Bulova 1960 International

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This watch has a swirl effect dial, possibly the "snow drift" on the President "E", from the 1964 ads. 34mm. X 41mm. X 18mm. lug gape. Seller specifies the watch is only sold outside the U.S. and that is where the name comes from. All photo's are with the seller's, Empressissi's permission.

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bobbee's picture
Posted November 9, 2012 - 4:51pm

Just repeating what I heard on Star Trek!

Posted November 9, 2012 - 9:11pm

Excellent ad find Bob, keep your eyes to the sky, looks like there is another theory that is about to come crashing down...

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 9, 2012 - 10:24pm

certainly does Greg, the theory that the subject Watch is called the 'INTERNATIONAL' as there is no proof.

The ad shows several readily identifiable Watches, almost readily identifiable as it's a little blurred, none of which are an 'INTERNATIONAL', they are termed part of the 'INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION'.

obviously reason is not a part of this equasion.


bobbee's picture
Posted November 10, 2012 - 5:22am

You post one reason against the subject name, and it turns into overwhelming evidence!
This watch is from 1960 and may not be from the International line, but the name on the dial kind of does it for the rest of us "reasonable people".
And for the love of God, use the spell checker.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 10, 2012 - 7:36am

3 reasons to Date.

1. There is evidence presented to show Bulova International Ltd is a subsiduary arm of Bulova Watch Co. - their International arm.

2. There is evidence presented to show a group of Watch models existed under the blanket title of: 'INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION'.

3. There is no evidence to support any individual model named the 'INTERNATIONAL'.


To the contrary the 'INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION' is made up of uniquely named models, models having their own identity.

bobbee's picture
Posted April 22, 2013 - 2:18pm


                                        1961 ads.

  Notice the name of the watch, bottom left corner under the picture?

  Men's International no. 511104 Waterproof Self-Winding.



                    There is a ladies line too.



Posted April 23, 2013 - 5:08am

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Well we now have proof that Bulova did indeed release a model line called 'International' similar to the AA, His Exc, Her Exc, Ambassador, President and so on and so on....

Ad mentions selling the Bulova watch brand at a truelly international level taking on stylings not normally seen in the US and influenced by European designs.

ID remains unchanged for me. Good find on the adverts Bobbee!

bobbee's picture
Posted April 23, 2013 - 5:24am

Thanks, Stephen.
Ad is from the Far East, making Bulova a truly International brand!

bobbee's picture
Posted November 10, 2012 - 7:43am

In your mind it is, but not in mine.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 22, 2013 - 2:52pm

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Do we know for a fact that all the 23's are American produced? I can't even find one in the db. Isn't 23 being used as a model ID?