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Bulova 1968 President

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.175

Manufacture Year: 

1968

Movement Model: 

17 J

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

F891696

Case shape: 

Square

Crystal Details: 

22.40 Round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

New Old Stock in period display case. Hang Tag Identifies as President - (X) but the letter is not readable. Case back marked .0015 Gold Electroplate Bezel 10k R.G.P back. Assume 21 J if it's a President. (OH, OH - MY FAVORITE US PRESIDENT was elected in 1968), have I mentioned the New Old Stock RMN signed dial Caravelle I have in it's original BULOVA box with the Presidential seal on it? I wish the boss would let me post THAT Beauty!

Added 3/12/2011

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timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted October 17, 2011 - 6:33pm

 The actual movement is a 17 Jewel 6CL... isn't a "PRESIDENT" supposed to have at least 21 jewels??

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timerestoration
Posted October 18, 2011 - 7:21am

 Not sure how this one got 3 stars.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 18, 2011 - 7:22pm

No, we have disproven that theory many times. Alot of them did come with 21J but there are certainly others that did not.

One very common thing I do see on the later model Presidents is the horizontal and vertical lines on the dial.

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timerestoration
Posted October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm

 Thanks admin for answering my question! I just looked closely at the hang tag. It does indeed say 17 Jewels. Not sure why it was assumed 21.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:29pm

Not sure how you know the movementis 17 jewel Jeff! lol Tell me please!

 

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timerestoration
Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:45pm

 I bought this one Wayne.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 18, 2011 - 2:02pm

The hang tag typically gives the Jewel count.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 7:17pm

If you can read that tag Fifth, I'll buy your magnifying glass, along with your famous calipers.

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 18, 2011 - 7:24pm

Great looking watch and really suits the 60s. Just happens to be my birth year also....selling?? :-)

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 15, 2012 - 1:28pm

So timemachines bought subject watch after it was first posted and confirmed it's a 17 jewel 6CL movement?