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  1. watch_treasures Jul 26, 2018

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    But oh my, it is an attention grabber! I gifted to my son and he always receives comments when wearing as people notice it more than his Omega or Tag Heuer. Interesting...

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  2. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jul 26, 2018

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    That's one of the good ones:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 26, 2018

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    Always enjoy seeing that reference... it is indeed quite the attention-getter! :thumbsup:

    And... I am compelled to add to this thread with my one and only “just a Bulova”... the Marine Star, Valjoux caliber 7731, circa 1979.

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  4. Jonathan40 Jul 26, 2018

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    Both pieces are outstanding one very much an early seventies racing style Chrono and the other a military style (Sinn) special unit watch. Are they both autos and what years of production are they?
    Would love to own both of them in a heart beat, very interesting and not something I’ve seen before.
     
  5. michael22 Jul 26, 2018

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    Love some colour on watches.
     
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  6. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 26, 2018

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    Valjoux movement As I recall.. very nice and Bulova is just waiting in the wings....
     
  7. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 26, 2018

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    Stars and Stripes, Valjoux 7736.

    Mine says hello!

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  8. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 27, 2018

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    The Marine Star shares a case with the Zenith Cairelli and the Excelsior Park Monte Carlo though the movement, dial and other details differ. See them all here:

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  9. jaguar11 Jul 27, 2018

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    These all look great!
     
  10. Omega world Jul 27, 2018

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    Hello,and compliments,for yours beautiful watches,mine with the same Lemania movement from Omega MoonPhase.
     
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  11. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 27, 2018

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    Very nice, and a reference I have not seen before. Tell us more. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Omega world Jul 27, 2018

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    I bought this watch as a NOS, three years ago ,I know that is a 80's or 90's production,the movement is an Lemania 1866,the dial is ceramics, case in three parts in 18k gold....I didn't find any news on web about his production,but is a beautiful watch,and wit him I've got this Accutron Marco Polo,same ceramic dial,but with Valjoux movement....great watches!
    Thank you all for sharing your passion on this nice Forum!
     
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  13. knafel1983 Mar 13, 2019

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    Back in the day, this Bulova cost $125, the same as the Heuer of the same caliber and design. I saw one of these, a Heuer, on a forum for $2500 the other day. I paid $625, including the complete service I had done after I bought it. I guess back in the day people were less superficial about brand.
     
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  14. Walrus May 15, 2019

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    You got him down from above 2,000 to 300 or whatever, did you use threats
     
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  15. Interstatetime Jun 13, 2019

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    The Stars & Stripes was a whopping $150.00 when new. This one came from one of the teachers at the Bulova Watchmakers' School.

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  16. tzachi Jun 28, 2019

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    Unique watches, the black is a beauty. and I love those "brands" that still are reasonably priced and no flippers knows about them.
     
  17. Artman Jun 28, 2019

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    First launched in Baselworld in 2012, I found this Bulova Accutron Calibrator at a Guam Kmart 3 years ago. The width is 43mm, the thickness is 12.5m and it has a very clear sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. On the back it has a sweet exhibition case back showing off it's Swiss Made movement. I've read it's an ETA, I've also read it was a Sellita. I can't tell. Maybe one of you Bullie nerds would know.

    What makes this model interesting is that it's got this cool feature to calibrate the movement by yourself without the need of a tech, thus the name "Calibrator". Using a provided hex key you can easily adjust the settings with the External Fine Adjustment System, which claims it allows you to make it 99.99% accurate. Honestly, I get the feeling that this is just a gimmick that did not really catch on, but I don't care because the little blue hand is badass. Anyway, thanks for allowing me to share what is now one of my favorite finds from the Guam Kmart.
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  18. yande Jul 3, 2019

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    In another case that would be called an Autavia..
     
  19. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Dec 17, 2021

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    Reviving this old thread because the title was so pertinent. I know it’s just a Bulova but this little watch which appears to have a silver case has a lovely eggshell patina.
    And what’s more MWR member @bobbee has found lovely advertisements showing how this waterproof watch was promoted by swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller, aka Tarzan.
     
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  20. pdxleaf Capricious-Watch-Slave Dec 17, 2021

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    Wow. Tarzan had a great watch AND great hair! Eat your heart out, Bezos.
     
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