Bulova Barracuda

Submitted by el tel on July 2, 2014 - 11:48am

Have just bought one of the above watches which is a diving style watch although 50 metres is probably ok for the shower. It is marked barracuda chronograph on the face and bezel and on the back the name barracuda is marked as a registered trademark to Bulova. The watch is numbered 35101 and is marked Bulova. Have only found reference to this on a Spanish speaking website and I am curious as to Bulova having the name as a registered trademark. Have tried to download pictures but have failed. Any comments would be appreciated and I have no idea with regards to the date of the watch. Thankyou.


Posted July 2, 2014 - 12:29pm

Just done a quick search, the only one I found was the 1968 Barracuda Divers watches by Vantage.

Good looking 200m. with Tropic bands.

I wonder at the brand, I will look further into it.


Edit- quick look on mikrolisk gives us Vantage as part of Hamilton.

Posted July 2, 2014 - 12:33pm

Barracuda name is in mikrolisk under 3  different companies- Langendorf in the sixties, Mathey-Tissot in the seventies and SMH, Switzerland in the eighties.

William Smith
Posted July 2, 2014 - 3:36pm

In reply to by el tel

Hi Terry

For images to upload, they need to be up to 640 pixels wide, with a little more wiggle room for height.  Typical layout for most digital cameras is 640x480 pixels (or some multiple thereof with same aspect ratio).  The site size limit is 150Kb.  If you have some pictures you are trying to load, you can use most image processing software (including Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Photoshop, etc...) to resize your photos to the above limits.  When you do a save-as, you can also select "quality" for .jpg's which will give good detail/color while lowering the file size to 150kb or below.  When naming photos, always end the file name with the  day/month/year in name so photos on site have unique names and don't get confused by the back end.

....or you can email them to me and I'll do it and stick them in there for you.


Posted July 2, 2014 - 3:54pm

I don't think that's a Bulova Terry.

I don't see the Bulova name, that looks more 1980's-1990's to my eyes.

100m. (330ft) w/r, looks to be a cheap quartz, they got a nerve asking for that price, they are saying it's in perfect condition when it's covered in dings and scratches, avoid like the plague.

Not so much "caveat emptor", more "fugam emptor".

Posted July 2, 2014 - 4:02pm

Terry or everyone, this site is useful if you want to make a high kb pic into a low kilobyte one.


After uploading your pic, choose how large you want to make it, then at the bottom right is a kilobyte resizer. Click and choose '150' as your max, and it will download to your computer or tablet ready to post here. Simple.

el tel
Posted July 2, 2014 - 5:09pm

Thanks for the responses , I will try again tomorrow to download the pictures. I only paid around 40 dollars for the watch I bought.


William Smith
Posted July 2, 2014 - 7:04pm

I don't think it's Bulooa either. Looks newer and not Of typical Bulova quality.

el tel
Posted July 3, 2014 - 4:12am

I have sent the photos to Admin as I am unable to download them. Hopefully the photos will clarify whether this watch is a Bulova.


el tel
Posted July 4, 2014 - 2:07pm

Admin . If you are not going to add the pictures to this thread then I would ask you delete it . Thankyou.


Posted July 4, 2014 - 2:20pm

He is on holiday, can't you use taht link I posted to make your byte size smaller? Or send them to me,PM for email addy.

Reverend Rob
Posted July 4, 2014 - 2:30pm

Definitely not a Bulova product.

el tel
Posted July 11, 2014 - 2:18pm

An update , the movement is a Miyota OS10 , which is a company owned by Citizen watches who also own Bulova.  The watch is a genuine Bulova but of an age which is too new for this forum. Looking at the drawings of the movement it appears to have a date of 2005 .