Bulova 1973 Senator

Submitted by tomprobkins on March 26, 2016 - 4:11am
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Blue dial with Orange Highlights. Orange sweep hand. Day and Date are on opposite sides of the dial like the President line. 

1973 Bulova watch
Posted March 26, 2016 - 4:13am

I think it is a variant of the Senator that doesn't show up in the ads. 


Posted March 26, 2016 - 11:12am

I think you may be right; it would appear to be a 23 jewel Senator model, as they were 23 jewels and had that distinct pie-pan like bezel. There were also Oceanographers with a similar design, and the orange accents are often seen in diver's watches; but they were 17 jewel and rated 333ft or more. I did not find a matching ad, but did find one ad to support that the Senator line did have variants with the separated day and date windows:

I would vote Senator no variant

Edit: I think the subject watch may actually be the 'A' variant in the photo with the blue dial

Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2016 - 7:32am

Hi Tom, welcome back. I wonder if the watch IS the one pictured in the advert Ken added. It's a stainless case with a royal blue dial. Other than having a strap it appears to my eye to be the same watch.

Senator (A?)

Reverend Rob
Posted March 26, 2016 - 10:57am

An interesting design for the Senator, that's for sure. I'd tend to agree, it does seem a match to the Senator 'A'.

Posted March 26, 2016 - 12:58pm

I would agree with the Senator A and perhaps the bracelet version is a variant.

Posted March 26, 2016 - 3:23pm

The bracelet is not original. 

Posted March 26, 2016 - 3:36pm

Senator "A"

Posted March 26, 2016 - 8:02pm

Are you sure the case is stamped 'Tiawan'? Can we please see a picture of the back of the watch?

Posted March 28, 2016 - 9:25am

In reply to by mybulova_admin


Are you sure the case is stamped 'Tiawan'? Can we please see a picture of the back of the watch?


I'll get a picture tonight. 

Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:45am

Hi all. This thread drew me to this great site as I was trying to identify my own vintage Bulova. It looks like I have the exact same model except that mine has the little whale on the face, similar to the illustration in the advertisement. Figured I'd post these images. Hopefully they will help to correctly identify this model. On the back, under the BULOVA name, is "N2." Cheers!