Bulova 1972 Spinnaker

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11 AOACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3-349438
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Bulova 7203 AW
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Stainless Steel Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 36mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White 'Cross Hair' Dial with Orange stripe shows printed Hour markers, Bulova signature, 'Spinnaker' and Automatic insignias. A Day / Date window appears at 3:00 O'Clock. Hour, Minute and sweep Center Seconds Hands are Stainless Steel.

Crown is Stainless Steel, signed.

Caseback is Stainless Steel, screws on and is stamped as shown.

I only wish My Watch were the one below.

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This model has been seen in White with Green also and there are 2 Dial and Case variants I know of.

* A 'Spinnaker' is a special type of Sail that is designed specifically for Sailing 'off the Wind' from a reaching coarse to a downwind with the wind 90°–180° off the bow. The Spinnaker is constructed of lightweight fabric, usually Nylon, is often brightly colored and balloons out in front of the boat when it is deployed, or  flying.

The first boat to fly a Spinnaker was the "Sphinx" which in 1958 was sold to the Naval College Mürwik. In the 1960's and 70's the Navy won a total 9 times the “Blaue Band der Flensburger Förde” for the fastest local Yacht.

as found.

Watch has some issues but will come back nicely, does anyone have the band?

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OldTicker
Posted December 13, 2011 - 12:44am

Very nice Mark,

I will bet you didn't pay as much as the guy wants for the one in the top picture...

I bet a Leather shop can make you a correct band if you give them some pictures to go by.

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 7:08am

Greg,

I may have to go that route, does the strap make the Watch or what?

Too cool.

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William Smith
Posted December 16, 2011 - 1:32pm

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The strap and watch belong together.....even if you have one made.  They are just meant to be together

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 2:35pm

Showing the Case and Dial variant.

bourg01
Posted December 16, 2011 - 6:41pm

Panel Member

pretty slick Mark. I'd definately try to have a band made. Hell, if Rene Rondeau could do the black and gold Ventura band, surely someone could reproduce one of these for you. I'd sure like to have one of these in NOS condition.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 17, 2011 - 5:20am

...and in Green, which seems to be rare (r).

 

I wonder what they call the Hands, I've heard them referred to as 'baton' ?

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timerestoration
Posted February 23, 2012 - 8:54am

I love this watch!

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 9:38am

Agreed Jeff.

I hadn't seen the Orange / Black until recently and the Green is off the chart!

 

I'll take one in every Color.

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timerestoration
Posted February 23, 2012 - 4:21pm

Me too! Although I prefer the orange/white and green/white. Just looks cleaner than the black/orange combo  (although it is still a nice looking watch!)

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 9:42pm

Bulova calls the Hand style 'PYLON', for those with any interest.