1969 Bulova SkyStar World Time (Ref. 761) Black Dial
The vintage Bulova obsession in the watch community is very real and 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 eclectic watches like the famous Accutron.
The Bulova SkyStar ref. 761 was produced within Bulova's Excellence Collection which had a short lifespan at the end of the 1960s. The Excellence Collection was marketed as Bulovas premier line of wristwatches featuring improved metal quality, case finishing, and upgraded movements. It is believed that the Bulova SkyStar ref. 761 World Time was only produced in the year 1969, with the majority featuring orange dials, making production numbers for these watches very low, especially in the white or black dial variants.
The Bulova SkyStar's ref. 761 feature a bakelite world time rotating bezel, and the cal. 11BKACB automatic movement with day and date complication. These world time Bulovas rarely surface, especially the black dials, making them unique watches that are both stylish and functional.
|SkyStar World Time
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The wonderful cushion style case is believed to remain unpolished, featuring its original case dimensions and finishing with light signs of use. The original bakelite world time bezel is in exceptional condition showing no cracking with only light signs of use, and has faded to a wonderful light grey coloration. The case retains its original "Bulova" signed crown. The caseback retains all of its original factory engravings and serial numbers. The watch will come on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The excellent matte black dial is in exceptional condition, showing no surface marks or blemishes. The tritium lume plots have aged to a bright golden patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly showing no degradation or lume loss when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is running perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.