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04/14/2013 14:00
This week I’m featuring the predecessor to what is probably the most famous of all vintage Bulova watches and one with a long history.  In fact, that subsequent model has been the subject of a popular urban myth that has lately been busted wide open.  I’m talking about the renowned “Lone...
04/07/2013 11:35
For this week's watch of the week, I want to take a moment to admire Bulova's first digital watches from the early 1930s.  Digital watches in the 1930s, you ask with disbelief?  Yes, indeed!  Though today we tend to think of digital as an electronic format, digital watches were...
03/31/2013 12:53
My last two watches of the week were rather conservative models from the 1920s, so I decided this week to jump ahead in time and take a look at one of the many imaginative designs of the 1970s.  Whenever I reach for a vintage watch to wear, I go straight to the 1970s.  These watches, with...
03/23/2013 17:47
This beautiful watch has been in my collection for a while now, and I have still never seen another one like it, nor have I found an advertisement to suggest what it might be called.  It is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular Bulovas I have ever seen.  It stands out in my...
03/22/2013 12:30
Now that we are fully ensconced in the era of disposable, mass-produced quartz watches, many of us have forgotten--or are too young to have ever known--that vintage mechanical timepieces are not only beautiful works of art but also delicate machines that need care and maintenance.  Therefore,...
03/15/2013 13:53
This week's featured watch is one that I just purchased and am waiting with bated breath to receive.  I've never seen a Bulova watch like this one.  It may be one-of-a-kind, or it simply may be an ultra-rare find.  The watch was made in 1928/1929, according to the date symbols on the...
02/18/2013 16:47
Now that I have your attention, I want to share with you a bit of history.  While perusing newspaper ads from the 1940s today, I came across this article about some of Bulova's activities during World War II.  It's a wonderful story--like so many others--about how intelligent,...
02/13/2013 12:43
  Recently, my friend Bob Butler made a great discovery.  He found two advertisements for a never-before-seen Lone Eagle model.  As some of you know, the Lone Eagle is probably the most famous Bulova watch ever made.  There were actually quite a few distinct Lone Eagle models...
02/01/2013 11:31
There appears to be some confusion caused by the variations seen in the mid-to-late 1930s models that Bulova produced, making these models difficult to identify.  For example, a well known model will be denied identification, because the example has a subseconds dial when the available...
01/18/2013 07:48
Boy, have I picked up some nice, early models lately that you'll want to see!  I was planning to wait until the watches arrived to post them, but I see that they are already being posted on other sites by seemingly sore auction losers.  Imitation is the highest form of flattery,...
06/29/2012 11:11
A recent post on another site made me realize that some people do not understand how to interpret certain aspects of vintage third-party catalog ads, and that lack of understanding can, and has, led to significant errors in making model identifications.  So, I thought a few words on the...
06/04/2012 17:19
A new thread on another watch site last week reminded me of just how important good research is, and how misleading and damaging inept research and unsupported opinions can be.  The post was started by someone who holds himself out to be an expert in all things Bulova.  He was writing...
04/18/2012 17:09
Many thanks to Collectors Weekly for listing my site on its Bulova page and in its Hall of Fame.  I have learned a lot from reading the information made available through that site, and I am very proud to now be one of the go-to resources.  I hope others will find my site to be a worthy...
04/02/2012 16:22
I usually don't collect outside the wristwatch arena, but I couldn't resist this cool thing.  It's fully signed, in its original box, and works like a charm.  It will be a part of my 1960s collection, if I ever manage to get those loaded.  The 19EB 17J movement is one I haven't...
03/19/2012 12:36
I finally scored a 1930s Knight.  It even has the original bracelet and has already been serviced.  I am so excited!  Can't wait till it gets here.
02/24/2012 09:08
It is suprising how many of the 1920s models are still in circulation.  They are usually not in great shape, quite often missing those old Cathedral style hands that are so difficult to find.  I buy them anyway and will deal with the hands issue later.  This week alone I scored two...
02/21/2012 18:38
I have intentionally stayed away from the ladies' models, not because they aren't beautiful--they most certainly are!--but rather because I wanted to limit my focus and the scope of my collection.  However, of late, a few ladies' models have found their way into my collection.  Most...
02/10/2012 21:06
I just nabbed this sweet watch last night for an amazingly low price.  I thought I'd have to put up a fight, but, surprisingly, few buyers appeared to realize its rarity.  I've only seen this model once before, in the possession of a fellow collector.  He had it labeled as a...