My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?
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    My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Hey guys I picked up this Bulova Longchamp and couldnt find any info on it at all. It seems to be very rare. Anyone have any info/ thoughts to share, I'd greatly appreciate it! I have only found that it is a 17 Jewel Mechanical handwinding movement. I have also found that Longchamp is a high end luxury goods company, any relation? Anyways after some restoring and a new strap, she also tells time perfectly.. I'm proud of her.

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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Anyone?

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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    I can't really help much...my Bulova knowledge is centered quite a bit earlier than your watch. There should be a date code on the back consisting of a letter and an number - which would allow us to date the piece. That would be step one in trying to figure out any details.

    The two place alpha-numeric code started in 1950 w/ 'L0'. The initial letter represents the decade - L=1950s, M=1960s...and the number represents the year within the decade.

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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Seeing this watch reminded me of another posted recently on myBulova. I then went for another look, as I remembered seeing it was in it's original box, and had an unusual logo on the lid. After some thought, I realised it was a stirrup, and further searching found the association I was looking for.

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...76802529,d.ZGU

    Horse Country Chic: Longchamp Love

    As can be seen in the two links, the Longchamp company uses a stirrup as their logo in several of their lines, maybe because of the name of the Paris racecourse of the same name!

    Here is the Bulova Lonchamp in it's original box.



    Bulova 1973 Longchamp | myBulova.com


    This seems to show that the Longchamp line of watches was indeed made for the French luxury goods company, in the same vein as the Dior line was also.
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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Wow, yeah you're right, thanks a lot.

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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by lord_sauceda View Post
    Wow, yeah you're right, thanks a lot.
    You're welcome, Milord!
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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Such an elegant watch! The first thing I thought of was Credor. Totally new to me! There's another addition to my list of wanted Bulovas!
    How did you come across it? Did it find you or did you find it?
    "A watch is ruined, not by time, but by bad handling. To run well it should be wound regularly, cleaned yearly, and, if injured, taken to a competent, practical man. A ​Waltham watch properly cared for will last a lifetime." -American Waltham Watch Co. Catalog (c) 1900
    “When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest.” -Mark Twain

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    Re: My Vintage Bulova Longchamp? Any info? Thoughts?

    Haha thanks! I have wanted one for a while now, I really never hear of this model at all, and it is so gorgeous. I can't seem to find it anywhere, not even online. But one day I walked into an antique store, and purchased it and put work into it, and it's back to original working order. I just cleaned it up and had it serviced by a friend. She's for sale, even though I do love it!

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