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Bulova 1964 Date King "E"

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Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

E

Manufacture Year: 

1965

Movement Model: 

10CRACD

Movement Jewels: 

30

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

564569

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 Anyone got a model on this?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 7, 2011 - 3:39pm

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Wayne Hanley
Posted April 7, 2011 - 4:18pm

gj

how about Date King H 1964 ad

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Posted April 7, 2011 - 5:12pm

Wayne,

Can We confirm the 1964 date for the 'DATE KING' ad?

 "new design" 'PRESIDENT' (ad dated 1964) possibly replaced the 'DATE KING model..?

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

I placed the original ad and can confirm that it is from 1964.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 7, 2011 - 6:43pm

So, one can assume from this that the 30 Jewel 'DATE KING' was re-badged to 'PRESIDENT' in 1964.

OldTicker
Posted April 7, 2011 - 6:59pm

Both ads are 1964, but in 65' we have the "Commander" 30J

Bulova must have been full of names for 30J watches during that time.

OldTicker
Posted April 7, 2011 - 6:54pm

The pointed markers at the 12,6,9 looks more like a "Date King" dial than a "President" dial.

Date King "H" has a 14K case so it might be another letter model.

Good eye Wayne!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 8, 2011 - 12:55am

'COMMANDER' had Date display Ticker?

My hunch says 'PRESIDENT' replaced 'DATE KING' in '64 as the ad states 'new', which would make more sense.

Anyone see a 'DATE KING' after 1964?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 8, 2011 - 1:11am

What are we basing the President ID on?

From what I see (other than the gold content, which I don't think is an issue) the case, movement, dial and hands look identical to the Date King.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 8, 2011 - 1:24am

admin.

The 1964 ad for the 'PRESIDENT' states "new date design" which would lead one to believe the 'DATE KING was replaced by the 'PRESIDENT' in 1964;

At least to Me it does..a new model usually replaces an old model.