Can you identify this vintage Bulova pocket watch? Thank you!

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    Can you identify this vintage Bulova pocket watch? Thank you!

    Hi,

    This watch was passed down to me from my Grandfather and I am interested in finding out when it was made, what material it is made from, possible value, etc...

    I cannot open the back as it is not a screw back case, so I can't seem to identify it by a serial number or any other marking. There are no markings on the watch front or back, other than "Bulova" and "Swiss Made". The number markings (12, 3, 6, 9) do not look like any other vintage Bulova I have found, so I think if someone knew these watches well, they might be able to identify based upon these unique number types.

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    Re: Can you identify this vintage Bulova pocket watch? Thank you!

    Welcome! In the stickies (articles at the top of the forum page) is an article on how to open pocket watch cases. A picture of the movement (insides) is vital.

    This is a modern watch -- 70's to present but how modern will be indicated by the movement. Markings on the inside of the caseback (or the lack thereof) will indicate the case material but I would suspect gold plated.

    Your grandfather was a snappy dresser if he wore this! It is always nice to have an heirloom watch. Thanks for posting.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Can you identify this vintage Bulova pocket watch? Thank you!

    The watch does not look particularly old. If it's not a screwback case, then it's probably just a friction-fit, snap-on caseback, which you could jemmy open with a pocket-knife.

    We do not give values here at WUS, for the pure fact that watches are impossible to value online. What something is worth is what someone will pay for it. That's what we'll usually say.

    Finding out the age, material and general quality of the watch is fairly easily done if you can open the caseback and get us clear photographs of the movement and the inside of the caseback. Usually, all the information that we need is in there.
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

    - Sherlock Holmes.

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