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Bulova 1967 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1967

Movement Model: 

11 ALC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

J977967

Case shape: 

Round

Crystal Details: 

Domed acrylic, 30.10mm x 4mm (approximate)

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Case: Yellow gold circular case, 32mm, with crown 34mm, having narrow straight lugs 17.5mm, lug to lug 35.5mm; Markings: case back exterior: “BULOVA, 10 KT R.G.F., SHOCK RESISTANT, J977967 M7, ANTI-MAGNETIC, WATER PROOF”; Interior case back: “2725”.

Dial: White circular dial with an approximate 23.26mm domed center; hour/minute hands gold baton luminous, thin baton sweep second; appears to be applied gold stick hour markers with a wider applied marker at the 12 position, the hour markers become angled to follow the domed center, the hour markers were possibly lumed previously at the outer tip, black painted stick minute markers; signed “BULOVA” below the 12 position, “WATERPROOF” beneath the center, “T SWISS T” beneath the 6 position.

Crystal: Domed acrylic, 30.10mm x 4mm (approximate)

Movement: Manual movement marked “11 ALC, BULOVA WATCH Co, 65 (65 is stamped on the movement plate), 17 SEVENTEEN JEWELS, UNADJUSTED SWISS M7, BXW. This has a “split stem” with unsigned crown.

Signed: Dial, case back exterior, movement

*Measurements obtained using a digital caliper. *The hour markers are solid gold color and any other apparent color shade appearing in the photo(s) resulted from shadows.

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1967 Bulova watch
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1967 Bulova watch
ncmountie
Posted January 21, 2018 - 12:41am

I wanted to add that the movement does wind and seemed to operate normally for the span observed. The hands can be moved normally in a clockwise and counterclockwise direction.

This watch arrived with the crystal removed and the crown with male end of the split stem not inserted. I do not have the tool necessary to reinstall the crystal. 

I have been unable to locate this model in the model database or advert database. 

The watch is pending professional COA servicing at some point in the future. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 25, 2018 - 9:57pm

I can't find a match either, real close to the Sea King but the hours markers are different.

1967 Unknown Bulova

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Andersok
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Posted January 31, 2018 - 8:06am

Also unable to find a matching ad, Unknown model

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted February 1, 2018 - 2:33am

I think it probably is a Sea King, the 1967 one we have in the dB is close, but again, markers slightly different. Hands may not be original in our example, just a hunch:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1967-sea-king-6236

Can't find an ad, so just a gut feeling at this point. 

 

ncmountie
Posted February 2, 2018 - 10:42pm

Additional detail regarding this 11 ALC movement... I later saw an additional stamp which did not appear in the overall photo of the movement. There is a number "65" as can be seen in this magnified photo.  Although not optimistic, submitted in case it may be of help. Regardless, I am curious the purpose of this stamped numeral if someone would explain please. 

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 3, 2018 - 3:34am

I've seen these numbers on many watch movements, and they may or may not have anything to do with the date. In some cases, it is an identifier of the production line, or refers to origin of the ebauche only. 

ncmountie
Posted February 3, 2018 - 6:32pm

Thanks Rob for the response, in spite of my seeing after the fact I had included that number detail in the original submission.

I am interested though, by other watch movements, are you referring to just Bulova or other manufacturers as well? Also, are these unidentified number(s) on the movement plate generally consistent or do they tend to vary significantly? It would seem to the numbers would have some consistency given production locations or ebauche sources being fairly limited over years or certain years?

jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 3, 2018 - 8:15am

Unknown model for me