17 jewel cal. BLCD manual wind movement is running well and keeping good time. Silver original dial with raised gold markers, gold hands with luminous centers, date at "3" and what I think is a red logo Royal Lion of Scotland above the "6". 10 kt. yellow rolled gold plated case with stainless steel screw on back. Yellow gold filled band with Bulova marked clasp. Watch measures 33 mm. across from side to side not counting the winding crown and 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Made in 1969.
Ken Cooper our west coast manager and story teller spends many hours
searching for the history of the timepieces we post for sale. Here is what
he says is the colorful history of this one.
Squire Ken Piercieds (aka The Flying Highlander) loved exceptional items to
go with his colorful kilts and decked out Highlander uniform that Ken wore
on many occasions. Mr. Piercieds was not the sharpest knife in the drawer
nor the brightest apple on the tree but he felt he was of true Highlander
blood (however Ken was not). His mother, Buggina, had just presented him a
very nice Bulova timepiece with a red prancing lion on it and this excited& thrilled Ken because he knew it would go well with his Highlander clothing.
One fine day, the 50th birthday of Feline City was going on, so Ken in a
rush to celebrate the event put on his "Flying Highlander" uniform but
forgot to put on his great looking Bulova and rushed out to perform a very
spirited & lively dance down main street. Wearing his kilts and singing
off-tune he joined with Feline City's marching band as they marched down
main street. Forgetting where he was due to his prancing & leaping Ken
soon entered the traffic stream of autos and was really letting his kilts
fly in the breeze when he was mortally struck by an auto driven by Mr.
Shigeta Aota, a hapless lad who had had already fatally struck several folks
throughout Kitten County with his well worn auto. Ken's lovely girl friend,
Miss Mauy Padwaterington, was given Ken's lovely watch and she trotted off
(she had a somewhat of a horse face) to the nearest traveling watch show and
sold it to Mr. Girard Sensoli for a very fair price. Leaving the show Mauy
thought that Girard was possibly the neatest and well preserved older
gentleman she had ever seen. Girard now offers this well maintained Bulova
timepiece, once owned by "The Flying Highlander", at a great price. Ask
about Girard's unique lay away plan when purchasing this Bulova watch.