I've had this watch for a while. Got it from my grandfather when he died. He got it as a retirement gift in 1976. I have googled the brand and have found nothing. I took it to a watch shop out in town and they said it was pretty rare, but didn't seem to know a lot about it. The calendar is what makes it different. Never seen one like it on a watch. Anyone ever seen one of these?
It appears to be a battery powered analogue watch made by a company called "Caravelle". It has three hands, one for seconds, one for minutes and one for hours. It also has a full calender on the watch face. The strap looks like it is made of black leather.
That's all I can tell you about it, hope it was useful.
Not really helpful. It's an automatic.
Caravelle is a daugther company of Bulova. They made low range watches, where this is a special one because of the extra functions. A Caravelle top model from the 1970's.
The automatic wind movement is cal. 11UOACP, based on a high quality Anton Schield (AS) caliber 2086, with 17 jewels.
Solid steel case and back, steel crown, verious marks of normal wear. Near mint black dail with opening for the date and a large vertical opening for all 7 days of the week. Besides this there are the dates together make the month. Every month the vertical bar can be changed by quick-set (pulling the crown half way out). Turning the crown in the other direction activates the quick-set date at 9 o'clock. The hands are steel and white, the hour markers are raised, steel with black.
Priced at around $200-250 by the site I found the info on.
Awesome! Thanks. I've been looking for anything on this watch for a while and couldn't find squat. The watch store people were pretty impressed by it.
you seem to know a lot about watches, there's a watch I've been trying to track down of this same brand..http://www.etsy.com/listing/152825461/vintage-watch-swiss-caravelle...
it's a really beautiful watch and I was wondering if you know it's model number
( or specific name so I can find one just like it.)
I think your estimate is a bit off.
Don't see any on ebay.
How did you find that?
I looked all over google and couldn't find anything. Disappointing that someone is selling one for $30. The watch store said it was probably worth $300-400 since it's a very rare watch.
Very unique. It's the first time I've seen one.
I was all excited when the jewler got all excited. Said she had never seen one like it. Then she said it was probably valued at around $300-400. Then I find someone selling one on Ebay for $30. Maybe the seller just had no idea. Bummer. But it was my grandpa's so it has infinite value as a family treasure.
Caravelle is a sub brand of the Bulova watch company, which used to have it's HQ on Astoria Blvd in Queens NYC