Bulova 1962 Rawlings

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The closest match to this model is the Rawlins. The case looks identical. The Rawlins in the database has a different dial with no sub seconds.

 A pic of the back shows a stamp of M2 for 1962. No markings inside the case back.

 The movement is a real surprise. A model 8AC with an M1 stamp putting it several years after the range in the database of 49-55.

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1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
DarHin's picture
Posted May 25, 2012 - 9:09pm

Dr. Ranftts site gives a production date range for the 8AC of '49-'61 so it would appear to be correct.


Dig those lugs.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:49am

Was a Crystal spec used to ID this Case?  I can't recall.

an identical Dated 1962 here -  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1962-unknown-1900

Posted May 31, 2012 - 8:07am

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Mines dated 1962 as well. The id has never been confirmed as there is no ad to substantiate it . If crystal data was used, the ID is useless as the GS CMX324-2C is a perfect fit to this case, is a perfect match to the original ,and it's labeled to be for the Cromwell and Princeton. 1 star for the un-confirmed ID.

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William Smith
Posted May 31, 2012 - 12:55pm

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yea...what bourg01 said...

bobbee's picture
Posted April 26, 2014 - 7:36am

1963 ad. Rawlings.

This watch was named for Mr. John L. Rawlings, once the Chief Design ENGINEER for Bulova.

He was a long-time member of the NAWCC, and died in 1989.

He liked to sail in his Chinese Junk, and was a COMMODORE of the Westport MINUTE MAN Yacht Club!

Makes you wonder, yes?

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 10:05am


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William Smith
Posted July 4, 2015 - 5:20am

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Three ticks for Rawlings