the Bullhead watch an horological oddity

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the Bullhead watch an horological oddity

Post by koimaster » August 24th 2020, 11:37am

A bullhead watch has the buttons on top of the case that recall and were originally inspired by bull horns, chronographs with this design started appearing in the 1960’s and 70’s. This style of design was probably for a practical consideration, its more ergonomic: pressing start and stop buttons on top of the watch case is more pleasant for the position of the hand than using buttons placed on the side.

Apart from Omega the bullhead design was taken up by many brands including Breitling, Heuer, Bulova, Junghans and Japanese brands Seiko and Citizen also participated. The vintage Bullheads have become quite collectible and you can usually find a variety on Ebay generating a decent amount of interest. Bullheads tend to be quite colourful, a particularly rare and interesting model is the Tissot Sideral, a fully plastic watch that was embedded in the watch band as a whole, the Sideral is today difficult to obtain in good condition because the material in many cases has not survived the test of time. ... onographs/


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