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Bulova 1967 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1967

Movement Model: 

11ALAC

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

J912861

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Anti shock, anti magnetic, waterproof, stainless back

Not For Sale
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted February 5, 2019 - 8:46pm

Hi Mike N, this one has me a bit mystified. For starters, I can't find a single instance of a 23 jewel 11ALAC  in the database, only 17's. Nothing matching in ads, but I did find one similar in the "unknown drawer" with a 17J 11ALAC movement. It appears to have the same dial without the addition of the "23 Jewels" script.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1966-unknown-6228

I stand at unknown for now.

 

 

Mike N
Posted February 5, 2019 - 8:49pm

The picture you found is practically identical in features and colour, with the exception of the 23 jewel script.
Thank you for the effort

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 5, 2019 - 9:03pm

I think its a '23', unknown variant. 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 5, 2019 - 9:09pm

Isn't this one a little late in the Bulova timeline to be a "23" model?

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 6, 2019 - 3:03pm

Well I totally forgot about that, so Not a 23......

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Andersok
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Posted February 6, 2019 - 8:15am

I'd say the year of this watch puts it past the 'Bulova 23' line, which I believe is 1964. I find no ad matches at this time...Unknown model

Mike N
Posted February 6, 2019 - 10:22am

Are there many pieces in the unknown drawer? I find it interesting that a watch manufacturer could have so many models in production every year for as long as they've been producing them. Their assembly plants must have been impressive. There's got to be literally hundreds of different models and variations of those models. Incredible what they were capable of producing.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted February 6, 2019 - 11:29am

At this point, I think there are 481 watches in the mybulova database categorized as "unknown". Go to the home page and click "search all", then click "help identify an unknown Bulova watch". You can see them all.

The Bulova variety was amazing and period advertising was pretty complete. Unfortunately we lack ads for many and likely some were never advertised in print. Amassing ads on the site and matching them to known watches is really a labor of love.

From the home page, click "model name", and you can scroll through the list of identified watch models; not showing all the variants that can be viewed by choosing a name from the list.

Mike N
Posted February 6, 2019 - 11:33am

Absolutely. The first piece I got was the sea king. I knew nothing of them except that bulova was a watch maker. I googled bulova because the woman I purchased from didn't have all the details on it. All I knew was I loved the simplicity of it. This website gave me all the tools to find it. Then I began browsing through the pages. That's when I decided to add it. It's a great tool, not to mention incredibly interesting to me. Thank you to everyone who's contributed to it

Mike N
Posted February 6, 2019 - 11:41am

To be clear I was referring to the simplicity of design. Not the mechanism itself. Lol
Theres nothing simple about clockworks