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This is a very special one of a kind Bulova Super Seville from the early 1980s. Why does this one stand out? Runs between 0 +3 spd (COSC standard). Has aftermarket sapphire Rolex OP glass (see photos 1 & 8 and zoom into the 6Clock region to see the laser etched Rolex logo). Aftermarket sapphire caseback to view the gold-plated ETA movement (original solid steel Bulova caseback is also provided).
Original SS Bulova Super Seville bracelet in working order (fits up to 7.5 wrists). Excellent condition overall to the case and zero marks to the glass.
As you can see, this is a very special piece and it will not go cheap, however you wont find another like it! As such, they refinished the dial. The dial may have originally been silver or champagne. The green refinished dial is stunning and executed well. Bulova never made any green dial Super Seville models, FYI.
The watchmaker also removed the original glass and replaced it with genuine Rolex OP glass of which is sapphire so the glass will stay scratch resistant for a very long time (if looked after of course). By using Rolex glass, the magnifying cyclops over the date wheel is awesome giving you a very clear and up close viewing angle of the date. Much better than the original. It deserves to be seen! The original solid steel caseback is also provided and is in good working order and condition overall.
The movement itself is stamped with a P1 meaning its dated 1981. If 1981 was your birth year, this is your new birth year watch! Ive had the watch running on my Timegrapher countless times. Each time coming away with an accuracy of anywhere between 0spd to +3 spd. Absolutely amazing for this vintage piece.The movement too is very clean inside as seen in the photos. Speaking of clean, the watch is in very good condition overall, especially for its age. The case is lovely with not much marks or dents to it. The replacement Rolex glass is perfect too. The bracelet shows some wear but its all original and closes at the hidden Bulova clasp just fine.
It should fit up to 7.5 wrists, but no bigger. Cant afford a decent Rolex Datejust? Now, for full transparency there are some things to note. First, only the original stainless steel Bulova President bracelet is included. Not the pictured aftermarket leather straps - however, they are used to show you how good this Super Seville looks on nice leather straps!Second, there is some slight wobble to the dial as you change the time when winding the crown. Its minor but it doesnt dislodge the alignment and will revert back to its original position after setting the time. Third, changing the date or day manually is fine but it does feel like its not catching the gear 100%. If pulling the crown way from the case whilst turning it to change the day/date it will not turn as smoothly. However, if applying a small amount of pressure inward to the crown when turning, the day/date changes with ease. In either situation, the day and date change over just fine and everything is full aligned. When running, both day and date change at the stroke of midnight perfectly. Finally, due to the nature of a refinished dial professionally done although it is as such, there is no more lume on the dial (nor the handset). Although to be perfectly honest you dont need lume anyway on a beautiful piece such as this. I dont know the service history. However, it would have had a service at some point recently considering its refinished/painted dial and Rolex OP glass addition. As mentioned, the watch is running at near perfection at between 0spd and +3 spd. The movement as shown in the photos is every clean too.
The item "Bulova Vintage 1981 Super Seville Day Date Green Watch (Rolex Datejust Glass)" is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "toomuchstuff05" and is located in Llansadurnen, Carmarthenshire. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe.