Bulova 1972 Jet Star

Submitted by josé serra on June 12, 2019 - 2:55pm
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Acrylic; 30.4 mm
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I believe that´s a Jet Star model.

posted in 2019.06.12

José Serra 1972 Jet Star_dial
1972 Bulova watch
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josé serra
Posted June 13, 2019 - 3:55am

According to your database this Bulova copy appears to be a 1970 JET STAR.

Posted June 13, 2019 - 7:57am

I would agree with Jet Star.

It looks as though the 'A' variant had the bracelet and the 'B' variant had a strap.

I'd have to go with the Jet Star 'B', since the original strap/bracelet is unknown.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 13, 2019 - 10:35am

Ken, I think there's a dial difference between the "A" & "B". The markers on the "A" are dark outside/light inside while the "B" is opposite. I wonder if the "A" is colored red/blue and the "B" is not? I'm going with "A". I suspect that the strap and crown are replacements

1972 Bulova Jet Star A

Kathy L.
Posted June 13, 2019 - 11:38am

I think I will go with B because A states a grey dial and B a silver dial.  This ad says it had blue markers.  With the silver dial and lizard strap it would be the "B".  So many Jet Star models.  I found an "C" and it is completely different.

1972 Bulova Jet Star "B"

Reverend Rob
Posted June 13, 2019 - 11:49am

I'd agree with 1972 Jet Star, but since we have no idea what the original strap was, might I suggest no variant?


Posted June 13, 2019 - 12:52pm

I guess for me silver and grey are rather similar when it comes to describing dial color in some ads. Maybe there is a difference, but I found another strap ad that shows the markers dark on the outside, and also calls for blue markers.

I'm still not finding a difference, other than the band.

We can make note of the possible variants and their differences, and not assign a variant.

Posted June 13, 2019 - 1:41pm

Without further documentation it's tough. Based on Ken's in depth ad research, it certainly appears that the markers are different between the "A" and "B". My gut says that subject watch is an "A", with dark (blue) markers. I'll go with the majority concensus.

1972 Jet Star ("A" or no variant)


Posted June 13, 2019 - 2:41pm

1972 Bulova Jet Star is my vote

Posted September 30, 2021 - 11:00pm

The 1973 Linebook BAWD0180 page 12 has two options depending upon the dial marker colors.  Blue and Black.  This one does appear to be Blue or B Variant.  It appears that in 1973 the dial changed to silver with arabic numbers as the handwritten notes on the variant A line book listing and later linebooks show it as Silver with Arabic numbers.  So 1973 was a traditional year for this model.

This looks to be Blue.  1973 Bulova Jet Star "B"

Jet Star B