Bulova 1969 Date King

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So this looks just like the '66 Date King, but not the same movement. The back has M9 so I'm guessing a 1969 Date King. Could not find the movement listed on Watchophilia database. 17 jewel 11 BLD, sub dial, 10k RGP and stainless back. I'm stumped.

Thanks in advance to all the experts. 


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William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 5:44pm

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Thanks Jabs.  I had not gone and actuall looked at the watches or ad.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 21, 2015 - 10:26pm

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Jaroslav, I agree that the watches are the same. The point I was making is that the watch is not a match to the advert, the dial is completely different. Enough so, that in my opinion, it should not considered to be the same model. 

Posted February 21, 2015 - 6:02pm

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advert has of course a different dial, but watches are the same

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William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 6:16pm

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I'd be good with Date King no variant for the ID

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 9:58am

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I would agree that it is a Date King with unknown variant, but with no supporting ad I would be at tentative.

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William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 2:29pm

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Ken, Will and Jabs are ID'ing as Date King Unknown variant. I think we are all tentative.
Geoff and JP are at Unknown.
Any others have ID suggestions?

Remember folks, you don't have to be on the panel to give input.  The more constructive comments we have on these ID's, the better IMO.  The panel members vote, but we consider comments from all members before we do so.  

Geoff Baker
Posted February 26, 2015 - 3:13pm

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I'll go tenatative on Date King, just to break the ice dam.