Bulova 1972 -Unknown

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I would like to share pictures of this beautiful Bulova 30 Automatic that i picked up on ebay in 2014.

Keeps very good time.

I was astonished at how well it cleaned up and how beautiful it looks, have not seen another one like it.  It is my go to dress watch and a keeper for sure.  I have since replaced the generic strap with a nice vintage black lizard Hirsch strap that looks the part.

The first two pics are the watch after I cleaned it up, the last two are from the ebay ad when I purchased it.  

The case back is on so tight that I cannot remove it to have a peek inside a the movement.  

One last detail to note is that the hour and minute hands are luminous and there are lume dots applied on the dial.

Not For Sale
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 24, 2017 - 7:31am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello seabass22, welcome to myBulova. You have a nice watch, it cleaned up very well. We have quite a few adverts for 1972 but none of them show this model, We've identified some watches from the early 1960's as Bulova 30 but I don't see any indication that Bulova used that name in the 70's. For now I would have to say this is an Unknown model. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted October 2, 2017 - 8:21am

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I would have to agree, Unknown model. Nice work on the restoration; I find electroplate hard to work with.