Bulova 1979 Model

Submitted by Pandaroyal on June 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
442 01 02.5
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1979 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted June 3, 2019 - 11:57am

Welcome to myBulova!  If it is possible can you please add a photo of the back of the case in the comments?  Verifying the date helps us in the ID process.

Posted June 3, 2019 - 3:38pm

Hi, thank you very much, it's a pleasure to join this forum ! Here a picture of the movement, the date is n9, 1979 as all these models.

Kathy L.
Posted June 3, 2019 - 5:06pm

Thank you for adding the movement.  I took a look through the ads we have for the late 70's and did not find a match.  Unfortunately we do not have a great deal for this time period.  Great looking watch.  Thank you for sharing and hopefully an ad will come up at some point.

Unknown for now.

Reverend Rob
Posted June 4, 2019 - 12:12pm

Popularly known as the Bulova 'Royal Oak', although I can pretty much guarantee that is not its real name.

Possibly only identified as a model number at this point. Rumoured to be a Gerald Genta design, and looks like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak enough that it should have invited a lawsuit, yet this did not happen.

Was it because GG himself licensed it to Bulova? At the time this watch was released in 1979, the AP Royal Oak had been in production for 7 years. One would expect that AP would take exception to seeing such an obvious copy of their watch. 

Posted June 4, 2019 - 1:26pm

Hi everybody, Yeah I tried to search on forum some picture about this movement but nothing. Nice story and myth behind this watch , gush !

Geoff Baker
Posted June 6, 2019 - 10:59am

Classic Bulova, not sure I've ever seen this one named. We have a couple in the Unknown category.

1979 Bulova Unknown

Posted June 11, 2019 - 9:56am

1979 Unknown for now.

Posted June 15, 2019 - 9:23am

Thank for your helps

Posted December 28, 2021 - 9:44pm

Here is a 1975 ad showing this as Model #4420102.5

Bulova Royal Oak