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Serviced BULOVA BULLHEAD Parking Meter Chronograph Automatic Cal 12 1973 Watch

Regular price $4,999.99 Sale price $7,000.00
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1973 Bulova Bullhead, automatic movement BULOVA 14EFAD Heuer Cal 12 21600 BPH.


The word bullhead is the term used for chronograph watches that have their crown and chronograph pushers on top of the case (in some cases the crown is at the bottom of the case) rather than on the side hence resembling the look of the head of a bull with its horns. These cases are usually larger and thicker than the average chronographs. Most of the time their cases are not even-shaped, meaning that the top of it where the pushers and the crown is located is wider and thicker and the bottom of the case is thinner. This way the dial is tilted towards 6 oclock. This allows the wearer to check the time on the watch much more easily hence the oddity of the case. They are particularly special for no reason other than in most cases they were produced in relatively small numbers.

The movement is based on the Buren 1282 with micro rotor and was not designed to attach a chronograph mechanism this led to the crown at 9 o’clock. While the el Primero has survived until today, the expensive design made this movement a victim of the quartz boom. Consequently, the number of these watches with the crown on the wrong side is pretty low.

Bulova is the most successful American watch manufacturer. Established in 1875 in New York by an immigrant named Joseph Bulova, it was acquired by the Loews Corporation in 1979 and then again by Citizen in 2008, but continues to operate independently from the same New York location.

Bulovas most important achievement has been the Accutron watch in 1960, which were truly revolutionary, though the electronic tuning fork movement of the Accutron watch was obsolete 10 years later by the introduction of the quartz movement.


This is a beauty. It is very rare to find a watch this old with original box. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced by previous owner. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.  The watch is working.  Contact me if you have any questions first.




Stainless Steel Case and Case Back. Gray anodized bezel (I am not 100% sure of the anodization process) Has some dings and scratches.

Case Size

  44x43 mm Thickness: 14 mm  without the crown

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed. Screw Back, Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.


UnSigned, possibly changed at some point


Acrylic Some Scratches, shows it age & characters


Inner, Tachymeter, 


Luminous hands & numbers & indices dial, Swiss made Mark, Bullhead parking meter chronograph, with the date at 3 O'clock. Shows patina, has scratches and marking around date window, above B of the logo, around chronograph small hands, and some around outer ring, few other locations  Please see picture for more detail.


Date, Chronograph, Tachymeter, BullHead.


Self-Winding Automatic ORIGINAL CAL. BULOVA 14EFAD Heuer Cal 12 21600 BPH

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled by the last owner. Come with a Service Warranty!  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.


Rubber, Lug Size: 20 mm      Please see picture.


Come with Beautiful Vintage Bulova Box, missing holder.

Reference #

N3 7392

Made in


Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

2      (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

23 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.


3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)


All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1973 N3



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