Bulova 1968 International

Submitted by tomish21 on December 28, 2020 - 7:57pm
Manufacture Year
1968
Case Serial No.
L-269287
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Boluva Watch

Dated 1952 

Model number: 120103 (can not find what model this is)

Case number: L-269287

Waterproof

Stainless Steel

Purchased in Birmingham England, 15th November 1968

Watch Face
Watch Box
Watch Face 2
Back of watch
Original Documents from 1968 sale
Andersok
Posted December 28, 2020 - 8:34pm

This being a UK purchased watch, we will likely label it as an 'International' model.

We have limited information for watches outside of N.A.; and the only item I can find for something similar, based on that 120103 model number is from one 1960s International Pricelist. These watches  just show a model number, no name.

 

Linebook164Pg6

We will date it to 1968 based on that sale date; but, the movement would be the key to dating it. The case may also have a datestamp on the inside.

tomish21
Posted December 28, 2020 - 8:43pm

In reply to by Andersok

That's great thank you! The back of the watch is stamped with the model number that makes me think its a 1952 watch. It seems that the watch was re-boxed when being sold again in 1968. I am hoping to get the back of the watch off this week to date the movement. 

Andersok
Posted December 28, 2020 - 8:55pm

In reply to by tomish21

You're welcome. This watch would be from the mid sixties or later. You will likely find a two-digit datestamp inside, look for an M#. Movement is likely a model 11ALC or 11BLC.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 29, 2020 - 7:54am

Agreed, this one should be dated by the sale date and similarities to Line Book listings until movement confirmation can be made. I am good with tentative

1968 International

Geoff Baker
Posted December 29, 2020 - 9:08pm

Welcome to myBulova, this is nice classic looking Bulova. I think watches sporting this style case back design are Swiss (Bienne) models.  As Ken stated above, our catalogs don't contain names for these watches, only reference numbers. We generally classify them as "International" models. I've updated the year to 1968 as it's most likely closer to the year of manufacture than 1952. Thanks for sharing it!