Bulova 1971 Buckingham

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Here's an interesting newer Bulova Pocket Watch, dated N0, or 1970, but with the movt dated N1. The movt itself is a 17j  16AC, which is the venerable Unitas and later ETA 6497. It has shock protection, and is an excellent example of a modern quality movt in a pocket watch. The same ebauche was used by Panerai until recently, and you will find it in large size wristwatches by various manufacturers. 

The plates are Gold ep. 

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 6:07pm

I would be good with the Buckingham "B", 10k Yellow with the same textured dial.  The bow is different than the subject watch, but those are like bands...made to be replaced...

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William Smith
Posted April 14, 2013 - 7:33pm

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The bow on the watch appears to have some engraving on it.  Its like it doesn't "match" the rest of the case. The case is pretty plain-no engraving- so the bow could be a replacement. 

Posted April 15, 2013 - 7:55am

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Maybe not the Buckingham "B" but another variant would be my ID. Variations may come down to the chain holder/crown guard (not sure of the technical name)

Generic Buckingham for me.

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 9:53am


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Reverend Rob
Posted April 15, 2013 - 10:00am

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I'll have a closer look when I get back to the store on Tuesday, the piece is in very good overall condition, but it is possible the bow has been changed. I didn't get that impression from it, but a close examination might reveal some clues. 

Geoff Baker
Posted April 16, 2013 - 7:12am

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Unknown for now

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:04am

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Upon very close examination, the bow appears to be original, there is no evidence of a repair or replacement. 

Unknown for me.