Bulova 1955 Sportstimer

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
590536
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

N.A.S.A.'s best kept secret - the Bulova stopwatch.

How N.A.S.A. utilized the Bulova stopwatch on an Apollo Moonshot. www.paulfrasercollectibles.com/section.asp

movement model unknown. - Valjoux (?)

Model name believed to be the 'SPORTSTIMER'.

* Year of manufacture is an estimate only.

vintage ad Dated 1961.

 

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bobbee
Posted October 31, 2012 - 10:04am

April 1967 ad from the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

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William Smith
Posted October 31, 2012 - 3:16pm

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Wow- only 200 made in 2.5 yrs. Although not subject watch, that's about as "rare" as Bulova gets.  I betcha "Bulova Timer" was a model series, and - yes here it comes- subject watch may be a variant thereof, or produced/marketed as another model name in this "series".  Great ads and great watch!