Condition: Used, Working Condition, Watch Keeps Good Time
Model Name: Bulova Date Gold Plated Automatic Men’s Watch
Dial: Original Dial in Aged Condition
Mechanism: 17 Jewels Automatic Movement, 11 ACACD
Case: Original, Gold Plated Case
Case Back: Original, Stainless Steel Back Case, N5 #I926099
Bracelet: Aftermarket New Genuine Leather Band. Fits up to a 6.7” Or 16.75cm Wrist
Functions: Time, Date Change On 24hr
Size: 39 X 33 mm (Without Crown)
Watch comes without original box or papers. No guarantee on waterproofing.
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In what seems to be something of a rarity today, Bulova is an American based watch manufacturer, first found in 1875, making it just less than a century younger than the country itself. Today, the Bulova brand is owned by Citizen and has been since 2008.
Perhaps Bulova’s biggest achievement was that it was the first privately owned watch that saw active service on the moon, after a failure of another well-known brand’s watch. The Bulova Chronograph Model #88510/01 later sold for $1.625 million.
Many of the vintage Bulova models are branded under the ‘Accutron’ name, which lays claim to being the first electronic watch, thanks to its ‘tuning fork’ design – giving the watch a faint, high-pitched hum.