A hard to find Bulova Superior watch, complete with original box and in superb condition.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
Normally Bulova watches are easy to date, but during the mid eighties they stopped their coding system. The styling, movement production dates and size fits the mid eighties, and both the serial number on the dial and the caseback start with 86, so we are presuming 1986 was the year of production. If you can help us out here then please do contact us.
The watch is in lovely condition. There were three variations of case/bracelet for this model – PVD, Bi Metal and the bead blasted stainless steel we have here. The mineral glass has a date magnifier bubble, and it is perfect. The dial is also great, and the larger diver style lume plots still have a healthy glow. The Mercedes style hands have lost most of their glow though. The unidirectional bezel is unusual, as it has angle and compass points rather than number to show the time left like most divers watches. This was rated to 10 ATM / 100M, helped by the signed screw down crown, so to not have a divers bezel is odd. That crown does have a bit of damage to the bottom, but it doesn’t affect the crown functions that also include a quick set ability for the calendar. The integrated bracelet is similar to the one used by the Omega Seamaster of the time (now nicknamed the Pre Bond), and is a good length – an important consideration as spare links will be hard to find. The clasp is not signed Bulova, so may be a replacement. Under the screw down case back is an ETA 7 jewel movement that is working perfectly, and a new battery will be fitted before this watch is delivered. The 34mm case size would have been marketed as a men’s watch back in the 1980’s, but the size now suits both men and women.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 35.7 mm
Width without crown 34.2 mm
Between lugs n/a
Lug to lug length 39.0
Case Thickness 8.0 mm
Bracelet maximum length 190 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 2 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.
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