Bulova Two Register Steel Chronograph

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SKU AS01865
SKU AS01865

Why We Love it

Before the Quartz Crisis, Bulova had an obsession with precision. Almost from the founding of their plant in 1912, they implemented a system of mass production never before seen in the world of horology, which guaranteed an unprecedented interchangeability in their parts. This obsession with precision spurred them to produce the most accurate movement for a wristwatch. The aptly-named Accutron, with its tuning fork in lieu of the typical balance wheel, was the first ever electronic watch and is a legend in itself. However, the success and innovation of the Accutron overshadows the quality of some of the other products they produced during this period.

Bulova's watches from the 1960s and 1970s certainly have an engaging appeal. Their chronographs in particular capture the care and precision that Bulova’s employees exerted, even in the early days of the company. In fact, from 1927 the timing technicians in Bulova’s New York City workshop set the watches that they worked on according to readings from a chronograph up in the Observatory.

Though Bulova started producing wrist chronographs as early as the 1940s, those from the 1960s resonate the most with collectors today. The double register chronograph offered here is much more subdued in design than their most notable chronograph, the "Stars and Stripes." But at 35mm it’s an attractive size for both men and women, and it feels comfortable on the wrist.

The dial is an understated silver, reminiscent of that on a Heuer Carrera, with the dauphine hands give it an elegant touch. As the darling of budget-conscious collectors, Bulova has certainly earned its reputation for dependability. Pieces like this one prove that in form as well as function, Bulova spared no expense.

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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.

Bulova Two Register Steel Chronograph

Bulova Two Register Steel Chronograph

Sold
Sold
Bulova Two Register Steel Chronograph

Why We Love it

Before the Quartz Crisis, Bulova had an obsession with precision. Almost from the founding of their plant in 1912, they implemented a system of mass production never before seen in the world of horology, which guaranteed an unprecedented interchangeability in their parts. This obsession with precision spurred them to produce the most accurate movement for a wristwatch. The aptly-named Accutron, with its tuning fork in lieu of the typical balance wheel, was the first ever electronic watch and is a legend in itself. However, the success and innovation of the Accutron overshadows the quality of some of the other products they produced during this period.

Bulova's watches from the 1960s and 1970s certainly have an engaging appeal. Their chronographs in particular capture the care and precision that Bulova’s employees exerted, even in the early days of the company. In fact, from 1927 the timing technicians in Bulova’s New York City workshop set the watches that they worked on according to readings from a chronograph up in the Observatory.

Though Bulova started producing wrist chronographs as early as the 1940s, those from the 1960s resonate the most with collectors today. The double register chronograph offered here is much more subdued in design than their most notable chronograph, the "Stars and Stripes." But at 35mm it’s an attractive size for both men and women, and it feels comfortable on the wrist.

The dial is an understated silver, reminiscent of that on a Heuer Carrera, with the dauphine hands give it an elegant touch. As the darling of budget-conscious collectors, Bulova has certainly earned its reputation for dependability. Pieces like this one prove that in form as well as function, Bulova spared no expense.

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

+

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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