Bulova Caravelle RARE Vintage 1974 Transistorized

Bulova Caravelle RARE Transistorized NOS Orig Box & Strap ESA 9154 electronically controlled stepper motor
  • Detail

    Vintage 1974s Bulova Caravelle Quartz
    Cal ETA-ESA 9154 Dynotron 
    Electronically controlled stepper motor 
    Stainless Steel Gold plate Case 
    Gold textured Dial.
    All original... well EVERYTHING 
    Dial, Movement, Strap, Buckle, crown, crystal... Swing tags EVERYTHING 1970s SHOP FLOOR NOS (thats New Old Stock)
    and all in genuine MINT condition.  
    A STUPENDOUSLY 1970s Watch to find one in this condition is frankly ASTONISHING we think every SERIOUS collection should have a little something "out there" of the 60s and 70s era not every collection will have a piece as fine as this BULOVA CARAVELLE TRANSISTORIZED  its frankly in museum state we have never seen let alone sold one as fine as this.
    most are very rare. its the nature of these "transitional"  quartz calibers produced for a year or two and then the next technological advancement drove them into obsoletion now INSANELY sought after by horological collectors  A lot of CROSS collectors have shown a great deal in some of our shall we say Rarer and odder Bulova Pieces Widely collected by 60's and 70's contemporary design and art collectors Horologists Fashionistas and collectors designers of rare high fashion World wide. 
    I LOVE this watch just LOOK at it the box fold out top type to stand the oh so 70s 3D bubble texture front the seemingly pointless brown fabric its size! its absurd shape its just 70s through and through one of the nicest pieces of horological nostalgia we have ever sold for sure. 
    Remember we are using a "Macro lens" to pick up on and massively exaggerate any and all imperfections
    The Case 
    A vintage cool for a Vintage watch of its period classically Men's (but who's counting!) HUGE at a full 38mm (excluding crown) 40.65mm (inclusive) Original Bulova caravelle crown, 41.88mm Lug tip to lug tip. and 17mm lug spacing. Fully signed screw down case back in stainless steel.original NOS finish alternating "panel" sides in unidirectional brushed and polished gold. 
    The Dial
    Stylish gold dial with slender but bold gold facets at "Odd" and Arabic art deco style numbers at. "Evens" Gold hour and minute hands with lume inset, portray a similar appearance to the outer case adding increased fluidity in design. Date aperture at 3. center sweep seconds hand Textured butter cream dial we love it. 
    The Band 
    Quality Original Caravelle Lizard grained strap.
    And  HOW? HOW?! can any human being not put this up there with the box of the 70s if you have anything cooler than this we want to see it!
    The Movement 
    ETA-ESA 9154 Dynotron
    ESA 9150: 1967, the first electronically controlled balance wheel movement, date, running at 21,600 BPH.
    ESA 9154: 1970, date, increased to 28,800 BPH; 9150 and 9154 look very similar.
    electronically controlled balance motor
    sweep second
    date: set by changing 23-24h
    hack feature
    12.5''', Dm= 28.0mm
    H= 5.55mm
    13 jewels
    f = 28800 A/h
    Stem ESA 9154
    battery 343 (original, mercury), 344 (replacement, silver odixe)
    Hands1.50 x 0.90 x 0.22mm
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