Bulova Jet Star Day-Date Automatic ref. 11633 circa 1972


Brand: Bulova

Model: Jet Star Day-Date Automatic ref. 11633 (RARE); Swiss Made; N2 date code = 1972

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

Bracelet: Rare original 19mm stainless steel Bulova linked bracelet with signed fold-over clasp and removable links

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 red and white 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

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and light use; sharp solid stainless steel case appears to be completely unpolished with the original finishes in tact; crisp screw-down caseback remains clearly legible and exhibits some minor scratches; incredible original silver sunburst dial with vibrant blue accents and all Tritium lume plots in tact and aged to an attractive yellow hue; perfect original red/white hands with all Tritium luminous material in tact and matching; original red center sweeping-seconds hand; a few minor superficial scratches on the original acrylic crystal

Other: This rare 1972 Bulova Jet Star 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 beautiful metallic silver sunburst dial with matching blue accents is as eye-catching as it is unique with the perfect compliment of color coming from a distinct handset. 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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