Caravelle Devil Diver Why play around with an expensive watch this summer? In a previous article, I highlighted the value for money that Caravelle watches offered. I also noted the increase in demand for certain design styles such as the Sea Hunter and World Timer. These watches graced
Movements and Reissues Parking Meter Bulova is part of the Citizen brand and recently we have seen more movements being used in new Citizen watches that then trickle down into Bulova reissues. Most recently the use of the Miyota OS21 turned on its side to suit the 98b390
Calibre 520⚙️ 15 jewel ⚙️ 18,800 A/h ⚙️ 1941 The Calibre 520 was the first movement produced by Eterna for men’s wristwatches. It beats at 18,000 BPH and had a power reserve of 42 hours. This service watch is still beating accurately even through all its time out
Louis Erard was born in 1893 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a city in the Swiss Jura region that is known for its watchmaking heritage. He began his career in the watch industry as an apprentice at a young age and eventually went on to start his own watchmaking school and casing company in 1929.
Perseo watches have a long history, with their fame stemming from their initial supply of pocket watches to the Italian State Railways in 1927. The brand’s name, Italian for Perseus, originates from Greek mythology and is supposed to reflect the brand’s reputation for defeating challenges.
Bulova produced two variations of the 10BA both modified from an ETA 900. There was a center second version from an ETA 926 which was renamed in 1952 to the more suitable reference 10BAC. In most (but not all) Bulova movement references a C denotes a center second
This 1944 Bulova watch is a true testament to the brand’s durability and craftsmanship. It features a rolled rose gold case that has aged beautifully with a tarnished patina, paired with a 17-jewel manual wind movement. The movement is stamped with a circle, which was the date stamp
October 25th 1960 Bulova use a two character stamp to denote the year of manufacture. These stamps appear on both cases and movements. The first character is a letter to determine the decade and the second character is a number to state the year. In the case of
It’s become apparent that people are aware that I like watches and have started approaching me to fix and appraise timepieces. It doesn’t really matter to me what it is – I find almost everything interesting and in almost all cases the item holds some sentimental value. However
Back in 1960 Bulova were so confident of their ability to produce a new and improved method for accurately measuring the passage of time that they launched a whole separate company. Accutron. Watches were released with no obvious Bulova branding. It was this new portmanteau that was the