Bulova 1966 Gemini

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
7BPC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
Y230213
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Purchased on an auction site for a very low price. Took a chance as the pictures were blurry and very unclear. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the watch received. On non-original, but very pretty Speidel band.

The seconds hand is red, while the minute and hour hands are gold. The seller described it as a "nurse's watch".

Can anyone tell me anything more about this watch, or post historical advertisements that picture it?

 

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1966 Bulova Gemini
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 13, 2015 - 5:42am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello matlobi, welcome to myBulova, this is a pretty little ladies watch.  I found an advert that I think shows it. there are tow watches in this one similar to yours. Based on the case details I'm inclined to go with the Gemini. It's possible that the only difference between Aqua Queen and Gemini is the mount (strap as opposed to band) but I think there really is a difference in the cases

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/31-...

This advert shows a closer view of Aqua Queen, which appears to have thinner case sides.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user5424/12-...

jabs
Posted September 13, 2015 - 5:52am

Panel Member

Hi matlobi, welcome to myBulova

your watch is probably Aqua Queen "A"

 

EDIT

I see that Geoff was much faster than me :)

but to the same conclusion

Geoff Baker
Posted September 13, 2015 - 5:54am

Club 5000Panel Member

Actually Jaroslav, I was leaning more toward the Gemini, I think there' s a slight difference in the bezel. 

jabs
Posted September 13, 2015 - 2:56pm

Panel Member

You´re probably right Geoff, another  Gemini from our databases seem the same

Andersok
Posted September 13, 2015 - 7:10am

Panel Member

I would also lean towards Gemini, based on the bezel observations.

matlobi
Posted September 13, 2015 - 8:30am

Thanks everyone.

It certainly does resemble Gemini very much. The hands and dial were obviously luminous, but the lume has since worn away.

It's still a very pretty watch though.

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William Smith
Posted September 13, 2015 - 1:26pm

Club 5000Panel Member

The other Gemini we have in the database has some interesting "non-Bulova" looking case and case back markings, and perhaps the lugs differ slightly at the "hips" (that's what I call the area where lugs attach to the case).

I'm good w/ Gemini ID for subject watch.