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    Urgent help please

    First of all hi all...
    this is my first post...
    I am thinking about purchasing this from a local online antique dealer but could not get any info from them...

    I need some urgent help on dating and some info on a Bulova watch.
    Is it desirable? What sort of movement would it have?
    any info at all would be appreciated...



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    Re: Urgent help please

    Quote Originally Posted by sbe83s View Post
    First of all hi all...
    this is my first post...
    I am thinking about purchasing this from a local online antique dealer but could not get any info from them...

    I need some urgent help on dating and some info on a Bulova watch.
    Is it desirable? What sort of movement would it have?
    any info at all would be appreciated...
    This looks to me to be a fairly modern watch made well after Bulova ceased being anything but a marketing name. It is probably quartz and, if so, keeps good time.

    If the above is correct, it has no major value beyond being an accurate wristwatch that looks nice.
    "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: Urgent help please

    Most Bulovas have a 2 character code like L7 or something similar on the case to identify the year of manufacture. I don't see that on this case so...
    The style doesn't help either as it could be anywhere from the 1940s to the 1980s.
    If we had pictures of the movement it might be useful for ID.

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    Re: Urgent help please

    i dont think its something i should buy and put away...

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    No. Bulovas aren't that valuable at the best of times. Also, nobody gets rich collecting Vintage watches. You'd be better off investing in Credit Default Swaps, frankly.

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    Re: Urgent help please

    What is the size of the watch?

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    Re: Urgent help please

    im not sure...

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    Re: Urgent help please

    Below the number "6", it appears to say something. What does it say?

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    Re: Urgent help please

    Quote Originally Posted by sbe83s View Post
    im not sure...
    The proportions suggest that it might be a small woman-sized watch. It looks like it says 'Swiss' very faintly at the bottom of the dial. The bold numbers give it a 1970s look. The lack of jewel count may mean that the watch is of fairly ordinary quality.

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    Re: Urgent help please

    Hi -

    Almost definitely a ladies' watch: no seconds hand. Many of the ladies' watch movements lacked this, as there was little or no room to incorporate this meaningfully...

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