Bulova or not?

Hi all,

I would appreciate your help here! I bought this watch not too long ago, in a second-hand store, rather cheap, just because I liked the dial (very dark green). I assumed it to be a fake Bulova.

Yet my watchmaker claims it's a real one (which I find hard to believe, because the model is completely unknown to me and authenticity markers are missing). So what do you guys think? Thanks!

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bobbee
Posted April 24, 2012 - 7:14am

Looks a bit like a Longchamps case, but no seconds hand. Best get the back off and take some more pics

of the movement.

bourg01
Posted April 24, 2012 - 3:16pm

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Caseback is stamped Bulova, Dial is stamped Bulova, get the caseback off and if the movement is a Bulova, Then you have a Bulova, ID unknown. Date code looks like N0 for 1970. Not many ads for that year. I'd say it will all be good .

Jim Townsend
Posted April 24, 2012 - 5:13pm

Sharp watch i like it the dark green dial is killer.

egidius
Posted April 25, 2012 - 5:59am

Thanks bourg01! I thought the N0 simply stood for "number", but it's 1970 of course (duh). That was enough to find a piece like this on ebay: it turns out it's actually part of the "New Old Stock" 1970s Excellence Collection; here's a picture of it in its case (which did not come with my watch, alas):

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William Smith
Posted April 25, 2012 - 12:37pm

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Did your watch come with the hang tag?  Even if there's a good chance the hang tag may not have been original or to the watch, it's still informative to have the info on the hang tags, as they are as uncommon as original bands.  If so, a closeup pic would be appreciated.  Sometimes we get info from a hang tag that confirms things we had suspected for other Bulova models, if not the subject watch.