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Bulova 1976 Pocket Watch

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1976

Movement Model: 

pocket

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

16AE2

Case Serial No.: 

JS 7934 N6

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova
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1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:03am

That is a real beauty. Can you confirm the date code on the movement?

Tankmurdock
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:06am

16AE2  I think this is it 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:09am

That is the movement model; The date code should be 2 digits; a letter and number. 1976 would be "N6".

Tankmurdock
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:14am

It is a N6

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:35am

I can't come up with a model name in the database, but here it is! A possible name may just be "Bicentennial", with subject watch being a variant letter, currently unknown.

Tankmurdock
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:37am

wow thats cool i dont think its every been out of the case but just to look at. The chain is a link type not a snake type 

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:42am

Based on the watches shown in the referenced ad; it appears your watch chain is indeed a replacement.

Tankmurdock
Posted July 22, 2018 - 10:47am

Well I guess I will be looking for one 

Tankmurdock
Posted July 22, 2018 - 11:05am

Found one on Ebay

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 22, 2018 - 6:07pm

The movt is the Unitas/ETA 6498, a common movt for late stage pocket watches like this. The Lepine version is of course the 6497.

I was at Tourneau in Vegas in 2009, and Panerai was using the 6497 at the time. The originals used the Rolex version of a Cortebert movt, and more rarely, an Angelus ebauche.