Bulova 1973 Jet Star

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
17 jewel
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7001600
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Check it out, 1973 Jet Star "11634" in super clean running condition from a Thrift Store. I haven't opened this one up yet and it looks like nobody else ever has either. Does not appear to have ever seen much wrist time. Band is marked "Bulova" on the inside of the clasp rather than embossed on the outside.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 8, 2017 - 9:13am

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jabs
Posted December 8, 2017 - 10:54am

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Agree JetStar it is

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Andersok
Posted December 8, 2017 - 1:44pm

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Looks like a good match to the Jet Star. One thing I notice is that the width of the band in the ads is wider than the lug opening, but the band in your photos looks narrower...but the design and finish match the ad. Nice find!

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 8, 2017 - 2:40pm

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Good eye Ken. Band is slightly narrower than original, but is a period Bulova of the same pattern, finish and design matching the condition of the watch itself.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 8, 2017 - 11:21pm

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What a great find. I don't find anything like this down here in Australia.

Band looks to be original style, just narrower for some reason. Maybe it had some end links removed to fit the owners wrist.

1973 Bulova Jet Star it is.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 13, 2017 - 4:51pm

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Thanks Stephen,

I was pretty happy to snag this one. It screams 1970's.

Both ads I reference call this out as Jet Star #11634, should that be the  variant category in the database, rather than generic Jet Star?

Panel thoughts?