Bulova 1974 -Unknown

Submitted by Tayloreuph on October 7, 2020 - 6:08pm
Manufacture Year
1974
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
7202-2
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
acrylic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

N4 Bulova

Red dial, red/white bezel

Bulova

Snorkel

Automatic 

666 Feet 

Lumed baton hour markers with minute track in white.

Day/Date with silver date wheel, white day wheel

Case back is pitted, but N4 is visible and on the movement.

False
red dial front
case back
movement
neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 7, 2020 - 7:44pm

Nice watch, I really like the red dial and bezel ring combo. I'm a bit puzzled by this one. A couple questions -

is there anything stamped on the inside of the case back? Perhaps a number and "Swiss"?

Can you confirm "Bulova" is stamped on outside of case back?

Is there a s/n stamped on the outside of case back?

I don't find any examples of this watch in the database, ads or linebooks, but still looking

I don't see an import 3 letter stamp on the movement, and wonder if this might be an international model produced and sold outside the US.

Best guess at this point by date is a 1974 Oceanographer - unknown variant, with Snorkel being the name of the 666 feet feature.

Tayloreuph
Posted October 7, 2020 - 9:39pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Dial has

T SWISS T

at 6:00

Case back interior has 

MLB 

SWISS 

on the inside, and Bulova on the case back

BULOVA ...*something something* FEET

I've seen green, blue and black dial variants of this model also. There's a similar Accutron variant also.

Andersok
Posted October 12, 2020 - 8:42pm

The only match I could find is in Linebook 199, which I believe to be a 1975 (not 1970).

No model names, and no color reference:

LB199_11665

 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 12, 2020 - 10:10pm

It seems there were several colors available, don' recall ever seeing an advert

1974 Bulova Unknown (although I would agree to an Oceanographer ID)