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Bulova 1970 Edwardian "L"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

L

Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

7 EDAD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

--

Case Serial No.: 

H384256

Case shape: 

Square

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Looks like 1970 Edwardian?

Automatic

Date at 3 o'clock

Roman numerals at 6, 9, and 12

No serial number on 7 EDAD movement

Case back stamped N0

Inside of case stamped 2797

10K gold-filled case

18mm lug width

Finesse gold mesh band with expansion center, 10K GF tops

Other:  No service marks, dial and hands appear to be original, originality of band is unknown

Not For Sale
Face
Back 10K gold filled N0
7 EDAD movement, no serial number
Inside of case stamped 2797
Finesse mesh band with expansion center, 10K GF tops
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Benjamin Barrera
Posted May 21, 2019 - 8:33pm

This watch looks very similar to the 1970 Edwardian "J" already in the database.  This one has different hands, Roman numerals, and the date is in a slightly different position.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted May 21, 2019 - 8:41pm

This one is a match to the 'L' variant. Looks like the original band as well.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 21, 2019 - 9:55pm

Welcome to myBulova!  This is a great looking watch, very unique looking dial.  Nice ad match Ken.

1970 Bulova Edwardian "L"

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 21, 2019 - 10:58pm

Nice match with original band to boot!

1970 Bulova Edwardian "L"

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted May 21, 2019 - 11:01pm

1970 Bulova Edwardian "L", Agreed. Wow, Great looking watch. Nice find!

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Benjamin Barrera
Posted May 22, 2019 - 3:01am

Thanks!  You are all amazing.  I posted this, went out for the night and when I get back, you have it all figured out.

I love vintage watches (obviously) and I think these unusual shapes and designs are wonderful.  This one strikes me as somewhat Brutalist, all hard-edged blocks and rectangles scattered on the square dial without any curved lines.  There's even asymettry between the 12 and 6 marker as well as the 9 marker and date window.  Overall it has an abstract look to it, a break from the basic circles and symmetry characteristic of most watch designs.

Right now it isn't running, which is why I got it off eBay for only $20 + shipping.  Removing the barrel and applying slight pressure to the center wheel caused it to 'tick', so I'm sure a thorough cleaning will get it running again.  I also bought a spare 7 EDAD movement, just in case. 

I have a some other projects to complete before I can get to this one but hopefully it will be running again in a few weeks.  Thank you all so much for your valuable help and insight!

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 23, 2019 - 10:37am

Edwardian "L" on the orig. band and a beauty!