Bulova 1964 Regatta 23

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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none found
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29.5 mm
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Runs, keeps very good time, case marked Bulova- 10K RGP Bezel, SS Back, shock resistant, anti magnetic, self winding, water proof.
Date code on the case back is M4, there is no date code on the movement that I can find, there are 3 different jeweler's marks on the case back and some tool marks on the movement.

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bobbee's picture
Posted January 18, 2013 - 1:24pm

Found it.

November 1963 ad.

EDIT:- Will, I looked through literally hundreds of adverts for the Bulova "23", and did not see one post 1962.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 1:17pm

Bingo! We have a winner...

Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:25pm

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Bulova 23 for me.

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William Smith
Posted January 19, 2013 - 10:37pm

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Looks like it matches the ad above.
Regatta 23 from me. 
Date of ad Bobbe poste above, subject watch and the lack of Bulova 23 ads post 1962 make me think that while the Bulova 23's were still in the Bulova model price lists as late as 1964, that may not mean they were still in production or advertised that recently.  Perhaps Bulova and various dealers had lots of them in inventory so they continued to be sold and included in the fixed price lists anyway.  Same as we see with other models in the price lists occuring a couple years after last ads found.

Admin- did you typo on the Bulova 23 vote above???

Geoff Baker
Posted January 20, 2013 - 9:11am

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I'm in for the Regatta 23

Posted January 23, 2013 - 11:18am

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Regetta 23