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Bulova 1978 Quartz

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 7:25am

This was purchased on the Island of Jersey, UK

Posted January 18, 2013 - 7:26am

Can someone advise what the exact model is? or is Quartz the model.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:29am

At this time Bulova were giving their watches numbers instead of names, kind of "back to their roots".

Date marks N8 on back give us a date of 1978.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:38am

The date code sure does look like N8, and bobbee is right, most watches from the mid to late 70's had a model number instead of a name, seems that they were producing so many different styles tha they couldn't keep up with names.

For now, I would call this a 1978 Bulova Quartz...maybe contacting Bulova would get you more info?

Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:49am

You are both right I've taken a closer look and it is indeed N8.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 5:36pm

My vote for now is 1978 Bulova Quartz

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

Sorry boys, but I won't vote on this one unless an add comes to light. My experiences and knowledge are mostly pre 60's though I am picking up on the 60's. I've got a thing about quartz watches as it was a quartz that drove me nuts and made me look at vintage mechanicals so many years back. I'll never buy a quartz watch again in my lifetime even if it is a vintage Bulova. Again, Sorry but I have to pass on this one.

PS. pdl, It is still a cool looking watch, just wish it was an autowinder.

Posted January 19, 2013 - 5:46am

I wish it was an autowinder too. But in the days of mobile phones and many people who don't even wear watches it's a great watch to wear especially when you tell the same people it is 30 plus years old. It feel so solid and sits on the wrist very nicely.

One day I will own an auto winder :) 

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 19, 2013 - 6:22am

'Quartz' would be my vote - unless the catalog number is on the dial, then I would want to see that used.

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William Smith
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Posted January 19, 2013 - 3:12pm

ditto to Geoff's comments above.