1974 Bulova Caravelle (Ref. 3286-DP)

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. 


Stock # BLVCRVLA-4
Brand Bulova Caravelle
Style Diver
Model 3286-DP
Serial N4
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Black/White
Millimeters 36X39
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The excellent case has been very lightly polished and retains broad chamfers and retains close to factory dimensions with honest signs of use. The original bezel insert remains deep black in coloration and exhibits no fading or signs of use. The case back retains all of its original factory markings in deep and visible condition, there are some light scratches present. The watch will come on a 2pc tropic rubber strap.


The beautiful black and white dial offers a highly visible and striking aesthetic, the dial is in excellent condition and shows appropriate signs of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots show consistent degradation throughout. The original tritium hands have aged to a slightly darker patina and exhibit some minor lume loss when inspected under U.V. light and remain stable.


None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.