Bulova 1972 Spinnaker

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
Movement Model: 
Movement Jewels: 
Case Serial No.: 
Case shape: 
Crystal Details: 
Bulova 7203 AW
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.


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?

: )

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted February 24, 2012 - 12:01am

Club 5000Panel Member

Pylon   thanks

Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:10pm

Orange & Black...Harley Davidson colors...nice!

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted February 25, 2012 - 5:04am

Club 5000Panel Member

Green and White....unlucky Harley Colors.....but nice for a watch.  Three stars on the ID IMO

shooter144's picture
Posted February 25, 2012 - 5:34pm

Check with Ron Sabo at International Watch Man, bet he would do one reasonably cost effective, his bands are really top shelf and pretty inexpensive.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted February 25, 2012 - 5:46pm

Yup, the band on the Orange and White Watch shown in the original listing is a reproduction, according to the Owner.

I have the Acier Swiss Buckle, which is rare...and a N.O.S. Crystal courtesy of Cas-Ker which arrived Today.

: )

timerestoration's picture
Posted March 2, 2012 - 10:25am

Hey Mark,

when you get a chance, could you post a close-up photo of the buckle? Thanks!


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 2, 2012 - 1:29pm


I have emailed an image of the Buckle.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 25, 2012 - 9:00am

N.O.S. strap located 9/25/2012

Sometimes these things take time.