Bulova 1973 Minute Man

Submitted by JimDon5822 on January 25, 2020 - 7:49pm
Manufacture Year
1973
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
No Serial Number
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Other
Crystal Details
Plastic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This is an unusual one.  It consists of a three piece case, movement holder and case tabbed case back.  You turn the case back to release the tabs then push out the movement holder from the top.  The arrows are where the tabs are.   It is stainless but has no serial number.  The movement is a 11OACB with an N3 date code.   Inside the case back says "M.R.P. 7317 Swiss Stardal Brevet 506 829  and what looks like MMSA."  The dial is a brushed vertical striped champagne dial with a Day/Date feature and a pull out quick set date.  It is an extremely large watch.  This watch I ID'd as a 1973 Minute Man based on this 1974 ad.  

1973 Minuteman Front
1973 Minuteman Back
1973 Minuteman Inside Case Back
1973 Minuteman case
1973 Minuteman Movement
1974 Ad from Forum
mybulova_admin
Posted January 26, 2020 - 3:48am

Concur with Bulova Minute Man.

This from the Spring 1974 Linebook.

1974 Bulova Minute Man watch

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 26, 2020 - 8:30am

Interesting case design, don't believe I have ever seen this before.

Agreed, 1973 Bulova Minute Man.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 26, 2020 - 9:28pm

1973 Bulova Minuteman

JimDon5822
Posted January 27, 2020 - 10:09am

The dimensions on this beast is 42MM x 36MM.