Bulova 1963 Craftsman

Submitted by tshanno on February 8, 2020 - 10:35am
D
Manufacture Year
1963
Movement Model
8AC
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
6438403
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This one's a puzzler.  I'll explain below.

The case is 10K rolled yellow gold filled, marked 1963 (M3).  Its got a 21 jewel 8AC movement, marked 1962 (M2).

I can't find an ad to support an ID.

Having said that, this watch matches two in the database.  One matches my watch exactly and is IDed as a "Craftsman D":

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1963-craftsman-d-3308

The second is exactly like both my watch and the one above but it has a black face.  Its marked "Unknown":

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1961-unknown-5417

I'd be happy to go with "Craftsman D" except that in reading through the comments it looks like it was a bit of a sketchy ID.  There's no ad and it looks like it was based upon crystal specs.  I'll leave it to you guys to decide.

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mybulova_admin
Posted February 8, 2020 - 11:55pm

1963 Linebook confirms it as a Bulova Craftsman "D".

1963 Bulova Craftsmean "D" watch

tshanno
Posted February 9, 2020 - 6:41am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Looks like I’m about to learn something today. What and where is the 1963 linebook?

mybulova_admin
Posted February 9, 2020 - 8:23pm

In reply to by tshanno

We have recently been lucky enough to be given access to a number of linebook by Bulova. The full publication of these on myBulova are still under review, but for now the myBulova panel have access to them to aid in the model identification process.

jabs
Posted February 9, 2020 - 10:15am

Craftsman "D" is good match

Kathy L.
Posted February 10, 2020 - 10:33am

1963 Bulova Craftsman “D”

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 10, 2020 - 8:40pm

1963 Bulova Craftsman “D”

Geoff Baker
Posted February 10, 2020 - 10:06pm

Dang, this is a nice watch Tom. I love the mid-century modern design!

1963 Bulova Craftsman D, nice pick up

tshanno
Posted February 11, 2020 - 8:46am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks, Geoff.  I usually don't bother with many watches from the sixties but I agree.  I thought this one was cool looking.