What Bulova watch did you wear today?

Submitted by mybulova_admin on October 11, 2020 - 4:14am

Did you wake up this morning and think.....hmm what watch will I wear today?

Was that watch a vintage Bulova watch? If so, please share a photo showing what watch you decided to give some much precious 'wrist time' today.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 11, 2020 - 4:53am

I've always wanted to start this forum topic just to see what people wear.

I'll start out by showing my 1929 Bulova Watertite, recently repaired with a new balance wheel. I've even put a new waterproof gasket on the case....although I'm not sure if I dare go for a swim.

1929 Bulova Watertite watch

 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 11, 2020 - 10:26pm

Oops!! I cheated today and wore a Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber 1 that I bought recently......sorry Mr. Bulova

PS - that is a killer watch Stephen, looks like the new movement helped? I think that is one of the all time best Bulovas EVER!

Tag Heuer Cal 1 Carrera

 

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 12, 2020 - 7:59am

Fun idea, Stephen! I start each day by choosing my watch. My OCD desire is to have enough watches in my collection to wear a different one every day for a year if I so desire.....I'm getting there. Today, it's a 1942 Arnold on the original band. The "broken" seconds track between the 10 and 11 is some sort of weird crystal distortion.

42 Arnold

kratzjoseph60
Posted October 12, 2020 - 12:18pm

Today, I picked out my 1960 Princeton "B". I haven't worn it in a while, and it matched the cloudy weather this morning.

Also, that is a really cool watertite! I might have to wear my '45 watertite tomorrow.

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 25, 2020 - 8:52pm

In reply to by kratzjoseph60

Hey Joseph, these are very cool watches! I have an identical one around here somewhere.

timesofplenty
Posted October 12, 2020 - 10:50pm

pink, yesterday and today

 

14k

14k

 

14k

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 15, 2020 - 9:51am

In reply to by timesofplenty

That's a beauty, solid rose gold! Please add it to the database (under "add a watch") for discussion when you have time. Great inscription on back.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 13, 2020 - 6:21pm

Today I chose my 1976 Bulova Oceanographer....a little beat up cosmetically, but the inside is pristine after being fully serviced.

These ones are hard to find....I'm still looking for an original divers bezel to replace my temporary one.

1976 Bulova Oceanographer watch

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Watch of the day is one I have yet to add to the database. 1945...looks like a Clipper with a white face. I've had it about a year and  still don't know what it is.....

white face Clipper

mybulova_admin
Posted October 15, 2020 - 3:55am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Yep, please add, as it will be a rare model for use to hopefully ID. Such a great little watch, considering it's a men's watch.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 15, 2020 - 9:39am

It's warm and sunny this morning, so I thought I'd take my 1929 Surrey out for a ride.

1929 Surrey

josé serra
Posted October 25, 2020 - 10:19am

Bulova Accutron Anniversary 25-10-2020

Accutron Anniversary Day: celebrating using one of mine Accutron Spaceview.

Andersok
Posted October 25, 2020 - 12:03pm

Happy 60th anniversary Accutron.

A few of mine:

AccutronsAndersok

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 27, 2020 - 10:24am

Today's choice is classic and simplistic in design

1967 Commander "F"

10/27/20

Kathy L.
Posted October 27, 2020 - 9:45pm

Well I had to get out and wear my American Girl "K" today after seeing one like it on a new Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit.  

American Girl "K"

Reverend Rob
Posted October 31, 2020 - 1:28pm

As you know, I'm more of a mechanical fan, but lately I have been wearing this 1976 RR Accutron.

1976 Accutron RailRoad

Geoff Baker
Posted October 31, 2020 - 10:31pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Sweet watch Reverend, my wife (the nurse) wore that model for years. You really need to find a "zero" dial as it was made exclusively for the CN Railroad.

Reverend Rob
Posted November 1, 2020 - 11:05am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I'll have to keep an eye out for that, I hadn't heard of such a thing, thanks Geoff.

On these 214s, it is interestingly important to use the right gasket on the case back. Too thin means that the setting mechanism will not function properly. Too thick is also problematic, and I was lucky enough to find a couple NOS Accutron gaskets. My expertise on these is very limited, this one didn't need much in the way of work, and keeps very good time, it might be gaining a couple of seconds a day, I'm going to time it for a week or two and see. My reference will be the Bulova Moon watch, which is very accurate as we know. 

Reverend Rob
Posted November 1, 2020 - 10:13pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Ah, I must have missed that! What do you want to bet it's not available in Canada?

Geoff Baker
Posted November 2, 2020 - 9:35pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

So, I'll mail you one, you just won't get the dealer price.....in fact I'm not sure the entire Accutron Line isn't limited to the States.

Reverend Rob
Posted November 3, 2020 - 2:52am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks, Geoff, I appreciate that...  The excuse I am getting is the pandemic, although I fail to see how that is a factor. My rep is advising me to check back in 2021, but I will cease to be a dealer in June, so that will be too little too late. I don't know who is making these decisions, but they are mistakes. These are exactly the type of watches that made Bulova famous and sold the best. 

Benjamin Barrera
Posted November 6, 2020 - 10:57pm

This is a great question, many of us have a lot of watches but which ones do we actually wear?  Lately I've been wearing one of the white faced Clippers, this one is from 1943 and has different hands and numerals from the one posted earlier.  I've been wearing this one during most of the pandemic.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 11, 2020 - 12:54pm

wristalarm

1965 Wrist Alarm was today's choice.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 16, 2020 - 6:22pm

Today, I felt "privileged" (no firewood to stack) and went for the 1958 Beau Brummell "H"

58beau

 

Uhr_Mensch
Posted November 23, 2020 - 1:15pm

Hello all,  since I didn't find a "new member" thread, I would like to introduce me and my Accutrone here.

My Accutron

This is what I wore today. The watch had a service 2 years ago and still runs very precisely.

Cheers, Tom

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 23, 2020 - 1:31pm

In reply to by Uhr_Mensch

Hi Tom, welcome to mybulova. That looks like a real beauty. Please go to the home page and click the red "identify your Bulova watch" link for a proper identification by the panel members.. That way, it can be properly discussed and entered into the database for all to see and appreciate.

Cheers!

Uhr_Mensch
Posted November 23, 2020 - 3:52pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Hello neetstuff-4-u, thanks for your welcome! I currently have another Bulova in the "identify" area but I will do it with this one as well later on.

Cheers, Tom

douglas wilson
Posted November 23, 2020 - 2:55pm

73

I am wearing my 1973 11AOCD which I still have to positively identify. Clipper of some sort?

RAYBAN-USA
Posted November 26, 2020 - 4:55pm

Happy Thanksgiving!  Wearing a '69 Sea King today.

 Thanksgiving 2020 - 69 Sea King

dvuksicharris
Posted January 6, 2021 - 8:09am

These are all fantastic men’s watches. I’m considering getting a vintage bulova for my husband. His birthday is at the end of this month and I haven’t started shopping yet. 
he is kind of the hippie type with shaggy hair and a beard. Not sure if those types of guys have “a look “ that screams out.  Hahaha

JimDon5822
Posted January 13, 2021 - 10:14pm

In reply to by dvuksicharris

My vote would be a 1960s Bulova Snorkel Dive watch with black dial on a wide leather cuff bracelet.  

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 7, 2021 - 8:33am

1952 Air King came out to play today.

air king 01/07

Andersok
Posted January 17, 2021 - 2:07pm

Giving this one some time today...

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