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Bulova 1978 Milanese

6/10 votes
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Bulova Ladies watch in White Gold tone with bracelet in new condition,  with original case and box.

Unable to get back of to see the movement.


Round case with Hexagon Bezel.

Silver baton hour markers on Silver Dial.

Has tag on watch with: #62251W,  17 J

Signature locations: Dial,  Crown, and Back of case.

From the  BULOVA  "Milanese" Collection.

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1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted July 19, 2019 - 12:17pm

There is a possibility that this watch could be an Accutron.  The jewelry store was going out of business and advised me about the watch being an Accutron.

Kathy L.
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Posted July 19, 2019 - 4:42pm

I think that looks like a match.

1978 Bulova Milanese

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Posted July 19, 2019 - 5:10pm

1978 Bulova Milanese

A first for the Db, congrats!

Technically, an Accutron is battery powered with a tuning fork. Bulova adapted the tuning fork logo and name Accutron Quartz  for all subsequent quartz watches and placed it on boxes, so folks think the tuning fork means Accutron w/ a tuning fork movement.

Does the box have a sticker indicating the box contents by name or just a stock number? It's possible the watch was removed from it's original box for store display, and ended up in the first one that fit later on. Price tab in case doesn't match price in ad, but it's close.

It may very well be the original factory box. By the late 70's, boxes were pretty generic for the rank and file models. I have had a few mechanical Bulovas from the late 70's in stickered tuning fork logo boxes with a tuning fork crown.


Posted July 19, 2019 - 8:26pm


Thank you, Bob.  I am also the one who found the Bulova ad above which I contacted  admin. about the new name: Milanese was added to the DB back in  2018. I was very lucky to find the watch.  So, I get three stars : ) for finding a new name, the ad and the watch.


Regarding the Accutron part, the sales guy said that but all the Accutron's in my collection has Accutron on the dial. My knowledge of Accutron is limited.

The box and watch has a sticker/label attached with #62251 W, nothing supports the Accutron info the salesman stated.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 19, 2019 - 10:38pm

This is likely a manual wind with 17 jewels. 

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 20, 2019 - 5:16am

I agree with Rev, 17 jewels will make this a manual wind and not battery operated.