Bulova 1977 -Unknown

Submitted by chriskeegan on October 21, 2014 - 7:08am
Manufacture Year
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17 Jewel Unadjusted Swiss
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I have recently purchased this 1977 Bulova Automatic and would appreciate some help in identifying it.

The watch is currently being posted to me so I am unable to post the serial number or movement type until I physically receive it.

Thanks in advance.

*UPDATE* - Watch now received and pictures updated.

Watch has on the display, time, day/date, and features the words 'Bulova' . 'Automatic' . 'Swiss Made'

chriskeegan 1977 Bulova 11 12 2014
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
Posted October 21, 2014 - 10:10am

Great looking watch, but I can't find a match. It could be a Jet Star, or  a Buccaneer, or even a Clipper.


Posted October 21, 2014 - 1:17pm


William Smith
Posted October 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

I'm holding out till you get the watch in hand and we have more info.  Nice watch.  

Posted October 22, 2014 - 3:18am

As soon as i receive the watch i will be posting further pictures of the mechanism and close up pictures of the face and casing.

Hopefully that will give a better chance of identifying it.

I think the blue face is quite rare for this model though as i am struggling to find another one.

William Smith
Posted October 26, 2014 - 11:53pm

In reply to by chriskeegan

Any Bulova with a blue dial in certainly not common, and a great find!!!

Geoff Baker
Posted November 3, 2014 - 6:35am

Hi Chris, any update?

Posted November 11, 2014 - 7:36am

*UPDATE* - Watch is now received and I have updated the information and pictures as best I can.

I am struggling to find a movement symbol on the mechanism though?

Hope the update helps some of you specialists to identify the watch.

Thanks in advance.


Reverend Rob
Posted November 11, 2014 - 3:35pm

Possibly a Set-O-Matic? ETA 2879. Excellent quality watch.

Posted November 12, 2014 - 3:24am

It's funny that you mention the letters 'ETA' as I think this is also engraved on the movement inside what seems to be a circular shape. 

Could you spread any light on what this means?



Reverend Rob
Posted November 12, 2014 - 9:38am

ETA is a company that manufactures movements. It has a long and storied history, and is currently owned by the Swatch Group. It was formed in 1932 to be the ebauches manufacturing part of Eterna. It is an abbreviation of ETernA. Over the years, they have manufactured a large proportion of movts and ebauches for watch companies who were etabbliseurs, that is, using movts outsourced from other companies to make their watches. This practise was, and still is , very common.