Bulova 1960 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AFACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
11299-388
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
diameter 28.85 mm w/date window magnifier
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
  • Automatic movement marked 'Selfwinding' on dial
  • Matching date on movement and case (M0)
  • Date window
  • All stainless steel case - 33.5mm w/o crown x 39.8mm; 17.6mm between lugs
  • Silvered dial and indices; engine turned center, smooth outer chapter with alternating even numbered Arabic numerals with arrowhead styled indices.

 

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11AFACD Automatic Date
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NOVA
Posted May 6, 2012 - 2:13pm

Nice watch, Timeless, and nice job on listing the details and posting great pics.

I note that your watch has the outside only Bulova case signature typical of the 1960s.  It appears to be all Swiss made, which would explain the unusual serial number.

timeless
Posted May 6, 2012 - 2:16pm

I'm curious to know when Bulova began marketing/making date watches.  I haven't noticed anything prior to 1960 in the posted advertisements.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 6, 2012 - 2:28pm

mid 1950's - the '23 Calendar'.

NOVA
Posted June 15, 2012 - 12:02am

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 6, 2012 - 2:40pm

Member Stodrob had one Dated '54 or '56 and I've seen similar.

Mid 50's and the Calendar 23 was the first.

database ad is from 1959 incorrectly labeled 1960.

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William Smith
Posted May 6, 2012 - 7:21pm

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I'm pretty sure stoddrob had a few posts w/ goos pics of his 50's calendar watches...if they remain on site.

NOVA
Posted June 9, 2012 - 2:36pm

Actually, that's incorrect, Fifth.

There was at least one calendar model produced prior to the Calendar 23.  Here's the 1952 ad:

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 9, 2012 - 2:38pm

Yes, and way before 1960 - Can You confirm 1952 Lisa or is this another estimate?

NOVA
Posted June 15, 2012 - 12:02am

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bobbee
Posted May 6, 2012 - 3:44pm

Stunning watch, timeless, Love that Guilloche centre, very attractive.