Bulova 1967 AeroJet

Submitted by gmmy775 on March 26, 2020 - 9:54pm
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
11ALC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
F289357
Case shape
Round
Crystal Details
30.35Dia mm, in watch. Domed acrylic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Bulova AeroJet  11ALC  17j SS F289357 M7/M7

        Width w/o Crown:         34.65 mm

        Length:                         41.05 mm w/lugs

        Depth:                             5.25 mm wo/crystal, 9.75 mm w/crystal

        Lug Width:                    17.50 mm

        Crystal:                         30.35Dia mm, in watch.  Domed acrylic

        Crown:                            4.00Dia mm, not signed

        Inside case back:  No inscriptions or ink

        Engraving on outside case back:  BULOVA; Stainless Steel Case; Shock Resistant; F289357; M7;      Anti-Magnetic; Waterproof

Movement:  11ALC Hand Winding

        Engraving on Movement:   65; BULOVA  WATCH CO; 11ALC; 17; Seventeen Jewels; Swiss; M7

Notes:  One of my favorite Bulovas is a 1966 Self Winding AeroJet.  When presented with the opportunity to acquire an almost identical Hand Winding AeroJet I said of course.  The only difference on the dial is that this one reads “Waterproof”, and the ’66 has “Self Winding.  Then I decided to put an acrylic exhibition back on the Automatic, since it is a shame not to be able to just admire the movement.  This watch arrived in perfect working order, and is quite accurate, particularly for a 53 year-old watch that does not appear to have ever seen a watchmaker.

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mybulova_admin
Posted March 27, 2020 - 5:03am

I love the above 4th photograph of this watch!!

1967 Bulova Aerojet (no variant)

This model Aerojet varied based on it band. Variants A, B, C, D respectively.

1967 Bulova Aerojet watches

 

gmmy775
Posted March 27, 2020 - 8:22am

Are you referring to the cruddy hands? They could be nicer.  will be looking for replacements. The watch is so clean otherwise, could that be a breakdown of the lume?  Also, on the 5th photo, that gunk around the crystal and bezel is crystal polish.  It has since been carefully removed.  Any way to remove that shot and put an updated one in there?

JimDon5822
Posted March 27, 2020 - 10:18pm

1967 Bulova Aerojet.  I am thinking you can remove the lume and reapply it.   I bought a lume kit off of ebay and it works great.  

gmmy775
Posted March 28, 2020 - 2:17am

In reply to by JimDon5822

Hi JimDon

I found several kits on Ebay and saved them.  I am thinking that the "white" kit is most correct?  I guessing that the old lume soaks off.

Thanx

Jimmy

Geoff Baker
Posted March 28, 2020 - 9:49pm

1967 Bulova Aero Jet, very nice