Bulova 1968 Date King

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Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
11BLCD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2519
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I recently got this watch and I'm trying to figure out whatever I can about it like the year is it, jewels, the model it is and such like that can anyone help please The face says Bulova and it is wind set and wind up mechanical. It says "T SWISS T" on the bottom of the face. The hands illuminate in the dark and has the date display. It runs very good and strong. The back casing says BULOVA stainless steel case shock resistant waterproof anti-magnetic 36938 M68. The inside case says 2519. The movement says 11BLCD, 17 jewels, unadjusted swiss MD, BZW. The band says Speidel on every link. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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mybulova_admin
Posted May 14, 2013 - 3:59am

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Bulova Calendar Watch.

See advert top right corner

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1967_2...

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bobbee
Posted May 14, 2013 - 4:07am

That is not a name, there are no names on that ad.

Different dial, no "waterproof" printing and different "darts" at 6,9 and 12.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 14, 2013 - 4:12am

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I know that Bobbee, but there is a 'Calendar' model.

Watch is waterproof and the hour markers are an exact match for me, including the darts.

May very well be a Date King or something else.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted May 14, 2013 - 4:18am

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There is a Date King "H" very close to this watch but with a 30J movement and a number of Date Kings with 17J movements so I'm inclined to say a tentative Date King.

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bobbee
Posted May 14, 2013 - 4:31am

The "darts" at 6, 9 and 12 are twin metal darts with a gap, the ones on the subject look to be solid black truncated triangles to me.

 

  

Geoff Baker
Posted May 14, 2013 - 4:49am

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I'm going out on the Date King limb here - how cool is that date code? I love it when Bulova tosses us a curve.

ayden2008
Posted May 14, 2013 - 8:13am

Yes ill post one now...

ayden2008
Posted May 14, 2013 - 8:39am

I just added a new photo to my original posting admin!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 14, 2013 - 8:49am

Movement stamped MO?

ayden2008
Posted May 14, 2013 - 8:58am

Yes underneath were it says "unadjusted swiss" it says MO or MD???