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Vintage Bulova - Sport Timer Watch - Blue Crosshair Dial - Ref. 971 - c.1970


Men’s Vintage Bulova Sport Timer Watch with Navy Blue Crosshair Dial  - Ref. 971 - c.1970

Bulova is a world-famous watch brand, founded in 1875 and currently owned by Japanese conglomerate, Citizen Watch Co.

Throughout the years, Bulova have displayed an unparalleled drive for perfection, efficiency and high quality craftsmanship. 

The brand has continued to evolve , making innovations in both design and technology within the watchmaking industry, and beyond. Bulova’s advancements have included everything from pioneering standardized production of watches to designing and manufacturing the world’s first fully electronic watch (the Bulova Accutron.)  

On offer here is a rare men’s Bulova manual winding ‘Sport Timer’ model wrist watch first sold in about 1969 and this example dating to 1970. A stunningly attractive watch that features a mid-sized stainless steel case (33.5mm) screw down back and acrylic crystal. 

The 'electric' blue, crosshair dial has a striking modernist design, with bright orange five minute markers and a matching orange sweeping seconds hand along with elongated white hour indexes. These features sold this watch to us immediately as it looks so stunning on the wrist (and at VWS we are suckers for funky dials)!

The case back is stamped with the serial number 3-220061 and the inside case back of the piece is marked LL. 

This fun, funky watch is supplied on a brand new Hirsch silicon rubber strap which perfectly compliments the eye catching  and colourful retro styling of the piece or if you prefer this can always be swapped for a strap of your choice. 

What’s on offer:

This superb watch with funky blue and orange accents is in excellent condition, particularly considering its age! Supplied on a brand new, orange strap by Hirsch. This can be exchanged for an alternative bracelet or strap of your choosing -  contact us to discuss available options.  

Additional information

Made from

Case:  Stainless steel. 

Crown pushers: Signed crown.  

Dial: Blue crosshair.

Crystal: Acrylic crystal. 

Bracelet: Orange Hirsch pure range sports strap which can be exchanged for an alternative strap of your choosing - contact us to discuss available options. 

Technical specifications

Winding: Manually wound. 

Movement type: Mechanical.

Calibre: Calibre 11 ANC. 

Jewels: 17.

Waterproof: Yes 

Power reserve:

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent overall condition for the age of the piece. 

Model Reference Number: 971. 

Date of issue: 1970.


Supplied with a 12-month Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee. 


Width: 35mm.

Lug width: 18mm

Height (lug to lug): ?mm

Wrist size: Adjustable.