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    Back when bulova was "confused"

    I picked this up at the flea market today. It seems to be an early 80s quartz. On the dial it says "Swiss made" and on the inside of the case back it says "bulova USA". But the real kicker is the early ESA 7 jewel quartz movement. It's a blue circuit

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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    that looks nicer than any modern day bulova :)
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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    Bulova, even after its sale to Citizen, is a US based company. Although, since the 1960's there has been no movement manufacture in the US, and scant case production. All watches were imported either as fully assembled watches or as parts. Bulova isn't really all that confused, just truthful....

    The movement looks to be a high quality ETA 956.031, those were in production through the 1980s. Ranfft gives the production dates from 1979 to 1986.
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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    i think " i picked this up at a local flea market today " should be written on your tombstone buddy nice one !
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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    Haha thanks guys! It's pretty cool

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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    Nice thin Bulova dress watch from the 1980's. Bulova was not so much confused as sourcing parts from many locations. Consequently the dial indicates it is Swiss Made, the movement is Swiss Made, the back and maybe the case were stamped Made in USA and the leather strap came from somewhere. It is a good example of how most watches are not in-house purebreds but assembled mongrels.
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    You sure have a great eye for nice vintage watches. Really like the case design. Nice.
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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    Bulova, even after its sale to Citizen, is a US based company. Although, since the 1960's there has been no movement manufacture in the US, and scant case production. All watches were imported either as fully assembled watches or as parts. Bulova isn't really all that confused, just truthful....

    The movement looks to be a high quality ETA 956.031, those were in production through the 1980s. Ranfft gives the production dates from 1979 to 1986.
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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    Bulova was also still producing their tuning fork movements in the US up until about 1977.
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    Re: Back when bulova was "confused"

    I'm surprised you guys put up with my constant acquisitions lol.

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