1970s Stainless Steel with Corfam strap.

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Hello,
In 1972/73 whilst working as a jeweller i bought myself a lovely Bulova watch, however some years later during a messy divorce the watch went AWOL and to this day i miss that watch, if i can find the model, then my search to replace it will have at last begun.
So lets begin, It was a gents stainless steel automatic, with a round white dial, with blue batons/markers, and blue hour minutes and seconds hands, the strap was navy blue Corfam, the dial had the Bulova tuning fork emblem in chrome on it, which was below the twelve o'clock baton/marker, above the six o'clock batton it said 23 jewels, and at either side of the six o'clock marker it said swiss made, the case had a screw on back, with the winding crown at the three o'clock position, which also had a tuning fork emblem on it,  i think though im not certain that Bulova was written in blue below the tuning fork emblem on the dial.
If the model can be identified, and even better a photo produced my next task will be to track one down.
rgds
Paul. 

Jim Townsend
Posted March 22, 2012 - 4:39pm

Well the tuning fork would make it an accutron or accuquartz i am betting it was an accutron thats a start

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William Smith
Posted March 22, 2012 - 5:04pm

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Paul  Try searching the watches on site (both known and unknown) selecting the years of interest, and maybe try searching by model's ID'ed as "Accutron" for those years too.  Perhaps a pic will turn up for you.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 22, 2012 - 5:18pm

....a 23 Jewel automatic Accutron would be a first.

The 'Tuning Fork' became a part of Bulova's Corporate logo in the 1970's.

 

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William Smith
Posted March 22, 2012 - 7:00pm

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...and I can't pass this whoopsie off on "old age" or "meaning to type automatic when I typed accutron"  :)   I just didn't read all the info in the thread!

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number2
Posted March 22, 2012 - 5:43pm

Hi,

It deffinately had a tuning fork on the dial, but on further thought i think this was also blue in colour, as i was a jeweller and quite nosey at the time, i removed the screw back from the case, and it was NOT an Accutron, or indeed anything other than automatic,

Keep trying guys,,,please.

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timerestoration
Posted March 22, 2012 - 5:49pm

I don't think a BULOVA of that vintage existed with both the Tuning Fork logo and 23 jewels on the dial. If it was from 72/73, had a tuning fork on the dial, and an automatic movement inside, I would say that there were some mismatched components.

Jim Townsend
Posted March 22, 2012 - 5:55pm

I understood that the tuning fork was strictly a accutron and accuquartz  Bulova logo? If this is the case then it had to be an accutron or accuquartz

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number2
Posted March 22, 2012 - 6:09pm

Ok guys, ive just founf this on this site, (please follow the link)

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1970-ambassador-1472 

 

Whilst this dial is grey its the same as the watch i had, as i said my watch had a white dial with blue hands and batons, this picture shows automatic 23 jewels, jst as mine did, and behind the minute hand is the tuning fork emblem.

 

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William Smith
Posted March 22, 2012 - 6:58pm

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Good researching number2.  Hope you can replace your lost watch now.