Bulova 1977 Model

Submitted by denupnorth on October 25, 2015 - 6:16pm
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22.90x25.90mm plastic
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1977 Bulova

case back:BULOVA, N7 ,STAINLESS STEEL CASE,WATER RESISTANT.Also has an inscription"LOVE JAN 12-25-78.

Inside case back:HONG KONG N-173 BULOVA

Movement is 17 jewel 1133.10 also dated 1977(N7)

Dial:Cushion shaped dial is maked BULOVA,has date window at the 3 mark with dual-day marked under,also marked AUTOMATIC SET-O-MATIC on the bottom.

Crown seems original with the tuning fork symbol on it.

Original bracelet is maked BULOVA,ALL STAINLESS STEEL,HONG KONG.

I can't find a serial number anywhere on this one.


1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted October 26, 2015 - 6:11am

Denis - did you find anything in the data base to match it against?

Posted October 26, 2015 - 12:30pm

I have tried looking through the ads but can't find anything like it,but we don't have that many ads from the 70's.It probably only has a numeral designation and not a proper name.

Posted October 26, 2015 - 12:49pm

Just checked the 70's watches in the database and there's one just like it identified as a generic Clipper.(1977)

Geoff Baker
Posted October 27, 2015 - 7:59am

It's pretty close but not quite the same. The gold part of the bezel is thinner.

Right now I lean toward Unknown but might consider a tentative Clipper. Here's the watch you're comparing it to:


Posted October 27, 2015 - 8:06am

Tentative 1977 Clipper

Posted October 27, 2015 - 8:08am

Yeah, by late 70s we see more model numbers instead of model names, but there are still ads showing names like Clipper, Oceanographer, and Buccaneer. This one does resemble those in the Clipper Collection, but no exact match found...going along with similar watches in the database and the dial elements, this could be given a tentative Clipper id.

William Smith
Posted October 28, 2015 - 2:05am

Yea this time period has lots of numbered watches similar to earlier watches with names.  I'm leaning towards unkown, but will check more of the clipper collection ads and examples.

Posted October 28, 2015 - 4:19am

I see the difference in the bezels now,back to the drawing board.

Reverend Rob
Posted October 28, 2015 - 10:34am

I'd guess Clipper at this point, but without a matching ad, unknown for now. 

Posted October 9, 2021 - 10:06pm

Found in the 1977-1979 Linebook BAWD0213 page 117 in the JC Penney catalog listed as model reference 2507.  Also on page 44 there is a listing as model 11674. We do not have a precedent for naming watches by this model number but adding it.