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Bulova 1960 International

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
M0
Case Serial No.: 
1.73683
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 International Model 333.149. "Maeder-Leschot, Biel, Switzerland" symbol on inside of case, along with "Stainless Steel Back, Bezel Gold Plated 6  40 Microns "M0" and the number 333.149.

Movement marked Swiss with no import stamp or "USA".

Case back exterior marked "Bulova Swiss"  and "Waterproof"; with the number 1.73683.

This watch is identical to Rev. Rob's with the exception of the markings being slightly different and it lacks the "International" text on the face. After viewing Rob's example and comparing it to mine, as well as reading the previous thread, here are my thoughts. This would appear to be  "International Collection" produced entirely overseas for the International (non-US) market. My thought is that if a watch has "International" on the face  it was a European design introduced to the US market and a blank face was marketed in Europe and/or Canada. It would seem that 333.149 is the designation of the case/watch (same as Rob's) and 1.73683 is the serial number. The back of this case issuper clean; first character of S/N is absolutely a "1" and not an "I".

That said, I would call this an International "333.149", following the lead of a couple of the previously noted ads that give "International" watches a number designation, as opposed to a name.

 

Thoughts?

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Bulova 1959 International

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
333.149
Case shape: 
Oval
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I'm posting this one because it's a European Bulova, Swiss case and has different markings than what we normally see. They seem to use a decimal system, inside the case is 333.149, and on the back is "Bulova Swiss" and "1.28729". Movt stamped 'M0', case stamped 'M0'. 

Casemaker is Maeder-Leschot, of Biel, Switzerland. 

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Reverend Rob 1960 Bulova International 09 21 2014
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Bulova 1972 International

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11AFACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
i-95307
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

i have been searching for this watch online also in the database here..i couldn't find it under international... so i am not sure if that is the actual name of the model or the type of series the watch is under... the doesn't run i picked it up in a lot of many different watches awhile back..i forget about it for a while...the linen dial is in pretty great shape...the watch is,what i think all original w/ band...i haven't actuall seen this model before...i don't think its rare just something i haven't seen..i look in the ad section too, i couldn't find this model there either...any info or any other pics of one would be great thanks...sorry about the picture quality i took them pretty quick

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Bulova 1960 International

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
l-46874
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

This watch has a swirl effect dial, possibly the "snow drift" on the President "E", from the 1964 ads. 34mm. X 41mm. X 18mm. lug gape. Seller specifies the watch is only sold outside the U.S. and that is where the name comes from. All photo's are with the seller's, Empressissi's permission.

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