New member...Bulova watches and 'The Saint' aka Simon Templar.....

Hi there,

I am a new member having joined today and with only one weeks facination with Bulova behind me!!!! I am a big fan of the retro 1960's editions of The Saint with Simon Templar and noticed whilst watching an episode called 'the time to die' a close up of his watch which was a Bulova!!! This has prompted my interest as I never knew of the brand till this week but am now hooked. I am looking to make my first purchase and am looking for a minted 1960's early 70's model (had a go at ebay item 300403107417 but missed out on it). Can anyone give me any advice please. Does anyone know which model the Saint wore? and any wise words on what to choose or good sources.

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Stephen Ollman
Posted March 13, 2010 - 7:18pm

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Welcome! It's great to see another person hooked by the beauty of a vintage Bulova watch.

If anyone can locate the snippet of footage from the film please post a link here so we can all see the watch in question.

The ebay watch  is a very nice 1966 (M6) Bulova 30 Jewels Commander.

1966 Bulova Commander

This era saw both selfwinding machanical and Accutron watches being sold by Bulova. My only advise for buying a watch of this era is to make sure it works. Unlike ealier Bulova models were parts are relatively easy to find, these newer watches can sometimes be a bit tricky to get parts it they break down.  

Good luck in your pursuit and please let us know what you end up getting and please feel free to add it to this site.

syfre
Posted April 13, 2010 - 5:41pm

A Commander ?  i have one like this one

johnrobet
Posted May 11, 2010 - 6:44am

Welcome! It's fantastic to wager added mortal crooked by the example of a oldness Bulova watch. If anyone be able to place the piece of footage from the flick please place a unification here so we be able to every wager the check in question. The ebay check is a specially pleasant 1966 (M6) Bulova 30 Jewels Commander. 

KORKY67
Posted March 15, 2010 - 5:48pm

Hi Stephen, nice to talk with you via the forum and thanks for taking the time to reply. I have managed to trace the clip from 'The Saint'.....32 mins into the episode in case anyone is interested and have taken some digi snaps (follow the link below to see the snaps), not the best quality but shows a 23 jewels model self winding. Any of you Bulova fans out there please let me know anything you can re the model.

www.flickr.com/photos/48400804@N07/4435775369/

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Stephen Ollman
Posted March 15, 2010 - 7:46pm

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Nice work. I'll certainly look through my files at home to see if I can help identify this model.

KORKY67
Posted March 18, 2010 - 6:39am

My first Bulova has been purchased........it's a bit 'Jerry Leadbetter' from 'The Good Life'....paid for it today and am waiting for it to arrive.......just need a good Accutron now and a mid 60's model like the Saint.

Follow link to 'The Good Life'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/goodlife/

See my Bulova........ebay item.....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250594658959&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp3907.m38.l1313%26_nkw%3D250594658959%2B%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

Comments welcome.......please be honest!!, I can take it!

Kirie
Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:55pm

That is a classic design - very beautiful (or manly if you would prefer).

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Stephen Ollman
Posted March 18, 2010 - 7:49am

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I like it. Well done!

It's retro...it's classic...it a real 23 jewelled swiss movement...and you got it for a good price.

Congrats. I hope to see it added to this site! 

KORKY67
Posted March 19, 2010 - 12:27pm

It's true...there can still be love at first sight......my watch arrived today and is better than I expected.....sorry to go on but I am well chuffed (pleased as we say in Scotland) with it, it is like new and has the most beautiful matt chocolate face (like looking into a tin of drinking choc powder)...I can't fault it.

nenaviovicente
Posted May 16, 2010 - 11:19am

If anyone be able to place the piece of footage from the flick please place a unification here so we be able to every wager the check in question.

replica watches

watchlover
Posted May 19, 2010 - 10:20am

 Hello my fellow Bulova watch lovers!!! I have what appears to be a Curvex but it's not "Art Decoie", "know what I mean? Anyway upon closer inspection it's a 15jeweled, 10AE, with a curious "Omega" symbol? Very smooth second hand movement, "Sweeping", 10K bezel and SS snap back.  I need a little more information to ID thus beautiful fully functional watch. Thank you and hope to hear from someone soon!

watchguy
Posted May 20, 2010 - 8:53am

The Omega symbol is probably the 1940 date code.  See "Dating your Bulova" in the "Information" dropdown.

I'm sure we'd all like to see some pictures!

nenaviovicente
Posted May 31, 2010 - 7:00am

Nice work. I'll certainly look through my files at home to see if I can help identify this model.