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Bulova 1965 Minute Man

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1965

Movement Model: 

11AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H845311

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

23mm X 22.5 at the apex of the curve

Additional Information

Although it is difficult to read, just above the 10K RGP Bezel reference on the back it says Bulova M5 which leads me to believe it is a 1965 Minute Man. There is a beautiful 1960 Minute Man owned by John Corris in the member pictures and the numerals are the same script. The biggest difference that I can see is that his 1960 model has 17 Jewel on the dial where this one does not.

Other than being in need of a good cleaning, this is a nice watch with a Speidel expansion strap. I traded a 1950's Marx tin toy truck for it. As always I am very interested in your opinions.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted June 21, 2016 - 4:18pm

I would agree that this is the Minute Man model. We see this case design going back to the early 50s as the Ruxton, the Broker for a couple of years around 57/58, then a couple years as the S.V.P. III around 1959/60, and through the 60s as the Minute Man with a variety of dial configurations. You have a nice example.

lionelttrain
Posted June 21, 2016 - 9:37pm

It must have been a popular design to have stayed in the line up for such a long period. When I compare it to the watch styles of the late sixties I am sure this would have been the retro look. Personally I really like it.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 22, 2016 - 6:43am

Yes, this one is a Minute Man, looks to be in pretty nice condition. Advert is from 1962:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/sep...

JP
Posted June 22, 2016 - 9:41pm

Minute Man

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 23, 2016 - 3:58am

+1

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 23, 2016 - 10:10am
 

Ditto.