Bulova 1970 Goddess of Time

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
5 BD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
700346
Case shape: 
Oval
Crystal Details: 
About 14 x 11 mm
Additional Information: 

This is a lovely lady's watch which my wife (also a lovely lady) found at Goodwill.  To visual inspection, it's in good condition both outside and inside, but it's not running.  I intend to repair it.  The date stamp is N0, suggesting manufacture year 1970.  The movement is marked 17 jewels, 5 BD.  On Dr. Ranfft's archive of movements, that model is listed as 21 jewels, not 17.  I don't find this one in the advertisements of 1970-1973.  What do you think, gents?

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bobbee
Posted November 23, 2012 - 2:42pm

December 1973 ad.

Goddess of Time. (F)

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William Smith
Posted November 23, 2012 - 3:24pm

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Good ad find/match Bobbee! 
Vote for an "F" from me, right down to the band etc... And with the variety of styles in the Goddess of Time model series, naming the "F" sure conveys more info about his particular watch IMO.  Yea!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 24, 2012 - 9:20am

Not the 'F' variant.

(F) is the letter used by the advertiser to identify the Watch in the ad.

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William Smith
Posted November 24, 2012 - 9:53pm

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Thanks Mark- I see that now.  Duh....
Goddess of Time from me.  Unknown variant, but looks to match the variantless ad.

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echevlen
Posted November 24, 2012 - 10:53am

Perhaps Bulova gave it no specific name when it was made. Did that ever happen? If so, we could distinguish this from the others by calling it the "Bark-textured Goddess of Time." What the name lacks in elegance it compensates in specificity.

OldTicker
Posted November 24, 2012 - 9:11pm

Goddes of time, not sure of the "F" variant...maybe another ad will surface to confirm.

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bobbee
Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:17pm

Ad for the variant found. 1973.

GoT "AQ".