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Bulova 1974 Starburst

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1974

Movement Model: 

8CL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

R558057

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Heirloom watch from my wife's Grandma, just passed to her by her Mom. Case and movement both marked "N4".  A little grungy, but overall pretty nice and mounted on the original band. Currently keeping time.

This is a model I have never seen before, and only find one ad depicting the watch. Ad states:

"Starburst designs mate a 17 jewel watch to an easy on stretch bracelet"

1974 Starburst?

 

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 9, 2019 - 4:21pm

1974 Bulova Starburst

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 9, 2019 - 5:39pm

Congrats to your wife on a lovely heirloom!  I found several ads stating starburst design and some ads for a starburst collection of 8 designs.  This is the only one that seems to state it as a name.

1974 Bulova Starburst

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 9, 2019 - 5:54pm

Thanks Kathy and well done on the ad!

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 10, 2019 - 9:32am

Heirloom, the best watches ever! Congratulations Mrs Neetstuf.

1974 Bulova Starburst

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Andersok
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Posted May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm

Nice heirloom piece. I didn't find an ad with a name for this one. The 1970s Starburst line was 14k and diamonds. I think the ad we see above is just a description or the style. I'm at Unknown model name.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 11, 2019 - 8:43am

I think the second advert names it Ken based on "Bulova Starburst". I would be OK with a tentative ID

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 15, 2019 - 9:47pm

Trending to "Starburst" any final thoughts?

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 19, 2019 - 10:57am

It was a very well advertised model in 1974.  I think it would be good to do a tenative Starburst based on the one ad.  

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 24, 2019 - 11:57pm

Starbusrt works for me.