Bulova 1973 Minute Man

Submitted by catangen on May 23, 2020 - 10:57pm
Manufacture Year
1973
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
T007184
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
NOS replacement
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1973 Bulova 'Minute Man' Day/Date 23j Automatic N3 mvmnt / N3 case. Stainless w/ non-original Stainless bracelet. Although not original, the bracelet looks like it was made for it and IMO looks better that the original. This watch was a junk bin resurrection. When found the case was heavily scratched, the crystal was cracked, the mvmnet did not run, the stem was inoperable and not secure in the mvmnt. A watchmaker friend of mine  with 30yrs experience was able to bring it back to life as good as new. This one sits on the top shelf of my collection and is the most common daily wear. I just love it. The blueish green dial changes appearance in different lighting which fun to catch. Kind of disappointed to pop the case and see Tiawan on the case back...Boo Bulova, just Boo. oh well, it is what it is. cant fixate on that.   

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wrist shot 1
Bracelet matches nice
wrist shot 2  dial changes in different light angles
case back
as found
'74 ads list a brown dial, i believe the blue dials are all '73s
catangen
Posted May 23, 2020 - 11:10pm

Taken while Horological ICU. 

The Doctor is in

JimDon5822
Posted May 23, 2020 - 11:29pm

Great Job on bringing this one back to life.  I agree the bracelet is perfect for this watch.  1973 Bulova Minute Man looks to be a good match.  

jabs
Posted May 24, 2020 - 3:10am

1973 Bulova Minute Man Day/Date

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 24, 2020 - 9:31am

Nice save!

Found it in 1973-1974_LineBook_BAWD0183

It appears that there is no variant letter, instead the differentiation is stock number. 11007-2W being white w/blue dial. It appears that in 1973/74 there were 2 variations in this case/face configuration. Yellow w/shaded brown dial and stainless with blue shaded dial.

73minuteman

1973 Minute Man

Andersok
Posted May 24, 2020 - 10:27am

Nice match to the Minute Man