Bulova 1960 President

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10 BZ
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E561070
Case shape: 
Cushion
Additional Information: 

Case measures 39.5mm lug to lug x 32mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows appiled Gilt Hour markers, Bulova signature and 23 Jewel insignia are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha style and a Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a recessed 'cross hair' sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

vintage display ad Dated 1962

 

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bobbee
Posted June 22, 2012 - 4:39pm

President "Q", like it, like it a lot.

bourg01
Posted June 22, 2012 - 4:49pm

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Gets 3 stars from me and if you find the band, make it a "Q".

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William Smith
Posted June 22, 2012 - 4:50pm

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great photos and presentation.  All the stuff to ID.  Good style in DB entry.  ...and a nice President too.   Confirmed ID from me...and to me begs the question: if the Q is yellow gold, the R is white gold, and the S is White w/ black dial....did they have a yellow gold (like Q) w/ black dial?  ....and it could be either mount, dial color, or who knows....which defines in other variant examples. We just don't know, and I can't vote based on "what might have been, or could be"- just on what we have to date.   I'm wondering if the subject watch on leather occurs in an ad or list of models made...in which case there may not be an ad but something possibly indicating on leather.  I know the Bulova model numbers have a rhyme or reason...I just don't know what it is.....yet. 

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bobbee
Posted June 22, 2012 - 4:59pm

You could always buy a "Q" and an "S" and swap dials! That would be it, to a "T"!

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William Smith
Posted June 22, 2012 - 5:07pm

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"T" as in touche in this case...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 22, 2012 - 5:13pm

Not sure if the Black Dial came in a Gold Case of this style, according to the ad No.

What surprised Me, and is surprising, is I had assumed that the 1960 'PRESIDENT' was limited to 4 styles. - With variants to at least "S" I'd say there were quite a few more.

Caseback is also stamped M0.