Rawlings

Bulova 1961 Rawlings

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
F283344
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.4mm x 19mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1961 Bulova mechanical wrist watch, gold filled case, black dial, gold colored 3 hands with sub-second in place of 6, Arabic numerals 9, 12, 3, gold colored hour markings, hidden lugs with four angular lines descending to a point right to left at top and ascending to a point left to right at bottom, signed Bulova four times (1) dial below 12 (2) caseback top edge (3) crown (4) movement.  (Photo attached)

The crystal measures 21.4mm wide x 19mm. The crystal can be easily pushed outward from the front of the case and what appears to be some dried adhesive is in the seat of for the crystal.

The rectangle case measures 24.2mm wide x 22mm. The caseback is marked across the top “10K GOLD FILLED” “BULOVA” “M1” (1961) and across the bottom “F283344” (Serial Number). The interior of the caseback has inscriptions believed to be: “Ht 1016” over “67A25271” over “69^64Y8X”.  To the left of these inscriptions are additional markings: “H563” over “3-5” (Photo attached)

Movement attached to dial. Movement 8AC signed “BULOVA” “M1,” “21 JEWELS,” “U.S.A.,” “2 POS” above “5 ADJ” (Photo attached)

The attached expansion band is gold tone with an exterior “lizard skin” pattern and the interior of each link has “U.S.A.” on either end and in opposing direction. There are no other markings on the band between the links or at the spring bars. It is unknown if this is an aftermarket band.

The watch was a thrift shop find and was not running when obtained. I wound the movement to the point of resistance and then moved the hands several hours in clockwise and then counterclockwise direction. The movement then began running. The movement has kept very reasonable time for the past approximate 20 hours.

Pardon if there are issue with the photos due to sizing.

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1961 Bulova watch face
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch

Bulova 1962 Rawlings

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
F929737
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The closest match to this model is the Rawlins. The case looks identical. The Rawlins in the database has a different dial with no sub seconds.

 A pic of the back shows a stamp of M2 for 1962. No markings inside the case back.

 The movement is a real surprise. A model 8AC with an M1 stamp putting it several years after the range in the database of 49-55.

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1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Rawlings

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
7BPP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H653390
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.5 x 19.4mm GS CMX325-17E
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1965 Bulova Rawlings 17J 7BPP movement date stamped M5, 10K RGP bezel & back, date stamped M5, 2-tone White & Silver dial with Gold applied markers, no sub-seconds on this one!

Very interesting case style very similar to the tentative Craftsman in the early 60's, but larger in size. (last picture), and this one has the tiny 7BPP movement.

The crystal is a perfect snap fit and fits the slight crystal groove curvature and should merit a 2 star tentative rating until a ad comes along to back it up.

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1965 Bulova Rawlings 17J 7BPP
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1962 Rawlings

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
G159858
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Square Case measures 30mm lug to lug x 24.5mm wide non  inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

White Dial shows a combination of raised Gilt Hashmarks and Arabic numerals. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha style and an Index style Seconds Hand shows on a Cross Hair sub Dial totally obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Gold as shown.

Lugs are hidden.

* as found, will need a Dial refinish or replacement.

 

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