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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Archie Goodwin 1968 Bulova Time Center 01 09 2014
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Geoff Baker
Posted December 4, 2013 - 6:36am

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Time Center A for me. Plenty of those calendar bands out there if you want one.

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted December 4, 2013 - 12:47pm

Lost my response, so I'll post it again.

 

Thank you very much for the case information, I appreciate it.  By the way, is that technical information available off the 'net, like some is, or is that from a catalog (in hand)?  I have several Accutron technical bulletins/catalogs downloaded on my computer but I don't have the one you must be accessing. 

Perhaps I'll look for a calendar band to bring this back to original issue condition.  I've never seen one of those bands personally. 

 

Eric

Geoff Baker
Posted December 5, 2013 - 7:22am

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Eric - we have a member - "timesofplenty"  (Scott) who specializes in vintage bracelets, bands and straps. If anyone has one he does, you could PM him.  I might have one too, what's your lug spacing?

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted December 6, 2013 - 2:21pm

Thanks Geoff, I didn't initially see your response.  I'm still getting used to the way the forum works, with responses to an earlier post showing directly below it, and not lower. 

Timesofplenty....hmm, sells on eBay under that username as well I assume?  Nice offerings there.  Thanks for the tip, but I'm good with a simple quality leather strap for now.  Lugs appear to be the 18mm or close. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 4, 2013 - 4:32pm

Eric,

Your Watch may or may not have originally been fitted with the scrolling Calendar band - the 30 Jewel 'TIME CENTER' Watch shown in the center of the ad displayed prior was also named the 'COMMANDER'.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/0001_2.gif

It is the band in this instance which is a determining factor in the Model name.....believe it or not.

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted December 4, 2013 - 10:54pm

5th'ave, thanks for the info. I'm good with it, as I usually prefer a sharp looking leather strap. 

JP
Posted December 5, 2013 - 5:39pm

Panel Member

Admin, do you have a catalog with the case numbers to provide the info you have listed above??

mybulova_admin
Posted December 6, 2013 - 7:33am

Club 5000Panel Member

JP, I have the 1974 (I think it is) ABC Case Parts Catalog which I got off eBay a while back. My plan is to one day scan it in, but as yet haven't gotten around to PDFing the 200 pages...Big job :-)

One day hopefully.

In the mean time I'm, always very happy to look up info for people whenever asked.

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airborne
Posted December 6, 2013 - 11:44am

Looks like the Time Center for me.

JP
Posted December 6, 2013 - 3:07pm

Panel Member

Thanks Stephen. I know what a lengthy process it is to convert to pdf and scan in. Remember the bulova school of watch making??

I will make a list of the cases I need info on and holler at you.

John