Bulova 1967 -Unknown

Submitted by DeluxeRaccoon on November 12, 2019 - 11:58am
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
11BLC
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
J801799
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Recent purchase from eBay. As soon as I saw it, it caught my eye and I knew I had to have it. I haven't had any luck in regards to finding what model it is. I can't seem to find anything even remotely close in the advert or watch database. Case is dated 1967 and is 10kt. white gold filled. Crown is signed "Bulova." I havent been able to open the watch myself as it is a one-piece (monobloc) case and I don't have the experience or tools to open it up, but the seller did and I used their image of the movement. Movement is a manual-wind 17 jewel 11BLC dated 1970, possibly a replacement. The dial is what really struck me as beautiful. I'm not sure if it's a redial or not, but it seems to be in excellent condtion all around, and I love the splash of blue on the hands and outer painted hour markers. Plus it's always hard for me to resist something with a whale on the dial. Caseback is signed "Water Proof" - "Shock Resistant" - "10KT. Gold Filled" - "Anti-Magnetic" as well as the "Bulova" and case number and date. Case is 32mm wide. Additionally it came with a signed Bulova Corfam strap with signed buckle which looks to be in excellent condition.

Any information on the watch would be much appreciated and I'm excited to hopefully find out exactly what model it is. Thanks!

[field_year-1967] Bulova Watch
[field_year-1967] Bulova Watch w/ Corfam Strap
[field_year-1967] Bulova Watch Caseback
[field_year-1967] Bulova Watch
[field_year-1970] Bulova 11BLC Movement
DeluxeRaccoon
Posted November 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

EDIT: I just saw in recently added watches that someone else seems to have just added the same model watch! What excellent timing, ha ha!

DeluxeRaccoon
Posted November 12, 2019 - 2:24pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Now I have to keep a look out for that original style crystal. Probably a difficult piece to find, but it definitely adds to the beauty of the watch. Thanks!

Kathy L.
Posted November 12, 2019 - 12:43pm

Wow that is amazing.  Love this model.

Unknown for now

Andersok
Posted November 12, 2019 - 6:44pm

Crystal for this case is the 1302-1FA. You'll need a crystal remover and a tool to separate the split-stem in order to access the dial/movement.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 12, 2019 - 10:46pm

What a coincidence - the two coming in back to back! I was perusing eBay this morning and found a faceted crystal for sale. I'm beginning to think THIS watch has the original crystal and     this watch has a replacement. As far as I can tell the faceted crystal was only used on diamond dial watches.

Still looking, so far they are both Unknown

mybulova_admin
Posted November 13, 2019 - 8:41pm

That would be my thinking also. The plain crystal makes more sense for this watch.