Bulova 1963 Regatta 23

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
10BZAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
G82228
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
ROUND 29.35MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1963 Bulova 23

Dial BULOVA,23 JEWELS, WATERPROOF.

ROTOR MARKED, BULOVA-USA,23 JEWELS,10BZAC.M3 DATECODE ON MOVEMENT.

CASEBACK,BULOVA,STAINLESS STEEL CASE,SHOCK RESISTANT,ANTI MAGNETIC,SELF WINDING,WATER PROOF.NO MRAKS ON THE INSIDE OF CASEBACKNOT EVEN ANY SERVICE MARKS.UNMARKED CROWN.

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Geoff Baker
Posted January 25, 2015 - 5:55am

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Bulova 23 OR Regatta 23? I don't see any advert matching this one exactly, both seem possible. The Regattas are advertised with 'florentine dial' which this watch seems to have. I wondered if the word 'waterproof' indicated Regatta but they all seem to say 'self winding'. I'm torn.

Andersok
Posted January 25, 2015 - 10:33am

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I was first looking for a matching Regatta 23, but found none; same with Bulova 23. The dial having Waterproof seems odd to me, as I was expecting to see Selfwinding. I have not found a matching ad to this one either.

denupnorth
Posted January 25, 2015 - 2:08pm

It does look like the outer ring on the dial might have been gilded at some time.you can still see a little bit of the gold color remaining.I also thought it might be a Regatta 23 but just went with a generic "23".When did they go from waterproof to water resistant?The back also has waterproof on it.I'm starting to think all my watches are weird.

 

JP
Posted January 29, 2015 - 2:07pm

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Regatta from me

mybulova_admin
Posted February 4, 2015 - 6:08am

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Bulova Regatta 23 for me too based on this advert. There are other adverts showing variants of the Regatta series.

1963 Bulova Regatta 23

denupnorth
Posted February 4, 2015 - 10:49am

Anyone know what a florentine dial is?

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bobbee
Posted February 5, 2015 - 7:02am

florentine is a fine crosshatching found on dials and cases. Sometimes known as 'linen' effect on dials.

denupnorth
Posted February 5, 2015 - 9:00am

Ah I see,thanks bobbee.

 

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William Smith
Posted February 5, 2015 - 2:20pm

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Good sluthing. I'm on board with Regatta 23,  Doubt if we can find a variant for this one, but I'm checking.

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William Smith
Posted February 5, 2015 - 2:28pm

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We could certainly narrow it down to a few variants based on $59.95 price in ad, and (Blk) dial color given, but its not a short list from which to chose.  Spring 1964 Bulova Price List cumulative section for Regatta 23's.  There's 8 non-black dialed $59.95 variants listed, so this doesn't help too much.  I'd say it's not one of the other variants listed :)