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Good morning, day, evening.What are you wearing? Saturday 12 May 2018?
avatar May 12, 2018 05:07AM
Bulova Gemini Chronograph
63C106; Valjoux (ETA) 7750; B2 date code = 2012

The white or metallic white dial version of this Bulova Gemini was posted here a few days ago. This is the black dial version in which the guilloche pattern isn't always prominent. In low light it nearly disappears. I've got two other Gemini in the metallic white, one with a Unitas (ETA) 6498-1 and the other with an ETA 2893-2, in which the dial pattern is always present.

This first photo shows the dial pattern in detail (specifically lit for that) which is generally more subdued. It reveals the Bulova Gemini guilloche pattern is either stamped or molded into the dial. It is more detail than the end-user sees with an unaided eye. Thought it would be of interest to show how the dial's visual effect is achieved.

This is what the end-user generally sees in the more subdued lighting one might find in a living room or den. Highly polished Faceted indices and convex surface hands catch light from almost any direction, giving reflection from at least some portion of them. Moving the watch around under point light sources (versus diffused areal sources like banks of overhead fluorescents in an office) shifts the specular highlights on them giving a glittering effect.

Obligatory HWS done under very diffused lighting . . .

Obligatory lume shot . . .


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Good morning, day, evening.What are you wearing? Saturday 12 May 2018? Jpeg Attachments John Lind 216 May 12, 2018 05:07AM
Beautiful Bulova. Sunny day here, so a sunny watch... Jpeg Attachments James T. KirkĀ© 169 May 12, 2018 01:44PM
Blue Lagoon today Smile (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Micha 158 May 12, 2018 11:19AM
Thumbs Up Great lume shot! LOL I've decided on the Tissot T-Navigator for today Jpeg Attachments Zeb 159 May 12, 2018 09:58AM
Morning, Lads! Great Accutron Thumbs Up '60's Favre Leuba Harpoon (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Ethan Mack 152 May 12, 2018 08:50AM
Nice to see another one of those Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 121 May 12, 2018 10:20AM
Nice stealth lume John! Laughing I can make up for that with my Laco today. Jpeg Attachments BF Hammer 157 May 12, 2018 08:31AM
Great watch, nice lume Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 116 May 12, 2018 09:27AM
Nice, but the white dial is a standout. Thumbs Up A gray day with Hemel ........ Jpeg Attachments Robmks 142 May 12, 2018 08:22AM
Morning all! Nice, John! Love the lume shot! Luminox for me today. (n/t) Jpeg Attachments jhargrave 168 May 12, 2018 06:38AM
Thats nice is it an Auto ? (n/t) MarkKershaw 131 May 12, 2018 07:42AM
I wish! No, it's quartz. (n/t) jhargrave 132 May 12, 2018 05:32PM
Thumbs Up Jeff - I'll bet the lume on it is a tad brighter too!Laughing (n/t) John Lind 104 May 12, 2018 07:13AM
Nice Bulova John. Thumbs Up Jpeg Attachments Dbyers 165 May 12, 2018 06:10AM
Sharp looking retro. Cheers! (n/t) Robmks 144 May 12, 2018 08:28AM
Sweet Seiko 5 Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 96 May 12, 2018 07:43AM
Super GADA Seiko 5 Dan with a Cool retro style (n/t) John Lind 120 May 12, 2018 07:07AM
Gorgeous dial John. A great piece. Seiko Saturday for me. (n/t) Jpeg Attachments JohnSNY 168 May 12, 2018 05:20AM
Thumbs Up Seiko's homage to the B-Uhr Type B - Didn't know they had one! Cool (n/t) John Lind 115 May 12, 2018 07:00AM
It's one of their least expensive pieces too. $50 on sale JohnSNY 115 May 12, 2018 09:08AM
Thats a nice Seiko 5 Sport Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 131 May 12, 2018 05:27AM
Nice one Thumbs Up Jpeg Attachments MarkKershaw 117 May 12, 2018 05:12AM
Thumbs Up That one is obviously the "apple of your eye" Laughing (n/t) John Lind 149 May 12, 2018 06:47AM
Haha yeah, its taking over Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 112 May 12, 2018 07:44AM

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