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Bulova 1970 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

11BLL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

BS1021359

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square Plastic

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I picked up this beautiful 1970 Bulova.  It is square at 28MM x 34.5mm and an awesome champagne color bark textured dial which is marked BULOVA with SWISS and gold applied stick markers.  Both the 11BLL movement and case back is marked N0.  The serial number has a counterstapped BS in front of it.  I am not sure if the bracelet is original but it works.  It is yellow gold plated.   I've checked all the ads and cannot seem to find a match.  

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 21, 2018 - 8:50pm

Can you please advise what details are on the back case?

JimDon5822
Posted October 21, 2018 - 10:21pm

The back says

Bulova

Gold

Electoplate Bezel 

Stainless Steel Back

N0

BS 012359

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 22, 2018 - 8:31pm

Well, I can truthfully say this is one I have never seen before. Style-wise, it looks like it should be 10 years older than it is. I like it.

No luck yet, but I'll keep looking. Unknown for now.

JimDon5822
Posted October 22, 2018 - 8:42pm

neetstuf-4-u wrote:

Well, I can truthfully say this is one I have never seen before. Style-wise, it looks like it should be 10 years older than it is. I like it.

No luck yet, but I'll keep looking. Unknown for now.

. It is interesting that it has an Accutron symbol on the crown.  Also have you ever see a stamped BS in front of the serial number?  

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 22, 2018 - 8:50pm

I almost think the crown might be a replacement, but don't know. The s/n has me puzzled - never seen a s/n prefix like that on a Bulova.

Band is most likely a replacement, as it has spring loaded ends. 

JimDon5822
Posted October 22, 2018 - 8:51pm

neetstuf-4-u wrote:

I almost think the crown might be a replacement, but don't know. The s/n has me puzzled - never seen a s/n prefix like that on a Bulova.

 

The closest watch I could find was this Accutron.   I do not believe it was a frankenwatch.  I believe it to be a purpose built wind up watch.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 22, 2018 - 8:59pm

I agree, it appears to be a legit watch but with a potentially replaced crown. What it is tho, I currently don't know.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 27, 2018 - 6:11pm

Panel thoughts?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 3, 2018 - 6:29am

I've come back to this on every day this week, I am stumped.

1970 Bulova Unknown

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 3, 2018 - 6:31am

Same here - Unknown for now.