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Bulova 1972 Chronograph "F"

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2.34

Variant: 

F

Manufacture Year: 

1972

Movement Model: 

14EFAD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3-351048

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

37 mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1972 Bulova Chronograph "F", New Old Stock. This watches all stainless steel case measures 44mm across (less crown) and 43mm top to bottom. Movement is 14EFAD and is unique in that the winding stem is on the "9" side of the dial. It also winds toward the wearer, as opposed to away. Date window is found in "6" position, there is no seconds hand complication other than the red chrono hand, which runs only when activated . Small chrono dial on right measures minutes, dial on the left measures hours. Hang tag identifies watch as model 31007 Chronograph "F". Original clam shell box is included. What I find fascinating about the chronograph feature is that the 'speed' markings go down past 60 to 50 MPH (or KPH) while other chronos of the era stop at 60 and begin at either 1000 M/KPH or 700 M/KPH.

I've been stalking this model for years, one finally came to me NOS!! Might be giving my Chronograph "C" a run for coolest Bulova in the collection.

Added 7/24/2013

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1972 Bulova Chronograph F Geoffrey Baker 7 24 2013
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Geoff Baker
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Posted July 25, 2013 - 5:00pm

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 25, 2013 - 5:38pm

I'm going out on a limb, and say 31007 Chronograph F. 

Where do you find these things??!! $215 in 1972 is $1200 in today's money, for comparison.

 

JP
Posted July 25, 2013 - 7:40pm

He has a way back machine and time travels. It's the only answer to his amazing finds.

Nice one Geoff.

31007 Chronograph F it is 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 26, 2013 - 6:03am

'CHRONOGRAPH' "F"

Nice one Geoff, any possibility of obtaining the Case reference # ?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 26, 2013 - 1:48pm

7081-1 is machine stamped inside case back.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 27, 2013 - 4:52am

That is amazing condition Geoff! Tentative Chronograph "F" for me too.

I love how the Tach goes to 50 seconds, unlike the standard 60 seconds.

Parts for the 7081-1:

Crystal: 7081-1AW
Crown: 825W
Gasket: G861