Bulova 1978 -Unknown

Submitted by Tourspin on March 6, 2020 - 3:52pm
Manufacture Year
1978
Movement Model
11BSACB
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
unknown
Case Serial No.
8170
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
oval shape, faceted both horizontally and around the edges H: 27.5mm W: 32mm
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

New Old Stock. All stainless. No blemishes. Was given as award to person I bought it from. Never worn. Oyster style bracelet is integrated into the case. Bulova logo on clasp and crown. Mirror finish outside links, brushed inside links, brushed clasp. Day and date side by side at the 3 o'clock position. If the movement serial number is needed, i can open the watch back and see if I can find it. I've only opened case back once. I can't find any info on this watch. I wish I could.  I've not, as of yet, seen any similar to it on the web.

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Face of Watch
Back of watch
Movement
rear view of clasp and logo
side view of crown and brush vs mirror finish
Tourspin
Posted March 6, 2020 - 3:59pm

Sorry, forgot one detail. On the open case back it is stamped in this order:

Hong Kong

8170

Bulova

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 6, 2020 - 5:44pm

Hi Tourspin, that is a real beauty. I went through the Bulova Line Books 1977-1979 that we have access to and don't find your watch. I suspect it didn't have a model name, as many didn't in the late 1970's.. Many were ID'ed with a stock number and style classification. The best I can offer at this point is a generic style classification.

1978 Day Date Automatic

Geoff Baker
Posted March 11, 2020 - 10:01pm

This is a beautiful watch, I love it! I've looked for an advert several times as well and just don't find a match.

1978 Bulova Unknown

mybulova_admin
Posted March 16, 2020 - 4:36am

Could be part of the Buccaneer series

Bulova Buccaneer watch

 

Unknown for now though as I too cannot find anything in the linebooks or adverts.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 16, 2020 - 10:15pm

Panel - thoughts?

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 17, 2020 - 7:21am

If general consensus  is unknown for now, I'll agree.

Andersok
Posted March 17, 2020 - 8:04am

I'm also at Unknown model

jabs
Posted March 17, 2020 - 2:11pm

Unknown