Bulova 1972 International

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.120001
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11AFACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
i-95307
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

i have been searching for this watch online also in the database here..i couldn't find it under international... so i am not sure if that is the actual name of the model or the type of series the watch is under... the doesn't run i picked it up in a lot of many different watches awhile back..i forget about it for a while...the linen dial is in pretty great shape...the watch is,what i think all original w/ band...i haven't actuall seen this model before...i don't think its rare just something i haven't seen..i look in the ad section too, i couldn't find this model there either...any info or any other pics of one would be great thanks...sorry about the picture quality i took them pretty quick

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 9, 2012 - 10:13am

No ad to support Watch model Name, no ad to support the Watch ID.

There is zero evidence to show the subject Watch model as the 'INTERNATIONAL' there are however several pieces of information that show Bulova International was a division of Bulova Corporation.

If Your theory holds true this would suggest 'selfwinding' and 'waterproof' are also Model Names.

just stating the facts.

'UNKNOWN'

 

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bobbee
Posted November 9, 2012 - 11:17am

I don't have a "theory", but I suppose a watch with Bulova Accutron on the dial is not an Accutron? Or Accuquartz? Or Ambassador?

Seven panel members agreed between themselves enough to give a two tick vote, it was not my "theory", not my watch, I just happen to agree with the majority and we can always change the name if any contrary evidence comes up. You seem a little "fired up" over this, is something bothering you?

Just stating the facts.

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bobbee
Posted November 9, 2012 - 3:12pm

Talking of "facts", try this for size. Yet another myth or theory blown away.

The Des Moines Register, June 14th, 1967 ad. (sorry for the poor res).

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 9, 2012 - 3:59pm

'INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION'...as with the 'EXCELLENCE COLLECTION' which was compromised of Watches having individual Model Names.

Top left in the ad appearing to be the 'AEROJET'

 

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William Smith
Posted November 9, 2012 - 4:00pm

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Like I said in the other related post, this ad shows the three watches are part of "The international collection" with model names which do not include the word International.  ...but if International is used as a catch-all for these, while this strays from our usual protocol, it could still be a way to group these watches into a tentative "ID".  We now have an ad showing these watches do not have international in the model names, and we, collectively, get to decide how we want to ID them.

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William Smith
Posted November 9, 2012 - 5:10pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I have not searched the newspaper ad pages for publications from overseas.  There were lots of links to overseas searchable newspapers.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 22, 2013 - 2:58pm

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Just a note here, Bulova is NOT called Bulova International here in Canada. I'm a Bulova dealer. It may have been in the past, ( I have never seen any Bulova watch or box marked as such) but it isn't now. I'm not sure what the story is behind the 'International' on the dial, but Bulovas have been from the very beginning, International in nature, with movts coming from Switzerland for watches cased up in the US. The next time I'm talking to one of the guys at the Head Office, I'll ask if they know anything about it, but I'm not holding my breath. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 22, 2013 - 8:35pm

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bobbee
Posted April 22, 2013 - 9:13pm

?

Minimalism.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 23, 2013 - 8:36am

Panel Member

I have no idea why Bulova would name a section of its company Bulova International, since, from the very beginning, they were an international company, selling to many countries, with parts coming from Switzerland and the US. Unless it was to license a particular offshore company or manufacturer to act on Bulova's behalf, say to sell to certain countries with very restrictive import laws. Henckel does this today, by having their product made in Spain, for example, not Germany, and sold under the "International" label. I do know that the 'Caravelle' line used some oddball movts, including some Russian.