Skip to main content

Bulova 1967 International

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.151429

Manufacture Year: 

1967

Movement Model: 

Automatic

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1-593509

Case shape: 

Round

Crystal Details: 

Being repaired, unable to measure!

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Stainless Steel case and back. Purchased in 1970 for £12.50 while on holiday in Jersey (Channel Islands)

Not For Sale
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Bulova Al
Posted February 28, 2018 - 3:40pm

I bought this watch 47 years ago! Can't remember how but I managed to break off the second hand!? It's being repaired at the moment. Very little use but runs well despite never being serviced.
Couldn't find photos of anything similar and was hoping for a little input from yourselves. Thanks, Alan

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 2, 2018 - 10:30pm

Suspect another International model. Dial is in great condition.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 3, 2018 - 8:20am

Hi Al - welcome to myBulova, amazing that you've managed to keep this one looking good for all those years, well done!

I'm not sure I see anything in terms of a match either. Many of the adverts we have are from North American publications, Mexico, Canada and the US. We hold belief that Bulova had models  produced in the European and Pacific Rim markets that we can't easily identify. We generally refer to these as "International" model. I too would probably classify this watch as an International model.

PS - have it serviced if you're going to wear it, it's worth the investment.

Bulova Al
Posted March 3, 2018 - 8:51am

Thanks for your comments! It is Swiss Made and runs well. At the moment it is with my watchmaker to be serviced once a part can be obtained. We are needing a replacement second hand pinion which is proving to be a bit elusive at the moment.
I must admit I liked it when bought but think it has grown on me more since with it's minimalist case and bright dial.

Alan

neetstuf-4-u's picture
neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted March 17, 2018 - 8:58pm

I'm comfortable calling this one an International.

Bulova Al
Posted March 18, 2018 - 2:19pm

Thanks, my Bulova is with my watchmaker at the moment, he is attempting to locate a centre seconds pinion (Debauche 275) needed for repair. It is proving to be a bit 'elusive' to say the least.
He told me the caliber is an 11 ALAC, so presumably if I were to get hold of a dead 11 ALAC movement I could salvage the required pinion from it?

Alan

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2018 - 4:50am

I just added three photos that Alan sent me yesterday. Noting the date code inside the case back as M7 I also updated the watch record to a 1967 Model.

Here's the fourth photo, of the movement, also noting M7 date code: