Most iconic Bulovas?
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    Most iconic Bulovas?

    I was wondering what would be considered the most iconic Accutron/Bulova/Caravelle models. Most of the items in the Heritage reissue pile, so the Computron, the Oceanographer G and V (Devil Diver reissue) the Start and Stripes Chronograph, the Accutron Spaceview, Astronaught, and Alpha, the Caravelle Sea Hunters, what else am I missing? Give some logic for your choices. What are the things that Bulova did first or did best?


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    I would think the Precisionist chronograph has an iconic look and put the brand back on the map almost 10 years ago. It is still in production in pretty much the same size and with the same dial and features it had when it was introduced.

    To this day not a watch on the market can do what it does.

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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

    Spaceview fits the "Iconic" bill.
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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

    From a modern sense, the CURV Chronographs are amazing and might be "iconic" 20-30 years from now. For vintage, the Lone Eagle has an amazing story behind it. There are many amazing Art Deco watches from the mid-20s thru 30s. I wonder if Bulova could take a rectangular watch from their Classic Line-up and embellish it in a Lone Eagle/Art Deco but modern kind of way. The challenge is that I wouldn't want it to take on a "Steam-punk" vibe.
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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

    I would say the space view or the super Seville.
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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

    At the present moment I think:

    Precisionist and Oceanographer, however there is a long history behind Bulova, this will need a research.

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    The Super Seville isnít nearly as well regarded as the Rolex Day Date or Date Just. Would we call it an Homage watch, or a rip-off?

    I think the Lone Eagle is pretty iconic, but there are a few other brands who have similar styles.

    Precisionist and Curve might last into the future, I donít think Precisionist is going to have the staying power that Accutron did, particularly as the Spaceviews gave the view of the movement. I donít think the Accutron II Spaceview will have the same appeal, or the longevity. The movement, while good, isnít gaining as much traction among the usual purchasers. And isnít the Precisionist movement discontinued, and the new movement doesnít officially qualify as a HAQ.

    The Oceanographer/Devil Divers are different, to be sure, with the lume dots as unique as they are, but could we also not say itís a Submariner copy? How would it be differentiated? Do the hour markers make it distinctive enough?


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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

    I'm not sure the Super Seville is "iconic" as it is a homage to the day/date but its a heck of a nice watch.
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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

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    The Super Seville isn’t nearly as well regarded as the Rolex Day Date or Date Just. Would we call it an Homage watch, or a rip-off?

    I think the Lone Eagle is pretty iconic, but there are a few other brands who have similar styles.

    Precisionist and Curve might last into the future, I don’t think Precisionist is going to have the staying power that Accutron did, particularly as the Spaceviews gave the view of the movement. I don’t think the Accutron II Spaceview will have the same appeal, or the longevity. The movement, while good, isn’t gaining as much traction among the usual purchasers. And isn’t the Precisionist movement discontinued, and the new movement doesn’t officially qualify as a HAQ.

    The Oceanographer/Devil Divers are different, to be sure, with the lume dots as unique as they are, but could we also not say it’s a Submariner copy? How would it be differentiated? Do the hour markers make it distinctive enough?


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    Nope the Precisionist movement is still produced and packaged in pretty much the same configuration as when it was introduced, only the marketing specs have changed. Not sure if a whole lot of people care about or heard of HAQ. They now say it is way more accurate than a normal quartz watch, that's good enough for most.

    I'm not sure but hasn't the Precisionist already been in production longer than the Spaceview?

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    Re: Most iconic Bulovas?

    Quote Originally Posted by wbird View Post

    I'm not sure but hasn't the Precisionist already been in production longer than the Spaceview?
    Not quite:
    Bulova Precisionist is set to debut at BaselWorld in March 2010 and will be available at retail starting Fall 2010. (So almost 9 years of Production)

    Bulova Accutron Spaceview: 1960-1977 (So 17 years of production).
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