Please respect their donations by not freely distributing or onselling the catalog material. Bulova introduces the bulova 23, a selfwinding, waterproof, 23jewel watch with an unbreakable mainspring, made entirely in the united states. Bulova is an american watch brand founded in 1875 and currently owned by japanese conglomerate citizen watch co. Joseph bulova, a young immigrant from czechoslovakia, started a small jewelry store in downtown new york city in 1875. They can be found here, on ebay, and elsewhere on the web. Vintage mens bulova accutron watch 14k white gold, accutron caliber 214 tuning fork movement, original blue dial with applied silver hour markers and luminous silver hands, center seconds, fancy lugs, dark blue leather band, excellent condition, ca. Illustrated, uptodate articles covering bulovas most popular models, including the.
In 1952, bulova watch company was one of the leading manufacturers of affordable indeed fine timepieces in america. Excellent 1952 vintage bulova president 10k gold plated. The bulova watch company, inc came to be established in 1923. Bulova is an american watch brand founded in 1875 in new york.
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Bulova quartz analog blk c977691 35ff verygood wristwatch fs japan. A vintage bulova watch can be obtained today at comparatively affordable prices. S today, few bulovas are considered highly desirable, as they made fairly mundane watches for the masses. Info help for two vintage bulova watches the ebay community.
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The effort to gather vintage bulova advertisements is ongoing. Joseph bulova 1851 1936 founded the company in 1875 in new york, where the headquarters are still located. Bulova has used a few different systems for dating their watches. Over the years, bulova used a variety of codes that allow you to date the case simply by comparing the code to a reference. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app.
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It is asymmetric and has a decorative pattern that wraps around the top, left and bottom of the face. Over 14,000 listings of actual watches that have been sold by us and selected auction results since 1998. Highperformance technology and enduring quality, following the bulova tradition. Here at we strive to bring you the best in quality vintage bulova watches. Season 7 the final season of the television show mad men debuted tonight with the reading of a pitch for the bulova accutron wrist watch. Study this information to discover more about your watch. Did you know that in 1675 it was charles ii of england who inspired the wearing of a pocket watch inside the pocket. Identification and price guide, 2nd edition judy, dean on. Vintage bulova accutron 218 railroad stainless great condition and still working dispatched with royal mail 2nd class.
Searchable appraisal guide to current market values for fine wrist watches. The 23 jewel models are pretty easy to find, but the 30s are more difficult to get your hands on. They used the letter m to signify the decade 1960 to the end of 1969, and the letter n to indicate 1970 to the end of 1979. Etsy has thousands of handcrafted and vintage products that perfectly fit what youre searching for. Bulova decided to incorporate his company as bulova watch company in 1923. This can be found on the back of the case and on the movement. Vintage bulova super seville automatic day and date blue dial watch excellent. Unless i specify otherwise, all watches have been fully serviced by a master watchmaker, fitted with new straps and are ready to be worn and enjoyed. Our watches require minimal maintenance, but regular care will help extend the life of your bulova timepiece. Till today they are one amongst the most sought after watches all over the world. Vintage bulova watch serial numbers old bulova watches. A bulova accutron wristwatch, brushed dial, applied markers, center seconds, date, gold plated head, stainless steel back, electronic cal. Discover all the extraordinary items our community of craftspeople have to offer and find the perfect gift for your loved one or yourself. Check out our antique bulova watch selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our wrist watches shops.
It took nine years to bring it to market, and it was a gamechanger. I have this vintage bulova watch and i want to figure out its value. The date of your bulova watch case is relatively easy to identify, at least from 1950 onwards. The vintage market plays a large role when buying a bulova. Since 2008, bulova has belonged to the japanese citizen group. Bulova watch identification guide bulova watches can be identified with a reasonable degree of certainty, due to the existence of a body of work gathered by collectors over the years. We recommend wiping your watch with a clean soft cloth regularly. To find the serial number on the case of your bulova watch, simply flip it over and look at the flat back of the case. Bulova watches received a powerful reaction to its innovative bulova mens wristwatches. See more ideas about vintage bulova watches, bulova and bulova watches. Vintage watches, especially, can often go for significantly more than they are worth, but for sentimental reasons rather than any sort of valuation calculations such as new price depreciation etc. The bulova watch company was founded in 1875 to manufacture pocket watches. Hamilton was already working on an electric model and bulova did not want to be left behind.
In the 1950s, continuing its legacy of innovation, bulova introduced accutron, the first electronic watch, and the first breakthrough in timekeeping technology in over. Stains, water spots on straps, and accumulated dirt on the case, crystal, and band that are not removed may cause premature wear. Vintage bulova watch stuff general vintage bulova information 6 topics posts last post by admin fri apr 26, 20 12. Nonetheless, bulova was a true innovator and on the cutting edge of midcentury design and technology. Vintage bulova watches for sale in uk view 76 bargains.
I have a bulova watch which dates back to the 1920s. With a huge selection of preowned vintage watches, shop for top brand name luxury timepieces at. The company grew and prospered, and soon early radio and television ads were declaring, america runs on bulova time. This is an adventurer line watch, all of them are vintage look, and yet it has a modern look too. Dec 22, 2015 bulova watches received a powerful reaction to its innovative bulova mens wristwatches. When 23yearold bohemian immigrant joseph bulova opened a small jewelry store in new york. Vintage bulova accutron 218 railroad stainless i cannot guarantee any watches to be waterproof and i do not h. If there is a serial number, it should be engraved here. Unfollow antique bulova to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Bulova watches are not marked with names or identification codes that allow you to simply look at the watch and derive the model and age.
Vintage bulova chronograph, stars and stripes model circa 1970. Bulova introduced its first line of wristwatches in 1919. Preowned bulova watches buy a preowned bulova watch on. For every watch in my collection, i have attempted to match the watch to a vintage bulova advertisement or another reputable publication, such as the complete price guide to watches, by richard e. This revolutionized the servicing of watches in the industry. Although we deal primarily in bulova time pieces, from time to time others will be offered as well. The vintage bulova catalogs on this page have been generously donated by members of for the sole purpose of providing assistance to all visitors to this site seeking additional information about a vintage bulova watch. I have a few of these scattered through the late 1950s and 1960s listings. Your bulova jewelry is crafted of 316l stainless steel and may incorporate leather, precious and semiprecious gemstones, and other materials in the designs.
Unfortunately i believe any dates or numbers must be on the inside workings of these watches and im uncomfortable with opening them up for fear of doing any damage. Informative and reliable tutorials that help you authenticate your bulova. Vintage 1960s mens 17 jewels mechanical all stainless steel bulova m7 watch. Watches listed by case metal, brand name, model, sales price and most importantly with a full professional. How to get the value of a bulova watch our pastimes. Omar bradley, world war ii general and retired chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, joins bulova as chairman of the board of the bulova research and development laboratories. Although the pocket watch became near obsolete with the introduction of the wrist watch in the years leading up to world war i. Bulova watch identification guide waterstone watches. A growing catalog of vintage bulova advertisements searchable by date and model name.
The more details you know about it, the easier it will be to figure out the watchs value. Bulova watches all prices for bulova watches on chrono24. Its a medium to big size watch as you can see in the pictures added, the silverwhite rectangular face has 6 arabic numbers and 6. In the early 1970s bulova produced a number of iconic chronograph watches. But thanks to his companys revolutionary production techniques, quality timepieces, and a whole lot of goodoldfashioned marketing, by 1926 that claim. In 1912 he set up a factory in bienne, switzerland to produce and assembly jeweled watch movements.
This is an excellent example of a rare vintage bulova president timepiece. I dont know much about watches but ill give as much info as i can. I myself find that vintage watches, if working get a collector vlaue of nearly what the watch originally sold for. The largest and most complete vintage watch online price guide of its kind. I appreciate them and have checked the websites that were suggested. Value framing, fast delivery, 100% satisfaction guarantee. The bulovavintage and antique watches website see resources has a wealth of information on bulova, including the companys history and date codes for the watches. We create all of our jewelry with the utmost attention to quality however, all jewelry requires proper. In the late 1950s and continuing well into the 1960s, bulova produced some 23 and 30 jewel models that are very fine pieces of machinery. The dial is framed in round diamonds with black hour and minute hands. Before this, timetelling pieces were worn around the neck, but it was charles iis love of waistcoats which sparked the change in watch fashion. If you see a symbol, do an internet search to find a table that will show year which year corresponds to which symbol. Sep 15, 2015 vintage mechanical wristwatches from the golden years of the bulova watch company pre1965.1406 1356 1125 892 1147 842 1336 741 1205 446 44 1348 1498 274 504 1040 1468 1170 157 708 1092 1365 977 206 1349 330 1019 1619 783 1413 1631 1169 1240 732 1646 560 659 627 104 19 808 143 1095 726 292 75 664 1270 869