Bulova 1979 -Unknown

Submitted by josé serra on
Manufacture Year
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
Mineral. 38,5 mm x 30,9 mm.
Watch Description


  • Material (Material): Stainless Steel.
  • 41,7 mm (sem coroa) x 32,0 mm.
  • Medida com coroa (Width with crown): 43,0 mm.
  • Asa a asa (Lug to lug): 38,7 mm.
  • Espessura (Thickness): 11,8 mm.
  • Tampa (Back): Bulova Water Resistant. 443 01 09. 6-198468.

MOSTRADOR (DIAL): 2 cores (2 tones). Com 6 diamantes (with 6 diamonds).

MOVIMENTO (MOVEMENT): Automatic. Bulova. N9. 113310. 17 jewels. Unadjusted. Swiss. CD2879. 6/87.

FUNÇÕES (FUNCTIONS): Calendário com dias da semana e dia do mês. (Double calendar).

BRACELETE (BAND): Stainless Steel. Bulova. 19 mm.



posted in 2014-06-08

José Serra_N9_6-198468
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Posted June 14, 2014 - 8:08am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I am not sure when THAT began Geoff. The above case list is from a 1979 Bulova case parts catalog. I have earlier issues - 1971, 1974 - that don't include such a list.

I have seen MANY replica (fake) watches over the years, including OMEGA, ROLEX, BREITLING, and yes...even some Bulovas. NONE of them are executed as well as the subject watch in this post.  Even the BEST Rolex fakes I've foound to have cheap Chinese automatic movements in the....nothing near the quality of these Swiss Eta Autos.

William Smith
Posted June 13, 2014 - 4:09pm

Jose, what is the number located on the inside case back (right below the words BULOVA)?  

It looks like 12080  or    12060.

Would this be the case reference number (which may occur in the last page of a 1979 ABC Case Parts Catalog (Supplement #1) TimeRestoration provide just above?

Posted June 13, 2014 - 4:22pm

Looks too good to be a fake to me.

Why put an excellent-looking movement in a fake?

Unknown Bulova.

Posted June 22, 2014 - 10:46pm


I'm putting this as Unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 23, 2014 - 5:47am

Markings, it's the case and movement markings that determine the authenticity of this style watch. There are several sellers in Hong Kong that have been dealing these watches as New Old Stock for years, far too many it seems for them to be authentic. My watch has a movement marked ETA, like this one, while I can't see the date code on this watch mine is P7 (1987). The only case date is on the inside case back, like this and is 1979. I'll never be sure that mine isn't fake. I do believe that mine ( and all others) are non-conforming at a minimum. I think the movements are genuine, the case seems to be genuine but the 8 year spread between the date codes make it N/C.

I'm sticking with Non-Conforming.

Posted June 23, 2014 - 6:42am

It is a distinct possibility that someone has got hold of a big shipment of old Bulova cases/dials/movements, and are feeding them out in batches. But if all parts are Bulova, as looks to be, we can't be sure. Tricky, but going with unk for now.