Bulova 1979 Quartz

Submitted by Reverend Rob on August 10, 2019 - 2:21pm
Manufacture Year
1979
Movement Model
Quartz
Movement Serial No.
-n/a
Case Serial No.
none
Case shape
Other
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Here is an interesting ladies watch, at first glance you might think it is a manual wind, but it is in fact a quartz. The case could easily accomodate a manual wind movement, and many early quartz watches from many established companies sourced quartz movements that were drop-in replacements for the mechanical ones, so the cases remained the same. 

Case is 14K yellow gold, as is the fine mesh bracelet, weighing in at just over 20 grams. 

Photographed by kind permission of our customer. 

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1979 Bulova watch
1979 Bulova watch
1979 Bulova watch
1979 Bulova watch
1979 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted August 10, 2019 - 9:49pm

One jewel, how extravagent! Am I missing the date code Rob?

mybulova_admin
Posted August 10, 2019 - 10:04pm

Is the movement branded? I feel like I've seen this model before, but came up blank for an advert.

1979 Bulova Quartz.

Reverend Rob
Posted August 16, 2019 - 4:04pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

The movement is an FE, but carries no Bulova markings. It says 'Technotime' on the top plate, but that is not a manufacturer. Possibly Bulova was looking for sources of Quartz movts, like everyone else was at the time. 

jabs
Posted August 11, 2019 - 3:27am

1979 Bulova Quartz

Kathy L.
Posted August 11, 2019 - 10:51am

I looked and didn't find anything.  

1979 Bulova Quartz

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 11, 2019 - 11:10pm

1979 Bulova Quartz - it's dated late enough to possibly never have had a specific name.