Bulova 1967 Date King

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J655046
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
30.5mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

i picked this watch up the other day, it's missing the winding stem and crown, but looks good and will run a bit, shows very little use. Dial and hands are really nice, case shows minimal wear,  even the crystal is fairly clear, although someone has obliterated the date code. Movement is marked M7.

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 15, 2013 - 7:21am

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Looks to be a close match to the Bulova President.

Watch shown as "B" in ths advert: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1964_1.jpg

Advert states both waterproof and shockproof.

JP
Posted September 15, 2013 - 10:08pm

Panel Member

Three ticks for President B

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 18, 2013 - 10:19am

'DATE KING'

subject Watch is dated 1967

Geoff Baker
Posted September 19, 2013 - 6:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

Date King? perhaps even a "TT"- ad dated 12/1966, Subject does seem to be missing the cross hairs though.

I thnk I'm going with the President on this one.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 19, 2013 - 7:44am

Confusing, but not the 'PREZ' in 1967.

If We study the ads We see Auto's with Date advertised as the 'PRESIDENT' in 1964.

eg: 'PRESIDENT' "I"

 

In 1967 We see the same 30J Auto advertised as the 'DATE KING' "PS"

 

The same can be said for the 'PRESIDENT' "A" in the 1964 ad above which becomes the 'DATE KING' "PA"

 

Database (Forum) ads show the 'PRESIDENT' as 17 Jewels, manually wound in 1967.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted October 7, 2013 - 6:24am

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Ok I'm sold the Date King seem to fit the time period rather than the President model.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 8, 2013 - 5:17am

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I'll go along with Date King