Dating bulova movements - Watchophilia.com - Vintage and Antique Bulova Watches


The story goes like this. Bulova, among others, failed the initial moon watch testing in 1965. In 1972, brands that previously failed got a second chance when NASA embarked on the Second Qualification Program, something that was heavily promoted by General Bradley, President of Bulova. According to Kesaharu Imai’s seminal research , Bulova lobbied Senators into action by requiring new and current participants to comply with the “Buy American Act.” This law, dating back to 1933, required 51% of a government-issued product to be manufactured in the US. Out of the 16 participating firms, only two eagerly complied—Omega and Bulova. Bulova, at the time an American company, assumed the law would automatically provide them a shield.

In over 50 of business we have never had the opportunity to sell a Vacheron Constantin. VC is one of the most respected of all the high end luxury Swiss brands with a history going back to the mid 1700s. This timeless design is from the Malte Grande Classique collection model 81000/000G-9107 and had a retail price of over $ USD over ten years ago. The solid 18 karat white gold case measures 36mm diameter  and features a beautiful hand wind chronometer grade movement visible through the clear case back.  An engraved  silver  guilloche dial displays only the necessary information to tell the time. The watch comes with an endorsed warranty card from Royal De Versailles dated October 2003. The original dark brown crocodile is showing significant wear in fair condition is attached to the polished white gold case that shows signs of use in the form of scratches and scuffs.  Complete with original signed Vacheron Constantin 18K white gold signed buckle is attached. Estate priced  at $ CAD including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year in house warranty. Stock #e6056.

… which when removed, reveals a 15 jewel manually wound calibre, the Bulova cal. 10BNCH. In this case complete and running but quite dirty.


Dating bulova movements

Dating bulova movements