Bulova 1966 Counselor "A"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
10 CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J192537
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Seldom seen Bulova with intertwined round and square bezel. 10k RGP Bezel with stainless back. Fitted with a period JB Champion band.

Added 9/19/2011

10/30/2012 Request update to Counselor

Photos Updated 12/04/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1966 Bulova Counselor watch 12 4 2013
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WatchCrystals.net
Posted September 21, 2011 - 3:01am

Hey Geoff,

 

The 1966 G-S catalog shows only model nos. for nearly ALL Bullys... Is there perhaps a model no. stamped inside the case back, on this one? (Although nearly every model no. mentioned... is a ROUND dial!)

I show only (2) similarly shaped ("CMQ") crystals, from that timeframe... The CMQ425... at about 21.1mm square... And the CMQ550. Which is 23.2 x 21.5mm. This one looks about SQUARE, however...

And I have a half dozen G-S "425s" is stock, if anyone ever needs one???

 

Best :-)  Scott

 

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bobbee
Posted October 29, 2012 - 2:11pm

Counselor "A", 1966 ad.

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DarHin
Posted October 29, 2012 - 3:05pm

I can confirm that the G-S CMQ425 does indeed fit this watch as I have fitted one to my own. The BB CMQ2115 & Perfit HMZ211/2 are equivalent.

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bobbee
Posted October 29, 2012 - 3:24pm

You mean they made this one in solid gold?   ;^O

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DarHin
Posted October 29, 2012 - 3:41pm

Ok, ok, Bob, I have a backlog of plated watches to upload. By the time I got into Bulova watches I had been collecting for a couple of years and started buying more solid gold examples of various brands. This was a few years ago when they could be had for under $250. Since I found MyBulova, around the 1st of this year, I've been buying many more plated/stainless models. I think the last solid gold I bought was a Gruen back in the spring.

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 29, 2012 - 3:52pm

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Counselor, generic, I'd say. Possible variant due to band difference?

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bobbee
Posted October 29, 2012 - 4:05pm

Looks like Geoff said he fitted it with a period band.

EDIT:- Darren, nothing looks better than a tasteful solid gold watch, but if you're having trouble indexing them all, I will send my adress!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 29, 2012 - 4:26pm

'COUNSELOR'

GVP
Posted October 30, 2012 - 5:16pm

Not a panel member but that does it for me. Counselor

OldTicker
Posted October 30, 2012 - 6:38pm

Counselor "A"

And I like Geoff's choice in bands better than Bulova's