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Bulova 1972 Bulova Timer

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Just came across this watch. It's something I played with as a kid. I wound be interested in selling. 

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1972 Bulova watch
neetstuf-4-u's picture
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Posted September 16, 2018 - 4:28pm

Is there any information stamped on the back of the case? When did you play with it, date-wise? How did you determine a date of 1972? Is the case metal or plastic?

We need as much information as possible to start the process of ID.

Posted September 18, 2018 - 6:23am

I followed the guide provided on the submission form. There is a small N2 inscribed on the back. Thanks for your help-- I appreciate it. 



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Astronaut M2
Posted September 17, 2018 - 2:35am

Wow, That's cool looking !

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 17, 2018 - 9:18pm

Are there two centre sweep chronograph hands there? If so, it is a Rattrapante stop watch.

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Posted September 19, 2018 - 11:16am

Very nice! Looks like we categorize these as 'Bulova Timer' or 'Sportstimer'.

Geoff Baker
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Posted September 20, 2018 - 5:03am

I prefer 'Bulova Timer' for the ID. In fact the one we have classified as "Sportstimer" has an advert calling it "Bulova Timer".


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Posted September 20, 2018 - 5:13am

1972 Bulova Timer works for me.

1967 ad.

Kathy L.
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Posted September 20, 2018 - 9:19am

1972 Bulova Timer works for me too.

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 22, 2018 - 12:19am

Amazing condition and 100% a Bulova Timer.

I'm finding adverts for these spanning across 10 years (1965-75).

Posted October 2, 2018 - 11:16am

I agree with Bulova Timer as the instruction manuals provided with these usually list it that way.  You can see it here at the link below.  Most of the time on these stopwatches that I have seen if you can remove the case back there is a date sticker on the inner caseback that shows the month and year it was made.  I agree with this being dated to the early 70s.  These typically run on Valjoux 57 movements and I believe they have been made by Heuer for Bulova.