Bulova Jet Star 'D' Automatic circa 1973 (Original Bracelet)


Brand: Bulova

Model: Jet Star "D" Automatic Day-Date ref. 11633 (RARE); Swiss Made; N3 date code = 1973

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 40mm including the hidden original signed "B" winding crown

Bracelet: Rare original 19mm stainless steel bracelet with signed "BULOVA" fold-over clasp and removable links; will fit up to approximately a 7.25" wrist size

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 BSACB (base AS 2066) self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with quick-set day and date functions; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original silver sunburst dial with applied/beveled hour markers and exotic blue track/minute hashmarks; original handset; day-date display at 3 o'clock with traditional quick-set functionality; unique 40mm stainless steel case with anodized blue inset bezel and original acrylic crystal; rare original stainless steel Bulova linked bracelet; reliable Swiss automatic movement (serviced)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and light use; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished with the original finishes throughout; crisp screw-down caseback remains clearly legible; beautiful original silver sunburst dial with vibrant blue accents; all Tritium lume plots are in tact and have aged to an attractive yellow hue; excellent original silver/blue hands with all Tritium luminous material in tact and matching; original acrylic crystal exhibits a few minor superficial scratches; incredible original Bulova linked bracelet remains unpolished and matches the condition of the watch

Other: This rare 1973 Bulova Jet Star "D" is anything but ordinary! From the oversized 40mm stainless steel case with anodized blue inset bezel to the streamlined Bulova bracelet, its innovative aesthetic screams early '70s when brands weren't afraid to push the boundaries of traditional design. The exotic metallic silver sunburst dial with vibrant blue accents is as eye-catching as it is unique underneath a perfectly matching original silver/blue handset. This particular Bulova Jet Star "D" is in collector-grade condition and is really as good as it gets. As an added bonus, the Bulova 11 BSACB self-winding automatic movement has just been completely overhauled by our watchmaker. We are practically giving it away at this price... An original 1972 advertisement introducing the new Bulova Jet Star lineup says it all:

"We have the new BULOVA JET STAR. A watch designed for a man when he's ready to face the world. The Bulova Jet Star. It's rugged. It has all the features a man needs in today's world. Automatic 17 jewel movements. Calendars with instant change day and date feature. Colored dials. Bold sculptured cases. Stalwart bands and manly leather straps. Come in and see a man's watch... the new Bulova Jet Star."

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