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Bulova 1972 Jet Star

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1972

Movement Model: 

11BSACB

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

913430

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Acrylic; 30.4 mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I believe that´s a Jet Star model.

posted in 2019.06.12

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josé serra
Posted June 13, 2019 - 3:55am

According to your database this Bulova copy appears to be a 1970 JET STAR.

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Andersok
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Posted June 13, 2019 - 7:57am

I would agree with Jet Star.

It looks as though the 'A' variant had the bracelet and the 'B' variant had a strap.

I'd have to go with the Jet Star 'B', since the original strap/bracelet is unknown.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2019 - 10:35am

Ken, I think there's a dial difference between the "A" & "B". The markers on the "A" are dark outside/light inside while the "B" is opposite. I wonder if the "A" is colored red/blue and the "B" is not? I'm going with "A". I suspect that the strap and crown are replacements

1972 Bulova Jet Star A

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2019 - 11:38am

I think I will go with B because A states a grey dial and B a silver dial.  This ad says it had blue markers.  With the silver dial and lizard strap it would be the "B".  So many Jet Star models.  I found an "C" and it is completely different.

1972 Bulova Jet Star "B"

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 13, 2019 - 11:49am

I'd agree with 1972 Jet Star, but since we have no idea what the original strap was, might I suggest no variant?

 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2019 - 12:41pm

That might be the best way to go.  So many variants on this model.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2019 - 12:52pm

I guess for me silver and grey are rather similar when it comes to describing dial color in some ads. Maybe there is a difference, but I found another strap ad that shows the markers dark on the outside, and also calls for blue markers.

I'm still not finding a difference, other than the band.

We can make note of the possible variants and their differences, and not assign a variant.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2019 - 1:41pm

Without further documentation it's tough. Based on Ken's in depth ad research, it certainly appears that the markers are different between the "A" and "B". My gut says that subject watch is an "A", with dark (blue) markers. I'll go with the majority concensus.

1972 Jet Star ("A" or no variant)

 

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2019 - 2:41pm

1972 Bulova Jet Star is my vote