1969 Bulova Caravelle Worldtimer (Ref. 695)
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.
In the early 60s, Bulova introduced Caravelle jeweled watches into the market to tremendous triumph and soon after, become the biggest selling jeweled watch on the American market. Designed to compete in price with other non-jeweled brands at the time, Caravelle was a smashing success. With numerous space-aged inspired designs, Caravelle proved their understanding of the modernist aesthetic takeover of the times.
This Caravelle hosts a particularly exciting world-time black bezel, which rotates bi-directionally and features 19 different cities from across the globe, written in contrasting silver and orange font. A must for any world traveler!
|Material||Chromium Plated Brass W/ SS Case Back|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The chromium-plated brass case is believed to remain unpolished and shows minimal signs of honest use throughout. The original bezel is in excellent condition, showing no major signs of use and very subtle fading. The case retains its original chromium-plated brass crown though most of the chromium has worn off. The unpolished case back retains all of its original factory markings in deep and crisp condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The original silver sunburst dial is excellent, showing some light marks from age and no notable damage. The tritium lume plots all remain intact and have taken on a charming cream coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium-tipped hands have taken on a similar patina to the dial and show no degradation at the tips.
The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.