Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

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    Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    First i would like to apologize for my lack of knowledge about watches, but i have a 1976(im 99% sure) bulova bicentennial pocket watch. i just would like to know more about it. Thanks for any help
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    Re: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    Looks like a standard Unitas movement... it's the only Swiss PW movement still in production.

    Pics work better if you suppress the flash. I can't really see much.

    Collectible like Royal Wedding plates are collectible, except for Americans LOL
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    Re: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    Sorry for the pictures i took them with my phone, so your saying it isnt that collectible? Can you tell by the type of watch if it would be gold plated or solid gold? Thanks

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    Re: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    Yes, I'm sorry to say that it is a decent quality watch but not terribly special. Perhaps as a bicentennial memorabilia but certainly not as a watch.....

    The movement, as hinted before, is an Unitas Cal. 6498:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Unitas 6498-1

    ...which is still available from the ETA (as the ETA 6498).

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    If it were solid gold it would be marked as such... and the case would be as thin as possible
    "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?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    It looks like there is no shock protection? ( fuzzy pic?)

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    Re: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    It looks like there is no shock protection? ( fuzzy pic?)
    Honestly officer, it's all a blur to me...
    "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: Need help identifying 1976 bulova watch

    I think that it is just the fuzzy picture - non shock protection watches don't show as much of the capping jewel (i.e. it looks too large not to have shock protection).

    Hartmut Richter

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