Bulova 1978 -Unknown

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Black diamond dial. Gold tone hands and hour markers.  Crown has tuning fork symbol on it.  Year code N-9. Movement looks gold anodized. Base metal bezel and band. Stainless back. Hong Kong case. Band is permanently attatched to the bezel. Clasp also has tuning fork symbol on it. Pretty watch  runs and keeps time although it'd be nicer if it was in a better case.  But the price was right.

Edit: I uploaded a slightly better pic of the movement. It's still not great but for some reason I'm having a really hard time with it.

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bobbee's picture
Posted May 19, 2014 - 12:37am

Not many names known this late in the seventies.

Cool band.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 19, 2014 - 5:52am

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Hi Mindless, thanks for stopping back. This is a nice looking watch. Until I got to the movement photo I thought it would be a quartz movement. My surprise. 1979 is right at the end of Bulova line for us as we generally don't have any resources newer than that. Typically we refer collectors to Bulova for info on watches post 1980. I scanned our adverts, we don't have anything on this model. As Bob states above, by mid 1970 Bulova stopped assigning names to watches which leaves us with just the model or catalog number so it's unlikely we'll be able to actually name it.

Wear it, enjoy it!

Posted May 19, 2014 - 10:47am

Very sharp watch.

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 11:55am

I thought it would probably be a quartz movement as well even though I couldn't see anything in the sale pictures that indicated quartz. I was pretty happy when it arrived. I was taking some better pics this morning to document some dings on the clasp and discovered engraving/stamping that says "Heavy Gold Electroplate"  so apparently it's not completely base metal.

  I also aquired either a Ruxton or a Ruxton A  sometime over the last 6 months or so. I need to service it and find a more correct band but it's pretty fair looking. I may need to get a better dial but I don't know for sure yet. The edges on the one on it are kind of abused looking. We'll see. Crystal and case are good though which helps.

Posted March 10, 2017 - 10:34pm

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Bulova Diamond Watch 1974