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Bulova 1973 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.

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Crystal Details: 

31.5 mm



Additional Information

Automatic 23 jewels

Engraved on back with date given as a gift: 1973

Gold body? Worn, but not showing any base metal underneath. Strap has gold wearing off.

Original octagonal box with tag "Bulova Accutron Swiss"

No date code on back; back not taken off to view movement.

ex: deceased estate. Have looked through the listings, but can't find this one. Any information appreciated.

Thank You!

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1973 Bulova watch
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1973 Bulova watch
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1973 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2017 - 8:37am

Hello callias, welcome to myBulova. This watch is a challenge to ID properly. The case back is one we see regularly but doesn't have the standard Bulova date code. Without seeing the date code on the movement and using the inscription I would date it to 1972 or 1973. Not having any gold markings I doubt the case is solid gold. It's hard to tell if the clam shell display case is original but it seems to be of the era of the watch. The watch is similar to a Gold Clipper of the early 70's with one  notable exception. The Golden Clippers had 17 jewel movements while your watch is marked 23 jewel. Here is an advert showing the Golden Clipper.

I've looked through our adverts, at this point I find no match. I have updated the date to 1973.

1973 Unknown

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 12, 2017 - 8:18am

Panel Members, any thoughts?

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 2:12pm


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 5:02pm

I am also unable to find an ad to help give it a model name or a model number most likely. It is a nice looking watch, but an Unknown at this time.

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted February 13, 2017 - 12:12am

Unknown. Maybe the inside case back has additional markings? Also the movt will provide a clue.