Bulova 1963 Bulova 30

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.208
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
10BZAC
Movement Jewels: 
30
Case Serial No.: 
G569847
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Takes Bulova Genuine # 120IE-1 32.7mm Snap in
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Unusual 30j model with unusual style crystal. Found an original bulova crystal to fit the exact case (2490) as detailed above and photo'd. 10k white rgp.  Checked through 1960-1965 ads with no luck. 

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William Smith
Posted April 3, 2013 - 7:01pm

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LOL....out or "out of it"?  I do need to move all the non-watch record related database diatribe to a new forum post. 

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bobbee
Posted April 3, 2013 - 7:25pm

Hey, you're already out of it.
Your Gourd! : )
This watch looks a little "Berkshire revisited" to me.
Waddya think?

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William Smith
Posted April 3, 2013 - 7:36pm

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That's what I meant! I'll move those comments tonight...it does distract from the thread and is very Berkshire-lke.  Sorry

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bobbee
Posted April 3, 2013 - 8:10pm

Sorry? What for, just fun bud!

Geoff Baker
Posted April 5, 2013 - 5:43am

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Unknown. What a great looking watch though. It appears that in 1960 it might have been a '30' but by 1965 it might have been a Commander. Question is - what was in in 1963? I really like this watch Gary.

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bobbee
Posted April 5, 2013 - 6:55am

Last Bulova "30" ad from 1964.

If anyone has a Commander, if you check the back it will probably be a screw-in type, and this is push-on.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 5, 2013 - 6:57am

'BULOVA 30'

 

The 'COMMANDER' is advertised as 23 Jewels in the early 1960's  http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1960_2... - it's not 'til 1965 We see it advertised as a 30 J auto.

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William Smith
Posted April 5, 2013 - 7:02am

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I looked through arond the ads and didn't see that distinct case/dial.  Could be "Commander" or "Bulove 30" in 1961.  So like Geoff, I go w/ unknown.  

I didn't check on "unique crystal 2490" for possible help.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 15, 2013 - 8:24am

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I'm at a generic Bulova 30 until we see an matching advert. Watch can be updated at any time.