Bulova 1974 -Unknown

Submitted by oberuber on March 2, 2013 - 3:57pm
Manufacture Year
1974
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
23
Movement Serial No.
None
Case Serial No.
492829
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
OCTAGANOL FACETED CRYSTAL
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

DIAL FACE:  BULOVA, 23JEWEL, AUTOMATIC

CASE BACK:  BULOVA:  BASE METAL BEZEL,  STAINLESS STEEL BACK.

MOVEMENT:  BULOVA WATCH CO, 23 TWENTY-THREE JEWELS, 11AOACB.

INSIDE CASE BACK:  RV CONNEDTED OR R WITH CHEDK MARK, 7621-1, SWISS.

WATCH BAND:  SPEIDEL USA, EXPANSION.

EBAY SELLER STATED IT WAS A 1974 WATCH BUT NO DATE CODES ON CASE BACK OR MOVEMENT.

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1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch
JimDon5822
Posted October 5, 2019 - 9:29pm

BINGO.  The watch came from the factory as you see it based on this 1975 ad including the faceted crystal.  Unfortunately no name but most likely a President based on the 23 Jewel movement.  The ad clearly shows 23J on the dial.  

The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) · 13 Aug 1975

The Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio) · 17 Dec 1975,

Geoff Baker
Posted October 6, 2019 - 6:49am

Well done Jim! Now for  the name......

JimDon5822
Posted January 7, 2021 - 4:54pm

Found in the 1974-1975 Line Book BAWD0192-3.   Same model but different color case and dial.  No name but this is the stainless version of the subject watch. I would expect the model number to be close to the 11013-0W.  Perhaps and OY.

 

1974 Unknown

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 7, 2021 - 5:35pm

Well done, Jim now we know it's legit as seen....a name is next. Hopefully it won't take another 7 years.