Bulova 1960 Commander

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.812
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
Unsure
Movement Jewels: 
30
Case Serial No.: 
E964858
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

NOS - Don't have the tools to access the movement.

Not For Sale
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted May 6, 2018 - 1:05am

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I'd say part of the Bulova 30 Jewel 'Commander' series, but I cannot find a case and dial match for a particular variant.

I did find a case match on a Bulova 30 model, but dial was different.

jabs
Posted May 6, 2018 - 4:56am

Panel Member

Agree with Stephen, will belong to Bulova Commander series

Geoff Baker
Posted May 6, 2018 - 7:34am

Club 5000Panel Member

Oh my, Mr. NOS really likes this one! Linen dial, fabulous original band.....be still my heart.

Commander was one of the few lines to get 30j. I would be tentative.

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Andersok
Posted May 6, 2018 - 8:06am

Panel Member

The 60s 30-jewel Commander series came out in 1965. Per the 1965 Annual report stating this as a new model series with seven new 30 jewel models; also there are no 30-jewel Commander models advertised prior to 1965.

This being a 1960 watch, it would be from the Bulova 30 line, variant unknown. There are numerous variants that we have not beenn able to identify.

It is very similar to the 'BW', 1960 ad, but this linen dial is different. Case and band are a good match though.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 6, 2018 - 8:13am

Panel Member

I'm on board with tentative Commander.