This one (which cost about 20 including delivery from Hong Kong) is reminiscent of the "direct read" digital watches of the 1960's/1970's.
The watch is powered by a mechanical, 21 jewel automatic movement.: Perhaps not a true "jump hour" as such, what they've done here is replace the hour and minute hands with dials that are numbered anti-clockwise.
This particular watch I imagine was destined for the Middle Eastern market as it appears to have an Arabic day wheel.
The Beach Star was produced between 19 as a concept to make a mass-produced, highly water-resistant, sports watch using a mechanical BFG movement and front-loading, Noryl-Fiber plastic/metal alloy case.
These watches are very similar to the GSTP watches issued to the British Army (see examples below) except that they lack luminescent paint on their dials and hands.Item Price: .00 At present Amazon gift card is the only method of payment we are accepting.Send a Amazon e-gift card to [email protected] email: [email protected] THE PAYMENT: Send Instant delivery Email amazon gift card Instructions: The picture below explains what to do on the next page.Originally water-resistant to a depth of 200 metres, these latest models can withstand the pressure at depths of up to 1500 metres and feature an escape valve which allows helium (built up after long stays at depth) to be evacuated from the watch case which would otherwise explode when returning to the surface.: The origins of Bulova can be traced back to 1875 when Joseph Bulova (a 23 year old immigrant from Bohemia) opened a small jewellery store on Maiden Lane in New York City, USA. Around 1929, the company was sold once more to a group of new shareholders including the Swiss-American financier, Roland Gsell.By 1912, Bulova had begun manufacturing movement components in Switzerland. Just two years later, Bulova would begin development of the Accutron (see below). Buren appears to have had a rather colourful history: Founded in Switzerland in 1873, the company was bought in 1898 by H. In 1966, the company changed hands again, and was this time acquired by the Hamilton Watch Company (USA) with Hamilton transferring a good deal its production to Buren's Swiss premises.