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Bulova 1973 President "A"

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New Old Stock Day Date Automatic in original display case and storage box. Original Bulova Corfam strap with Bulova buckle. Case is all stainless. Day Date windows on opposite sides of dial. Hang tag identifies model as President A 11002 white SS 23J.

Added 3/14/2011

Photos Updated 11/29/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1973 Bulova President A Watch 11 29 2013
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shooter144's picture
Posted March 15, 2011 - 12:56am

And yet the Instruction manual calls it  a JetStar, no wonder we cant figure them out THEY didnt even know !!!!!

Posted March 23, 2012 - 8:28pm

What are the directions for setting the day and date?  I can't figure it out.

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William Smith
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Posted October 28, 2012 - 3:11am

New snippet in a November 1972 newspaper ad from Texas. Full ad in 70's decade thread.

I'd given this watch three ticks some time ago based on the NOS paperwork and hang tag...but an ad is always nice too!  It's weird...sometimes we see the whale on the dial...and sometimes we don't.

Edit:  The ad above shows a price of $65, but clamshell case says $75.  We have another 1972 ad showing the $75 price.  Go figure.

Posted April 5, 2014 - 8:52pm

I have a version of this watch. No Whale (Bulova calls it a "Cetacea", Latin for marine mammal". The President "A" watches are suppose to have a "quick set" feature, but my version without the Whale doesn't seem to function that way. Can someone offer a reason why some Bulovas that appear to be the same are presented with and without the Whale symbol?


Geoff Baker
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Posted April 6, 2014 - 5:52am

Ah, if we only knew.....we've theorized that for quite some time (ad nauseam as the Romans would say!).