Bulova 1965 Minute Man

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H845311
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
23mm X 22.5 at the apex of the curve
Additional Information: 

Although it is difficult to read, just above the 10K RGP Bezel reference on the back it says Bulova M5 which leads me to believe it is a 1965 Minute Man. There is a beautiful 1960 Minute Man owned by John Corris in the member pictures and the numerals are the same script. The biggest difference that I can see is that his 1960 model has 17 Jewel on the dial where this one does not.

Other than being in need of a good cleaning, this is a nice watch with a Speidel expansion strap. I traded a 1950's Marx tin toy truck for it. As always I am very interested in your opinions.

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Andersok
Posted June 21, 2016 - 4:18pm

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I would agree that this is the Minute Man model. We see this case design going back to the early 50s as the Ruxton, the Broker for a couple of years around 57/58, then a couple years as the S.V.P. III around 1959/60, and through the 60s as the Minute Man with a variety of dial configurations. You have a nice example.

lionelttrain
Posted June 21, 2016 - 9:37pm

It must have been a popular design to have stayed in the line up for such a long period. When I compare it to the watch styles of the late sixties I am sure this would have been the retro look. Personally I really like it.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 22, 2016 - 6:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yes, this one is a Minute Man, looks to be in pretty nice condition. Advert is from 1962:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/sep...

JP
Posted June 22, 2016 - 9:41pm

Panel Member

Minute Man

jabs
Posted June 23, 2016 - 3:58am

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+1

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 23, 2016 - 10:10am

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Ditto.