Bulova Chronograph 'Blue' ref. 31000 circa 1970


***As featured on HODINKEE's Bring A Loupe***

Brand: Bulova

Model: Chronograph "Blue" ref. 31000; Swiss Made; N0 date code = 1970

Case: Solid stainless steel "cushion" case with screw-down back is approximately 37mm excluding the original winding crown (early examples featured an unsigned winding crown)

Bracelet: 20mm solid stainless steel bracelet with alternating brushed and polished links and brushed fold-over clasp; includes additional loose links for sizing larger

Movement: Bulova cal. 14 EB (base Valjoux cal. 7733) manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original metallic blue sunburst dial with white sub-registers and tachymetre display (measures the average speed of a moving object over time); small running seconds sub-register at 9 o'clock; two-register chronograph movement with 30-minute recording capability; original handset; large solid stainless steel "cushion" case with domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Nice original condition overall with honest wear consistent with age and use; sharp solid stainless steel "cushion" case retains its original brushed and polished finishes; near-perfect original metallic blue sunburst dial; original handset; a few very minor toolmarks on the caseback

Other: Here at watchsteez.com, we love vintage Bulova and this stunning 1970 Chronograph "Blue" is no exception! The eye-catching metallic blue sunburst dial is absolutely incredible and at 37mm, the stainless steel "cushion" case wears extremely well on the wrist. So if you're looking for a blue dial, this Bulova chrono is a great choice and will add a pop of color to any outfit - It's also a true value proposition with a price tag under a grand.

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