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Vintage Bullhead Chronographs Like It On Top


Bullhead Chronographs, as they're called, feature the crown and pushers on top of the case instead of the side. Due to the rarity of the configuration, more liberties are taken in regards to the overall design, many dials are angled up for a drivers style and feature unusual dials. A long way of saying they are some of the coolest damn watches made in the sixties and seventies.


1970 Bulova Bullhead (above) with the famous Chronomatic Calibre 11, the first automatic watch with a microrotor. Also used in the 1969 Heuer Monaco.
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1969 Omega Bullhead also featuring the Chronomatic movement. A case that is much wider at the top. Very rare. Link to additional photos-->Link


1970's Seiko Speedtimer sporting a perfectly seventies burnt umber fade. A more commonly found vintage Bullhead.



Enormous 70's manual wind Orator Bullhead with massive steel case and gray gradation dial. A very obscure brand and an even more rare model.


1974 Breitling Pupitre is another asymmetrical Bullhead chrono with two-tone brown dial, manual winding Valjoux 7740 movement (also came in auto Caliber 11)



The bully of the Bullheads, the 1972 60mm wide Desotos Chronograph, first featured here-->Link


Another obscure 1970's Bullhead by Fleurier, a giant chunk of metal disguised as a chronograph.


1975 Victor Chronograph, manual winding, angled case, two tone orange/gray dial.



Two vintage 70s Sorna Chronographs with one common goal...Make you look tough as hell. Above, is the volcano cased model (similar to the Omega Speedmaster Mark III) with multi-color black, orange, green, gray dial.

Below is the even larger triangular Sorna Bullhead with world time.




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