Sunday, April 14, 2013

Is that a bull's horn? Bulova

Bulova Super Seville Calendar

I have written about my Bulova watches collection first in 2009  (Bulova Chronometer Day-Date), then in 2010 (Bulova Chronoprecision) and in the same year, a small portion in (Starry-starry night). This is just adding another new member to the Bulova family and as an add on piece on the brand Bulova itself. I may update my older post to improve in its presentation or maybe add on new found information. Still undecided whether want to repost modified older post or just leave it as it is.......

To start with this post, I think I will do a piece on the tuning forks... but somehow or rather, I always think it looks more like a bull's horn. I love history, I usually scored high marks during my Secondary years. Maybe I had a sexy looking history teacher... hmmmmmmm... I noticed a lot of people hate history... too many incidents to remember, too many names and dates as well... The way I studied history is like reading fairy tales..... In my shallow understanding, history is definitely fairy tales..... The villains of modern days might one day become tomorrow heroes or patriots or icons. That is the sad fact in life.... we must understand there is always two sides of a coin...... and there is never a balanced story and responsible journalism.  

History of Bulova

Bulova was established in 1875 in Woodside (Queens), New York by an immigrant from Bohemia named Joseph Bulova. Bulova is one the world’s most recognized watch brands. More, it is a legend of American watch making. It was acquired by the Loews Corporation in 1979, and then again by Citizen in 2008, but continues to operate independently from its headquarter in New York and production facilities in Switzerland today.


This is a gorgeous looking Bulova Super Seville Calendar. It looks pretty much like a Rolex datejust 1601 from the same era. I believed this watch is from the era of 1980's. This watch has a very clean silver dial with the tuning fork logo as its 12 o'clock hour marker. The rest of the markers are matches sticks style making the dial plain and simple. This watch has fluted bezel and mineral crystal. The magnifying cyclops lens at 3 o'clock enables reading the date effortlessly. 



The case is made of solid stainless steel and the crown is signed with Bulova logo. It is a screw in crown for better water resistance. 





This watch comes with the solid link oyster jubilee bracelet and have a fancy clasp with the Bulova logo proudly protruding up.



There is also a Bulova logo at the back case. In the heart of this watch is a gold plated 17 jewels ETA 2872 movement which has the quick set date function but without hacking.




2 comments:

  1. can you email me? sabeast @ Gmail dot com

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  2. Hi Watchopenia,
    I have A Bulova Super Seville day quartz I guess from the 80´s. Could you tell me what movement it has. Thanks in advance,

    Hans Pootjes

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