*Unpolished* 1970 Bulova Chronograph C "Stars & Stripes"
The vintage Bulova obsession in the watch community is very real and here to stay! The unique and funky watches that Bulova made from the 60s-80s are always a cause for conversation. Ranging from colorful diving chronographs to eccentric electric watches like the famous Accutron.
The Bulova Chronograph C is affectionately nicknamed the "Stars & Stripes Chronograph" for its red, white, and blue color scheme of the dial that offers high visibility for telling the time with just a glance. The Stars & Stripes is also a bit of an oddity for Bulova as it was only produced for 1-year in 1970 but more so because of its size and exaggerated crown and pushers. The oversized monobloc case houses a Valjoux Cal. 7736 which is a workhorse movement from the era, used by many Swiss watch companies as a reliable option for their sports chronographs.
|Model||"Stars & Stripes"|
|Dial||Matte Blue / White|
|Bracelet||Bulova Mesh Stainless Steel Bracelet|
The crisp unpolished case is exceptionally well preserved, featuring the characteristic “Stars & Stripes” vertical brushing with only light signs of previous use present. The fixed, notched bezel is in wonderful unpolished condition as well. The case retains its original Bulova signed crown and pushers. The case back is unpolished with the factory markings fully present and visible. The watch comes supplied on its original stainless steel mesh bracelet. The watch will fit up to a 7 1/2 inch wrist.
The stunning matte blue and white dial is in vitally flawless condition, showing no age or damage. The large lume plots have achieved a charming eggshell patina with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The hands all remain original to the watch and the red accents make up the red/white/blue aesthetic that the "Stars & Stripes" nickname comes from. The lume in the hour and minute hand matches the dial patina perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.