Bulova 1977 -Unknown

Submitted by gmmy775 on March 16, 2020 - 7:28pm
Manufacture Year
1977
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
T334532
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Other
Crystal Details
26.20W x 23.20L mm "TV" shape
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

BULOVA Automatic Stainless Steel 11AOACB 17j Swiss

Case Dimensions:

        Width w/o Crown:  34.45 mm

        Length:                  41.55 mm

        Depth:                     8.35 mm

        Lug Width:            17.40 mm

        Crown:                    4.65 mm, Signed "B", but suspect is actually for a Benrus

        Crystal in watch:   26.20W x 23.20L mm Acrylic "TV" shape

        Case Back Inscriptions:   BULOVA; N7; Stainless Steel; T334532; Water Resistant

        Inside Case Back:    T-3590; Taiwan; several watchmaker marks

Movement:    11AOACB 

        Movement Diameter:   25.95 mm

        Dial Diameter:             27.00 mm

        Engraving on Rotor:    Unadjusted; Swiss; N6; Bulova Watch Co; 11AOACB; 17 Seventeen Jewels

Somewhat different watch from what I generally seek, but hadn't seen one like it and liked the funky architecture.  Dial is peeling, crystal is cracked, and definitely could use a CLA.  Would very much like to restore this. If anyone can steer me to a replacement dial, and either a new crystal, or the correct crystal code, I would appreciate it.  Did find an identical one on another forum, under "most collectible Bulovas".  Not sure that I subscribe to that notion, but I would like to know what model it might be.

 

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gmmy775
Posted March 16, 2020 - 8:02pm

Just had the bright idea to look at 1976, since the movement is N6.  There it is, a "11654-W".  I'm sure Geoff is chuckling

gmmy775
Posted March 17, 2020 - 4:31am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Hi Geoff,

Is it OK to ask if THAT watch is available??

gmmy775
Posted March 18, 2020 - 4:30pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

11654-WGeoff,  It would appear that this case was a Bucaneer "B"?  Good to be able to give a name to the number?

Geoff Baker
Posted March 19, 2020 - 10:09pm

In reply to by gmmy775

Well, not really. We do not assign the model numbers as you know. While Bulova advertised it as Buccaneer Collection, we find no evidence in the material we have that the NAME was Buccaneer. Sorry....

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 16, 2020 - 8:43pm

Well found.

1977 Bulova "11654-W"

Kathy L.
Posted March 18, 2020 - 2:48pm

Nice find!

1977 Bulova "11654-W"