Bulova 1969 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
????
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
1-259315
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This was my grandfathers watch which I inherited upon his death in 1983. It keeps excellent time but I can't find an age or a model for it. There is no date markings as described on Bulova dating methods. i have guessed 1969 based on nothing.

Thanks for identifying this one for me!!

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:46am

early - mid 1970's era, the rotor will be marked.

'OCEANOGRAPHER' ish.

plainsmen
Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:11am

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Unknown at this time.

JP
Posted September 19, 2013 - 1:48pm

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I agree with Mark on this one.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 20, 2013 - 5:41am

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I don't think it's an Oceanographer. 23 J with a 'linen' dial marked Automatic...... My thoughts run to the early 60's. This rather distinctive caseback appears on early water proof watches, like the original snorkel.

I suggest taking it in and having the case back removed and finding the date code on the movement. Take a couple photos too please, of both the movement and the inside of the back.

Unknown for now.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 21, 2013 - 5:02am

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Redfella, having the back removed and noting the movement and any inside case details will help us narrow down the age and model.

The hands are more 1970s. A search through the adverts reveals nothing at this stage..