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Bulova 1979 Classic

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1979

Movement Model: 

Unsure

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

None

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova
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1979 Bulova watch
1979 Bulova watch
1979 Bulova watch
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Sangamo23J
Posted May 20, 2018 - 3:57pm

No additional info on this one, other than it is a really neat looking watch in Top Condition!

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 26, 2018 - 3:40pm

That is a sharp looking watch!  I didn't find an ad that looks like a match.

1979 Bulova Unknown

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted May 22, 2018 - 8:59am

Hard to find a match to these late 70s models. Most likely it has a reference number instead of a name. The number may be in the lower part of the dial near the 6 marker. Nice looking watch! 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 25, 2018 - 11:21pm

Is that something you've noticed? I know Timex watches did something similar, but was unaware Bulova also did it.

The subject watch looks the have 'T.S  W. Germany' on the dial near the 6.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 26, 2018 - 6:13am

Timex numbers were a combination of case/model number I think; with last two digits being date (75, etc.). With a date of 1979, and W.Germany under the 6 position, I would be inclined to think this is a numbered model as opposed to a named one.

Unknown for me.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted May 26, 2018 - 8:33pm

I was thinking I had some watches from the 70s with numbers at the bottom of the dial, but looks like 1980 is my earliest. It is my assumption that the numbers represent a model number; case numbers are typically listed on the caseback.

Yes, I see now the Germany on the dial of subject watch and not a number.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 26, 2018 - 7:13am

Nice looking watch, alas...

Unknown

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 26, 2018 - 3:33pm

Unknown

AEW
Posted August 18, 2019 - 6:44am

I have the same watch! Mine is a retirement watch from the US Post Office, marked 1979. Mine has a gold band and USPS engraving on the back, but identical otherwise.

JimDon5822
Posted September 29, 2019 - 8:31pm

This looks like a good match to this ad. 1979 Bulova Classic - The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · 13 May 1979