Bulova Chronograph "D"
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
When we think of sport watches from the 1970's one thing comes to mind:
Funky case shapes and motorsport racing.
With its bold yet wearable Tonneau case design and highly legible inner tachymeter scale, the Bulova Chronograph "D" has everything that one could want from a 1970's sport watch. Twin subsidiary registers, with orange fluorescent accents in the 30 minute counter, punctuate the soft slate gray dial.
Bulova produced its first chronographs in the 1940s—single-button affairs with screw-on bezels. Throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's, Bulova honed its mastery of chronographs. Powered by the workhorse Valjoux 7734, the Chronograph D was one in a long line of rock solid sport watches that Bulova was creating at the time.
Unlike other much larger racing watches of the 1970's, the 39mm size makes the Chronograph "D" instantly comfortable and easy to wear - whether its sliding under the cuff of your favorite shirt or timing the lap on your favorite racetrack.
The story of Bulova is deeply entwined with American manufacturing.
Its founder, a Czech immigrant named Joseph Bulova, was inspired by the advances that Ford made in his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. Starting in 1912, Bulova built a factory in Biel, Switzerland, using Ford’s principles of mass production.
The brand was among the first to offer a wide range of wristwatches for men, with a distinctive visual style that—thanks to its innovative adoption of advertising and a relocation to Astoria, Queens—became fixed in the American imagination. Bulova took over offices in the Empire State Building and installed an observatory on the roof, in order to measure universal time.
In the workshop down below, watchmakers timed the watches they were working on to readings taken in the observatory.
The watches that Bulova produced were varied, from handsome three-handers to divers and even chronographs. Bulova produced its first chronographs in the 1940s—single-button affairs with screw-on bezels. Throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70's, Bulova honed its mastery of chronographs.
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Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Bulova Chronograph "D"