Bulova 1969 Senator

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Inside case back:2057 stamped in ink

11AF 17 jewel movement is dated N0

Dial has applied gold numbers and hands with subseconds dial and BULOVA name

Crown is signed BULOVA.

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
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William Smith
Posted May 6, 2015 - 1:29pm

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December 1965 ad.  Am I seeing the Senator "M" which is similar to subject watch?

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William Smith
Posted May 6, 2015 - 2:24pm

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So there's lots of ads for different variants of Senator through 1966 in the newspaper ads forum.  The Spring 1964 cumulative section of the price lists shows many variants.  The commonalities in all the ads for variants in this period are sub-seconds, 17 jewels, and non-round cases.  Some Date Kings look like Senators, but with the date function.

Spring Price List Senator variants.


There's even a 1960 ad showing similar to subject watch without distinction as yellow or white gold case as variant "J", but it looks like the graphic is showing a shadow dial.

The "new watches/revised prices" section  of the 1961 Fall Price Lists gives more information on the variants of Senator available at this time. During this timeframe, this section of the price lists also shows the older internal Bulova model numbers and the newer internal Bulova model numbers used in the newer numbering system.

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William Smith
Posted May 6, 2015 - 2:51pm

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Subject watch could be a 1970 Senator, perhaps an early variant, which was continued to be produced and sold as Senator (unknown variant) up through 1970, however we don't have any ads for it that late.  I don't see any ads calling this watch something other than Senator during this timeframe. Perhaps the ads were addressing newer models, but that doesn't mean older variants were not still being produced.

I'm still good with a tentative 1970 Senator unknown variant for subject watch.

Posted May 7, 2015 - 3:45am

Are watches dated by the case date or movement date?Case date is 1969(M9).

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Posted May 7, 2015 - 7:27am

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May not have been a popular model to spend advertising money on by the late 60s; but it still may have been an available model. I am okay with 1970 Senator id