• Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
  • Vintage Bulova Aerojet Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch
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Bulova

Aerojet 311 Automatic 1966

S/N 1-430639

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Our Take

Bulova is a brand that not everyone may know, but for those that do, they love it! It’s known for being the first privately owned watch having active service on the moon. This very attractive classic Bulova dates back to 1966, it’s a good size, suitable for today’s man, measuring 36mm in diameter and 41mm from lug to lug. The 40 microns gold plated case retains excellent definition with its round smooth bezel, there are a few small chips in the gold plating, but nothing that takes away from its style. The steel back screws in and is in good condition, it bears the logo and model number #1-430639. The gold dial is in good condition for its age with only slight ageing evident, it has gold markers and hands with elegant sweep seconds and a date window at the 3 o’clock position, all under a replacement acrylic crystal. The crown is unsigned as it was replaced. The watch is powered by an 11ALACD automatic movement with 17 jewels and keeps good time. The serial number is 311. The strap has been replaced with a brown leather bracelet and will fit a wrist of about 7.5” or 19cm approximately. The watch comes without the original box but will be accompanied by a gift box. Water resistance is not guaranteed so please do not use it near water.

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  • BrandBulova
  • ModelAerojet
  • GenderMen's
  • Year1966
  • OriginSwitzerland
  • Dimensions36mm x 41mm
  • MovementAutomatic
  • GlassPlexiglass
  • Case MaterialGold Plated
  • StrapLeather
  • Box/PapersNo
  • Water ResistanceNo

About Bulova

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.