Bulova 1963 Senator

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G611308
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I almost want to say this case is close to a Cushion Style, but I choose Rectangle instead because the outside lines are rather straight.

This watch has been professionally serviced THIS WEEK (7-23-12) and has a 1YR Warranty. Exclusions apply of course. Mistreatment of the watch will disqualify it from the Warranty. This is expected to be honored on both sides truthfully without exception.

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mybulova_admin
Posted July 24, 2012 - 6:00am

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Possibly from the Engineer range.

 

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William Smith
Posted July 24, 2012 - 9:43pm

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The top ad above 1967.  Bottom ad above 1964.  Looks like the engineer in bottom ad is a little more "square" than top ad (Wards doesn't name models in top ad?).
Subject watch has a "lip" where crystal meets bezel, like 1964 ad above.  "lip" not in 67 ad. 
Text From 1964 Ad above:

1964 Molel List shows several Engineer vairants, so we are missing several ads :)
Model #        Model Name         Price

 

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William Smith
Posted July 25, 2012 - 6:48pm

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Jared, is your watch "square" and it's just the picure angle which make it look slightly recetangular?  It seems to have the dial of the first un-named ad from 1967 above. And text in '67 ad says "smart rectangular dial".   I'm seeing a match to that 67 ad, and what I thought was a lip on yours is just the "indent" around crystal and not visible in 67 ad as such?

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DarHin
Posted July 25, 2012 - 6:54pm

Confirmed #5 in '67 ad.

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William Smith
Posted July 25, 2012 - 7:07pm

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Ditto Confirmed #5 in '67 ad.  This may be our first confirmed unknown, as ad doesn't give model name :) 
Now if we had the crystal specs, and could find a crystal which matches, it could have possible model name, or maybe better, the crystal catalog or package could list one of those official Bulova model numbers (like for Engineer I've posted a couple comments up), we go to the model list, and see what name that crystal model number has. 

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DarHin
Posted July 25, 2012 - 7:15pm

Jared, is there anything stamped inside the case back? Looking for case model # and/or crystal #.

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William Smith
Posted July 25, 2012 - 7:25pm

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DarHin  Check here: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1963-senator-3455  another example w/ more info. 

JP
Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:17am

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Confirmed #5 from me. Hope we can get crystal specs to give it a name.

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William Smith
Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:27am

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JP  Two other similar records on site are ID'ed as Senator. DarHin did a crystal check from dimensions on one record, and that came back as a tentative G & H variants of Senator.  Geoff's NOS in Senator box at http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1963-senator-1759

 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 26, 2012 - 4:31am

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Agree that it's #5 above. Assume it's a Senator based only on the other ID's.