Bulova 1972 President

Submitted by Stickshift on December 11, 2018 - 1:12pm
Manufacture Year
1972
Movement Model
-
Movement Jewels
23
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
J263440
Case shape
Octagonal
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

An inheritance from my grandfather. The watch has little wear since he only brought it out for special occasions.

The case is 37.5mm across diagonal, 36mm across at the crown, 38mm at the lugs, and 11mm thick including the domed acrylic crystal. The sides and scallops of the case are polished, as is the signed bracelet. The front of the case has a radial brushed pattern. The dial has a fine vertical line pattern and indicies are applied (including the day/date surround). The crown is unsigned. The case back reads '10KT Rolled Gold Plate Back' and 'Gold Electroplated Bezel', and N2 (1972). The case has not been opened because it keeps good time so I'm unsure which movement it uses. 

Unfortunately the box and paperwork are long gone, so I have no idea what model it is. I've seen an identical dial and hands on a 1972 Sea King, but I have not seen another Bulova with the same case shape. I'm leaning towards it being a Senator, but that's a guess.

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Kathy L.
Posted October 3, 2019 - 11:06pm

Well done Jim!

1972 Bulova President

jabs
Posted October 4, 2019 - 4:16am

1972 Bulova President is good match

Stickshift
Posted December 17, 2019 - 12:04pm

I'm quite late, but thank you for the match Jim! The bracelet definitely isn't original, but I wouldn't be surprised if the clasp was swapped onto the JB Champion bracelet at some point. I recently got the watch back from servicing and can confirm that there's a 23 jewel 11AOACB in there.