Bulova Chronograph C "Stars and Stripes"

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SKU AS01643
SKU AS01643

Why We Love it

In the world of horology, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a strange time. To be sure, the 60s was a decade of horological milestones, such as the production of the first automatic chronograph (an honor hotly disputed by Heuer and Zenith). The 70s also saw the introduction of some innovative and interesting designs, with brands seeming to vie against each other to see who could incorporate as many colors in their dials as possible.

Enter the Bulova C Chronograph. Produced sometime in the early 1970s, the C Chronograph's bright, unusual dial soon garnered it the nickname "Stars and Stripes," which has confounded collectors ever since. While most likely not released in 1976 for the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States, as is commonly held by collectors on many forums, the vibrant red, white, and blue dial certainly resembles the stars and stripes of Old Glory. 

And the "Stars and Stripes" is big--even for today's standards. At 43mm, the case is perfectly round, making it sit easy on the wrist, much like Seiko's "Tuna" divers. Much like dive watches, Bulova did design the case of the C Chronograph for maximum water resistance, making it a front-loader. 

Powered by a reputable Valjoux 7736 drivetrain, this Bulova has the brawn to back up the looks. While ours has orange hands and the markers are a creamy yellow, it's still a fun, quirky alternative to the run-of-the-mill vintage chronographs you see on the market today. And when you consider that demand for these watches have picked up momentum in recent years, this makes it almost a patriotic duty not to let it pass you by!

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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 C

Bulova Chronograph C "Stars and Stripes"

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Bulova Chronograph C

Why We Love it

In the world of horology, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a strange time. To be sure, the 60s was a decade of horological milestones, such as the production of the first automatic chronograph (an honor hotly disputed by Heuer and Zenith). The 70s also saw the introduction of some innovative and interesting designs, with brands seeming to vie against each other to see who could incorporate as many colors in their dials as possible.

Enter the Bulova C Chronograph. Produced sometime in the early 1970s, the C Chronograph's bright, unusual dial soon garnered it the nickname "Stars and Stripes," which has confounded collectors ever since. While most likely not released in 1976 for the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States, as is commonly held by collectors on many forums, the vibrant red, white, and blue dial certainly resembles the stars and stripes of Old Glory. 

And the "Stars and Stripes" is big--even for today's standards. At 43mm, the case is perfectly round, making it sit easy on the wrist, much like Seiko's "Tuna" divers. Much like dive watches, Bulova did design the case of the C Chronograph for maximum water resistance, making it a front-loader. 

Powered by a reputable Valjoux 7736 drivetrain, this Bulova has the brawn to back up the looks. While ours has orange hands and the markers are a creamy yellow, it's still a fun, quirky alternative to the run-of-the-mill vintage chronographs you see on the market today. And when you consider that demand for these watches have picked up momentum in recent years, this makes it almost a patriotic duty not to let it pass you by!

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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.

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