Bulova 1968 Time Center "A"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
10CPACD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
F756496
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
domed acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Unsure of what exactly this one is as it's marked Bulova, 23 Jewels, self winding.  The movement, the 10cpacd, has very little written online about it other than a mention that it was one of few American made movements with a complication (date).  10kt gold filled case, inside caseback case style stamp = 2525. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 3, 2013 - 6:58am

will be a 'DATE KING'

ads show 17 and 30J versions, 17J version here http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/0001.gif

ad is '68

 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 3, 2013 - 7:17am

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Subject watch has 23 Jewels. Looking deeper into another model/variant....perhaps.

17J version is a Date King "NP" & "NO"

30J version is a Date King "VW"

There is a 23J Date King "AF" with a different dial, but this at least shows that the Date Kings were infact released with either 17,23 or 30 Jewelled movements.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 3, 2013 - 7:58am

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Any takers for the Time Center "A"? The complication date movement fits in with the unique date function descriptionin the ad.

Advert is 1969

Bulova Time Center watches

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 3, 2013 - 9:44am

admin,

I believe the unique Calendar strap makes the model the 'TIME CENTER' ?

I'm good with either.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 3, 2013 - 8:15pm

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You're dead right Mark, I forgot that was the functional feature in this watch. For a moment there I was thinking that it had to do with a special feature of the movement, but it's actually the rotating calendar scroll on the watch band.

plainsmen
Posted December 3, 2013 - 3:11pm

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I'm good with "Time Center A".  The description gives it:

Time Center "A", 23 Jewels, automatic, $90.00

Is that what I'm reading under the C.?

mybulova_admin
Posted December 3, 2013 - 8:18pm

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That's certainly what I read.

So whilst the movement points to it being a Time Center, is it still that when the key feature is missing, the calendar scroll?

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted December 3, 2013 - 10:47pm

The watch pictured in the ad, "Time Center A" certainly looks and matches the description of my watch from what I can see.  Yes, the special strap with calendar function is not present.  I'm more disappointed in finding very little information regarding the 10cpacd movement.  Frustrated, more like it.  :-(    

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted December 3, 2013 - 10:50pm

If anyone has the catalog that uses the inside case style stamp to discern other parts #'s, I would greatly appreciate any info you can get from my case # 2525.  The movement is a little loose in the case.  I need a caseback gasket, and I'll need to check if it's missing/needing a movement retainer ring (for lack of the proper term). 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 4, 2013 - 6:06am

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Case #2525 parts

Movement: 10CPACD
Crystal: 1127-6
Crown: 142Y
Gasket: G731
Back Rim: BR2
Movement ring: MR455
Spring bar: 908
Hatch Spring: 9934-1