Bulova 1967 Commander

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This was my grandfather's watch. The case it came in says President 23 Jewels, but the watch says 30 jewels. Someone wrote 1968 on the back of the owner's manual. Under the serial number I'm pretty sure it says m7 which should be 1967.

I have not opened up the watch and would rather not, but am curious what exactly it is.


On the back it says:

10 kt RGP BACK
Water proof
Self Winding
Anti Magnetic
Shock Resistant


Any help is appreciated.



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William Smith
Posted March 6, 2015 - 12:04am

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It's beautiful.... that's what it is.  We have ads for this one...

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Posted March 6, 2015 - 6:04am


This has a different bezel to other ariant we see, so just a plain Commander until we find an ad with the variant.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 6, 2015 - 9:24am

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Welcome to myBulova John, I think you're fortunate to have your Grandfather wrist watch, it must be very special to you.

I think Bob is right, if it was 17J it would be a Clipper, in 30 I think it's a Commander too. 

Posted March 6, 2015 - 11:07am

Commander. The movement will say 30Jewels regardless of what the box says.

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Posted March 6, 2015 - 8:03pm

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Agree with Commander. This case shape shows up in the AQ variant with a smooth bezel, but is also seen as the Time Center model. Nice heirloom to have. President case not correct for watch.

Posted March 7, 2015 - 10:37pm

Thanks a lot for the info so far!

I found this here:


In the comments section, mrbthebarber posted my exact watch from what it looks like. I'm wondering if he ever got it reviewed here?

Thanks again.

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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2015 - 6:01pm

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John19.  That watch linked above was never entered into the watch database for consideration. It was only discussed briefly in the record of the watch in the root record of that thread. 

Posted March 9, 2015 - 2:47pm

Thanks a lot for your help!

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William Smith
Posted March 9, 2015 - 4:41pm

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I see the Time Center ad is from 1969.  I'm good w/ Commander for subject watch.