1970 Green Bulova Green Medal Flake Dial

 Wanted to know if this model had a name? Watch has an E8 movement. Dial marked SWISS under the 6. Thanks for the info..

Jim Townsend
Posted March 10, 2012 - 6:28pm

Can we get a shot of the movement?

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 7:52pm

Sure Jim have one up in a few mins..

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:12pm

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If you got the watch and camera out, a shot of the case back and inside case back aint a bad thing either. 

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:19pm

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:20pm

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:21pm

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:21pm

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:22pm

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It lists the jewel count next ot the balance cock?  Just can't make it out.  Thanks

Never mind, ya beat me to the pic w/ jewel count.  now if we can find a date code on the mvnt.

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:23pm

It runs really nice but dont wear it much needs to be oiled sometime.

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:24pm

Ok Will can do that too..

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:33pm

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:34pm

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:34pm

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:43pm

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thanks Bill   Very interesting.....

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:51pm

Welcome, Bulova did'nt use this movement much in the 70's did they? It runs well & keeps pretty good time.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 9:34pm

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There isn't an 8EA in our movement database, known watch DB, unknown DB nor listed on Dr Ranfft's site.  Wish I knew the date range for the BXW Swiss to USA import code- Sure it was in place up to 1965 at least. No BXW.  First case character a letter.  Germany on bezel.  ....and regardless if dial is Bulova or Non-Conforming, trying to think of an advertised green dial by Bulova....if you don't count 1972 ad from database w/ Caravelle dial below:

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 9:50pm

Sorry Will didnt understand your message, Did you mean # 8EA or NO 8EA? Thanks

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DarHin
Posted March 10, 2012 - 9:58pm

There are 2 movements on ebay now that I can read the date and both are 1972. So the 8EA was around for a least 3 years.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:00pm

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Thanks I didn't think about checking ePay yet.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 9:59pm

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8EA caliber not #  My bad.  I edited those two confusing workds in my comment above. It even confused me

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DarHin
Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:07pm

BTW, of the 3 8EA's on ebay all three are Bulova Dior dials.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:33pm

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Thanks  ...that's the word.  Dior Dial.

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:28pm

Thanks for the info, the Caravelle in the photo does look to be same in color. In person the dial reflexs sparkles. I bought it because I havnt seen too many green Bulovas and it was in NOS con. I was searching online to find another and could not find another example. Other then a cash for Gold & Estate Jewerly website had one in a line up and I my curious as to why, the only Bulova with some high end watches.

will91gt
Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:47pm

I thank you fellows for the replys..I have a small collection of Bulova's, they made so many different watches and its fun learning more about them.  I like the Omega line of watches but they passed what is affordable for me & Bulovas are nice. I will have to look up DIOR.