Bulova 1960 SVP

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I am not sure about the date. I could only find the case serial number. I got this as a Christmas present for my wife.

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1960 Bulova watch
Posted December 3, 2016 - 3:55am

The M0 on the back of the case shows it to be a 1960 model.

Looks like it is in very good condition.

Posted December 3, 2016 - 7:07am

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I would say that this is the Concerto as here or here

I corrected production year on the 1960

Posted December 3, 2016 - 1:44pm

Thank you.

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Posted December 3, 2016 - 3:24pm

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I think the year of the watch may be a factor in determining the model. The S.V.P. line shows up in ads 1959 and 1960, and this 1959ad shows this watch:

The earliest Concerto ad I can find is 1961. I've also seen three variations of the dial on this watch: all numerals, even numerals, and only the 12 with indicies for the rest.

Since this watch is dated to 1960, I'm thinking S.V.P. may be the model.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 4, 2016 - 7:32am

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It's a lucky lady that gets a vintage Bulova for Christmas! Nice find, it appears to be in excellent condition.

I guess I'm in with the SVP based on the dated advert. My concern would be the different dials. Is it possible that the "12 only" dial is still Concerto?

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Posted December 4, 2016 - 5:26pm

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Geoff, yes the 12 only dial is shown for Concerto in a 1962 advert.

Posted December 5, 2016 - 3:46am

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What year did the Concerto start?

The 1961 price guide shows us that both the Concerto and S.V.P models existed and that they were one in the same watch.

1961 Price Guide Concerto v S.V.P

Did we once discuss and determine what S.V.P meant?

I prefer Concerto as the model, but that's just me. Unless that is in 1960 there was only the S.V.P model. 1960 price guide anyone?

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William Smith
Posted December 5, 2016 - 5:59am

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Style, Value, Preformance.  

Geoff Baker
Posted December 8, 2016 - 6:24am

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Panel, any more votes on this beauty?

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 9, 2016 - 12:23pm

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I'd say it's an SVP.