Bulova 1960 International

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.120001
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
l-46874
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

This watch has a swirl effect dial, possibly the "snow drift" on the President "E", from the 1964 ads. 34mm. X 41mm. X 18mm. lug gape. Seller specifies the watch is only sold outside the U.S. and that is where the name comes from. All photo's are with the seller's, Empressissi's permission.

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bobbee
Posted April 22, 2013 - 5:33pm

Not with this watch, Rob.

It is an International, with proof of the watch name with an advert now.

JP
Posted April 22, 2013 - 8:16pm

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International based on the latest advert.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 22, 2013 - 8:32pm

...and Bulova placed model names inside Watch bands.

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bobbee
Posted June 9, 2014 - 4:59pm

FifthAvenueRestorations wrote:

...and Bulova placed model names inside Watch bands.

 

 

Why yes, they did.

 

Bulova Watch

 

 

 

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William Smith
Posted July 4, 2014 - 10:52pm

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bobbee
Posted July 4, 2014 - 11:15pm

 

 

Nice find Will.

More proof, when you look at the strap fifth unwittingly posted, of the International being a watch name.

William Smith wrote:

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bobbee
Posted April 22, 2013 - 9:24pm

We have two new ads for the International watch as a name, but you post a watch band with it on?
What is the reasoning behind this one, can anyone tell me?

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William Smith
Posted February 20, 2014 - 6:40pm

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From ad, Mens International model 511104.  And a Ladies International from second ad Bobbee posted, model 556708.  Hummmmm   Both six digit Bulova model numbers?  Both starting w/ 5.    Most period model numbers in price lists are five digits or less.

Could it be so simple as a Ladies US 56708 has another 5 added in front of US model number, and they don't have to retool for cases?  They just use different dials for "International"?
  
I doubt it, but I'm telling you guys, theses Bulova model numbers mean more than we currently know.  There is an unknown pattern which if deciphered, will give us more info on these types of things.

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bobbee
Posted June 10, 2014 - 4:18am

There are different names for overseas lines.

Fifth himself even posted a screen grabshot of an Australian 1961 ad with familiar looking models that came under the "Continental" name, and what looks like a Surf King being called a "Craftsman", yet nobody contested those names!

 

 

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William Smith
Posted July 4, 2014 - 9:00pm

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Sure is a wide variety of "Internationals".  The one RevRob posted here ended up as unknown?

I wonder if many of these with "International" on the dial have model numbers for names...or if those model numbers are like variants (well you get the idea).