Bulova 1967 Date King "PC"

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
PC
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
8N
Case Serial No.: 
F787507
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I can't identify the model as you may have guessed, and I have neither the skill or knowledge to open the watch to see the inner movements. What I know is that it is from the Swiss factory hence 'T Swiss T' under the face.

Furthermore I have decyfered that the 'M8' is to date it's production in 1968. But the rest is really unknown to me. I have found a couple of models that look similar, like the sea king from '68 but nothing that is identical.

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bulover 1968 Date King PC 1 06242014
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bobbee
Posted June 18, 2014 - 3:15pm

Probably a 17 jewel movement.

Matches the Date King "PC".

http://www.watchophilia.com/vintage-advertisements/a1960-1969/a1966-newspaper2/

mybulova_admin
Posted June 22, 2014 - 10:06pm

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Agreed with the Date King 'PC'.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 23, 2014 - 4:54am

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Bulover - somehow I missed your watch when you added lit last week, apologies. Welcome to myBulova, I 'love' your member name! You're in pretty good company around here if you're a Bulova "lover"!

I agree with the ID - Date King "PC". It's a fine looking watch, well done.

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William Smith
Posted June 23, 2014 - 5:34am

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Nice watch.  Yep to Date King "PC". 

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N5XTC
Posted July 17, 2017 - 10:58am

can anyone cofirm or deny what he stated, that the "M8" means 1968? i have one that is M5 and thus 1965?

my watch is an identical watch but does not say waterproof on the bottom of the face, only on the case back. same otherwise.

someone also stated last # in case serial is date, and another said 1st # in case serial. do we know any of this?

scott allen reid

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 17, 2017 - 8:17pm

Bulova 2 digit date codes starting in 1948 or 49. A letter for decade and a number for the year. "A" for 1940, "L" for 1950, "M" for 1960 and "N" for 1970. Therefor M8 is 1968 and M5 is 1965..

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N5XTC
Posted July 17, 2017 - 8:19pm

thanks so much. someone here said the last letter of case serial was the year. another said 1st # of case serial. comparing known watches to years on this site and case serials, neither seemed to work. thanks for the information. very much appreciated. Scott Allen Reid

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N5XTC
Posted July 17, 2017 - 10:58am

can anyone cofirm or deny what he stated, that the "M8" means 1968? i have one that is M5 and thus 1965?

my watch is an identical watch but does not say waterproof on the bottom of the face, only on the case back. same otherwise.

someone also stated last # in case serial is date, and another said 1st # in case serial. do we know any of this?

scott allen reid