Bulova 1972 Sabre

Submitted by JimDon5822 on January 25, 2020 - 9:15pm
M
Manufacture Year
1972
Movement Model
8EA
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
G63908
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
Domed Round Plastic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This appears to be a 1972 Sabre "B".  It is a wafer thin top loading stainless steel case with a bezel and crystal ring so no split stem is needed.  Inside the case back is marked W. Germany.   The movement is a tiny 8EA 17J movement with an N2 date code.   The back of the case is also marked N2.  The dial is lightly brushed finish champagne dial with printed black roman numeral hour markers and black hour and minute stick hands.  No second hand.  The crown is an Accutron logo'd drown.   I found an ad with the Sabre "A" which had a blue dial with the same roman numeral layout and case.  The ad also lists a "C", "D" and "G".  I also saw another watch listed as a Sabre "J".   I have to believe that this is the Sabre "B" since it is the same as the "A" and the C, D, G and J are id'd with ads and are different style watches.   I am still searching for the ad on this one.  As you can see it needs a good clearing.  

1972 Sabre Front
1972 Sabre Back
1972 Sabre Movement
1972 Sabre Inside Case
1972 SABRE AD
JimDon5822
Posted January 25, 2020 - 10:20pm

By the way this is not a Broadcaster.  I originally thought so too but the lugs are longer and tapered. The Roman Numerals are also shorter and squatter on the Sabre

mybulova_admin
Posted January 26, 2020 - 3:31am

1972 Bulova Linebook shows your watch a the Sabre "M".

1972 Bulova Sabre "M"

jabs
Posted January 26, 2020 - 4:12am

1972 Bulova Sabre "M" is good match

Andersok
Posted January 26, 2020 - 6:22am

Agree with Sabre 'M'.

Happy to see this model identified. I had one years ago that I could not identify. Same movement and case design, #3116. 

SabreM

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 26, 2020 - 8:27am

1972 Bulova Sabre "M"