Bulova 1963 Engineer "G"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
NONE
Case Serial No.: 
G618394
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch is as closest to a NOS as I have had. No wear any where. If it was worn it was only on Sundays.

Dial is mint and has tiny spikes like the bergeon hands gage and is off white. The hash marks are raised gilt, and the hands are dauphine pitched.The crystal is clean and no scratches. The crown is signed as are the case and movement.The watch keeps exceptional time and is a real looker on the wrist.

It matches the advert for the 1963 Engineer but I am not up to speed on loading the ad to the listing.

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bourg01
Posted June 7, 2013 - 5:02pm

Panel Member

Now that looks pretty sweet. I love the original brushed old finish on the caseback. Gotta be a keeper for sure. If you say Engineer, that's good enough for me.

JP
Posted June 7, 2013 - 5:08pm

Panel Member

Yea, this is one for my daily wear display box.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 8, 2013 - 1:40am

Club 5000Panel Member

Engineer "G"

1963 Bulova Engineer "G"

Geoff Baker
Posted June 8, 2013 - 4:57am

Club 5000Panel Member

I agree on Engineer "G", interesting that this ad give yellow OR white under the same variant?

Very nice watch John, I really like this model, band llok original.

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Posted June 8, 2013 - 12:29pm

Geoff,

No, the White version would not be the same variant, the ad is simply explaining, or trying to, that the Watch was "also available in White".

Nice bracelet - matches the 'ENGINEER' "G" to the 'T'

Case and Movement stamped M3 John?

Geoff Baker
Posted June 9, 2013 - 4:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

I disagree Mark - the watch is advertised in black and white. Ad copy clearly states the it's "available in yellow OR white". We have no way of knowing what color gold the watch is pictured in. As I stared above, the ad assigns a variant, then states that it's available in yellow OR white.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 11, 2013 - 5:22pm

The Crystal associated with this Case fits the 'ENGINEER' "G" or "H"

based on the Watch being available in Yellow or White  I'm going to say "H" is the White version, "G" being Yellow.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1965-unknown-4506

2 differing Case colors of the same Watch Model will not be the same variant, it's that simple.

 

JP
Posted June 9, 2013 - 6:42pm

Panel Member

Yes, case and movement both stamped M3.

This is the way I got the watch. I just picked it up out of a box full of junkers and said I like this one and my benefactor said take it. The band was always on it.  I acquired about 20 watches that day and have been going thru them to see what needs my immediate attention and what I can work on later.

I got this great stainless cased Phantom and an accutron among many others.I will be loading more as I get them running.

The One Button Chronograph belongs to my benefactor but I thought it would be a good entry into the db.

plainsmen
Posted June 9, 2013 - 9:10pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Engineer G for me.

OldTicker
Posted June 10, 2013 - 1:02am

Ditto, Engineer "G"...I have been looking for one of these for a long time...Nice find JP.