Bulova 1974 Longchamp

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
10CK
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3-858523
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I bought this new in England from a retailer in Richmond, Surrey in June 1976, price £55.  (Case back cover stamped N4 = 1974).  Although now in need of some TLC, I am fond of this as it was the first 'quality' watch I bought. Currently the winder arbor is broken, but I have the winder.

Inside the case back cover, are the following stampings: letter G inside a diamond; 7629 inside a rectangle; SWISS.

I have never seen another of these and no trace on this website - any ideas on model please? (I have the original Bulova Guarantee Registration card but the retailer did not enter anything in the Model No. field).

Great site, by the way - thanks for all the hard work no doubt involved!

July 2015 update - final pic shows watch just back from restoration.

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William Smith
Posted July 26, 2015 - 1:59pm

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I noticed that too, but we have the original dial pictures (before redial) in the root record, so at least we can see Longchamp was there before redial.
If I remember correctly, International has one fee for "redial" which comes close to original, and another "exact" fee, which costs a little more. Maybe owner didn't go for the "exact" service?

davy26
Posted July 28, 2015 - 7:50am

Regarding the 'Longchamp' script, my restorer advised me that he couldn't access a resource to enable this.  Initially I was disappointed, but, given the relatively spartan 'look' of this watch - which must have been a factor in my original liking for it - I now think the appearance has been enhanced by not having this bit of clutter on the dial.  The liking I have in principle for originality and completeness is compromised, but the application of the Longchamp name was a fairly shalllow piece of marketing and didn't lend any extra cachet to the watch in my view. 

Andersok
Posted July 28, 2015 - 12:29pm

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I think the re-dial came out nice, and congratulations for holding on to it for this long. I also just noticed that the Roman numerals at 5-7 are upside down - but somehow look more correct.

davy26
Posted August 27, 2015 - 6:51am

Have just found for the very first time another example of my watch - the same except for the black dial and yellow case colour. On eBay, item XXXXXXXXXXXXXX. (I remain unable to post pics or links on this site)

Geoff Baker
Posted August 28, 2015 - 8:19am

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Hi Davy - I removed the eBay item number as we do not allow active auction listings. I have the item bookmarked, if it sells. I can add it back

davy26
Posted August 28, 2015 - 4:20pm

Sorry Geoff - I didn't mean to transgress regarding the auction listing. I'd have preferred to post a pic of the watch, but I just can't get anything to work here on pics currently. Regards. David

Geoff Baker
Posted August 29, 2015 - 6:14am

Club 5000Panel Member

Not to worry David, it's all good. One thing I might suggest.....if you are going to post a photo that you didn't take, it is polite to ask the owners permission. I know it seems over cautious but I've had my own photos show up in places I felt they did not belong.

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 28, 2015 - 12:04am

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A classy dress watch. The 10CK is a Peseux 7001, a quality ebauche also used by Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin.