by the Reverso but once again, it doesn't flip.