Bulova 1977 Jet Star

Submitted by gmmy775 on April 23, 2019 - 8:39am
Manufacture Year
1977
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
T330899
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Other
Crystal Details
28.05mm
Gender
Mens
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 23, 2019 - 9:34am

I struck out on this one. It's possible it had a number designation instead of a name.

Unknown for now, sorry.

gmmy775
Posted April 23, 2019 - 9:51am

I understand that it is called a Jet Star.  There is another one in the '70's watches, but they have the wrong movement listed because the one claimed is strictly a date movement, not day/date.  I still have to find a movement ring, stem, and crown.  It runs very well though

gmmy775
Posted April 23, 2019 - 9:52am

wild internally facetted crystal

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 23, 2019 - 10:16am

 Good catch. I considered Jet Star, but could find no ads depicting it. Early on in mybulova, members could assign a name based on intuition, as opposed to documentation and discussion.

I just found this one, added in 2012 -  https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1975-jet-star-4073

that is hang tagged as 11673-W, with no reference to a name. It was apparently speculated to be a Jet Star based on similarity of number designation to others with ad documentation.

It's a tough call, let's wait and see what the other panel members have to offer.

gmmy775
Posted March 23, 2020 - 12:10am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thought you might find this interesting.  I have always wondered if this was actually a Bulova works in some other maker's case.  Part of this skepticism was based on the fact that the thread ring has never screwed into the case very well.  Then a couple nights ago I run across this base metal version of the same watch, including the odd internally faceted crystal, but it has a different dial and a different back.  I now believe that it is Bulova, perhaps international, but the seller didn't have the back or dial and fitted an almost fitting Bulova back to it.mystery Bulova 1 

gmmy775
Posted April 23, 2019 - 4:20pm

This is the watch I was referring to.  It appears to be identical, however the movement cannot be an 11ALACD, as to the best of my knowledge every movement in that series is limited to "date only" function.  You are quite tenacious in your research I see

Reverend Rob
Posted April 24, 2019 - 10:32am

All the ads I see for the Jet Star show Day/Date. There's a handful on the 'Bay right now. 

 

Geoff Baker
Posted April 25, 2019 - 7:46am

This one is Unknown to me. Regarding the linked watch, I voted that one as one check (which means I don't think it's a Jet Star either). 

1977 Bulova Unknown

Kathy L.
Posted April 25, 2019 - 10:00am

1977 Bulova Unknown for me.

Andersok
Posted April 25, 2019 - 12:04pm

Unknown also