Bulova 1976 Model

Submitted by cliff on February 18, 2015 - 4:29pm
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Watch was my Grandfather's who has passed away. It works well other than it needs a crystal and some paint on the second hand. It would be great if someone could let me know what size and type of crystal it needs. Thanks



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 8:02pm

If you can, please take a picture of the inside if the back of the case and may be able to help you.


Posted February 19, 2015 - 6:17am

Hey JP,


Here is the back of the case , it reads T - 3645 Taiwan


Posted February 20, 2015 - 1:16pm

Nice looking heirloom!

It is not certain by 1976 that all Bulovas were given model names or if they were being identified only by a model number. This 1976 ad has a similar watch in gold, and there is a post referencing the same watch from the ad with the Buccaneer name.

Posted February 20, 2015 - 3:53pm

Hey Andersok,

Nice find! It does indeed look like the last watch in that picture except a different colour. 

I have taken the watch in to be fitted with a new crystal and to be overhauled.



Geoff Baker
Posted February 21, 2015 - 8:19am

Hi Cliff, welcome to myBulova. I think you're very fortunate to have your grandfathers watch, I'm a big fan of family heirlooms too. I'm glad to see you're having it brought back to life, I hope you have fond memories of you grandfather while wearing it.

By the mid 1970's Bulova had stopped naming all but a few models. Our advert library ends about this time period and we find very few ads post 1975. Part of the reason is that quartz watches were coming into the market and for the most part we limit ourselves to the pre-quartz, or mechanical watches. Technically, we stop our efforts at 1980 for that reason.

The ad Ken linked above, the Buccaneer, is a possibilty. My vote would be a tentative Buccaneer for your watch.

William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 11:38am

I'm good w/ tentative Buccaneer.

William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 12:21pm

The thread Ken links to above has several ads which suggest Cliff's watch may be a Jet Star.  The Buccaneer ad in that thread has a slightly different case than Cliff's watch, IMO.

Reconsidering the Buccaneer ID in light of Jet Star ads.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 1, 2015 - 5:32am

I went back to that ad, I'm pulling back on the Buccaneer ID too as that watch case is different. I'm not sure I see the Jet Star ads you're referencing Will?

Back to Unknown for now.....sorry Cliff

William Smith
Posted March 1, 2015 - 12:15pm

yea....back to Unknown from me too.