Vintage Bulova information sharing


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Oceanographer G dial variations

Submitted by Tayloreuph on May 14, 2022 - 10:03am


I'm working on determining how many variations of the G dial were produced. I've currently found 6, (excluding the V variant) and was wondering if there was anything on these forums about it? I'm looking for year made for some variants. Any information is helpful. Thanks.…

Bulova Series 1430 Yeoman Accutron Transistor Radio

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on February 14, 2022 - 6:01pm

Here is a first for me. Bulova clear back "Yeoman" (series 1430) pocket sized transistor radio with lined leather case.. In the original packaging with papers and Bulova 9V battery. Note that the box is marked "Ebony, C" - black body with clear back. The paperwork is undated, but bears a zone number address, indicating it is pre-1963. The Accutron was introduced in I believe Nov. of 1960. The 1430 series radio is the only example of a Bulova radio I find online bearing the tuning fork logo. This would appear to date this radio to the same time frame as the original Accutron.

The Bulova Accuquartz Cal. 224 was the first mass-market quartz wristwatch

Submitted by JimDon5822 on February 13, 2022 - 10:46pm

This is a great article about the history of the quartz watch and Bulova's role as the first to mass produce a quartz watch.  The article claims the The Bulova Accuquartz Cal. 224 was the first mass-market quartz wristwatch

Black dial with gold, radium?

Submitted by KodachromeCrawford on January 21, 2022 - 5:01pm

Hello everyone! Just received a ladies Bulova, it has a black dial and gold numerals. I have no idea of the model, I believe the back case has been replaced as there is nothing engraved. When I asked previously I was told that this would make it most likely non-conforming. So my issue is this, I want to open the case and look at the movement (to help with identification) but now am worried that it could be a luminous (radium) dial. I'm going to try to attach a photo. Any help or info is greatly appreciated ! Thanks!