*Unpolished* 1979 Bulova (Ref. 4420101) "Royal Oak"
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 "Royal Oak" is an accessible homage to the famed Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The AP Royal Oak was arguably Gerald Genta's most famous watch design, and was introduced at Basel Fair in 1972. Interestingly enough, Genta had created designs for Bulova for several years in the 1960's before designing the monstrously iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. When Bulova saw the immediate success of the Royal Oak, they released their version of the design several years later.
While a true Royal Oak isn't exactly at the most attainable price point for all collectors, the Bulova "Royal Oak" is a beautiful example of a classically designed stainless steel sports watch that is a moderately rare, certainly handsome find, at a price that's much more accessible.
|Bulova Integrated Bracelet
The case appears unpolished and boasts a handsome, geometric cut and displays strong factory finishing. It retains its original hexagonal crown and the hallmark caseback engravings appear deep and clear. The original bracelet is unpolished as well and in excellent vintage condition, the bracelet will fit a 7in. wrist.
The stunning ivory waffle dial is in flawless condition and features stainless steel indices accented with black lacquer. The original hands are in excellent condition, and also feature black lacquered accents.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.