Bulova 1962 Rawlings

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
G159858
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Square Case measures 30mm lug to lug x 24.5mm wide non  inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

White Dial shows a combination of raised Gilt Hashmarks and Arabic numerals. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha style and an Index style Seconds Hand shows on a Cross Hair sub Dial totally obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Gold as shown.

Lugs are hidden.

* as found, will need a Dial refinish or replacement.

 

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 18, 2011 - 7:27pm

NICE ONE, sir :-)

 

Hmmm... an "MX" style crystal, curving one way? Or perhaps also lengthwise, as the image orients??

 

Best :-)  Scott

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 18, 2011 - 7:37pm

Scott,

The curve is across the bezel.

I have a feeling the wrong glass is in it (acrylic) as the apex protrudes above the caseline.

The crystal shelf itself is flat - an odd ball.

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DarHin
Posted November 16, 2012 - 7:05pm

Mark, do you still have this one? If so, is there a case # inside the back and can you provide crystal dimensions? Thanks.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 16, 2012 - 7:32pm

Darren,

Yes, I'll check and post.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 27, 2012 - 1:13pm

Darren,

21.4 x 19.6  the Crystal shelf is flat.

There are no visible numbers inside the Caseback.

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jamesdudman
Posted April 8, 2015 - 10:17pm

Darin

I just order a CS397 and it is 19.2x19.2 and it is too big.

If you have any idea what crystal this takes it would help me out.

Thanks

James

Andersok
Posted April 9, 2015 - 8:00am

Panel Member

James,

A possible match to this case could be the CMX325-17E

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This pictured watch has different dial markers, so I'm not sure if the cases are identical but the dials may be the difference. The crystal package states for variants F G H, which have not been identified as of yet. I also have a Rocket Cylinder SUC that references a 21.8 x 19.4 crystal model RMS 129-78 for the Rawlings A B C D variants. I have one of the SUC crystals and can find it to reference. I also have the GS on hand.  The ad in the listing above is for a $71.95 model, which is stated as the F G H I variants in the 1964 pricelist; the $75 models according to the 1961 & 1964 pricelists were designated as variants A B C D

I would say if you have a white dial with 3 9 12 markers, you may be looking at it being either the F or G variant, which would likely use the GS CMX325-17E (the dimensions from one crystal manufacturer to another are not always the same, and possibly either crystal I mentioned will fit all of the variants)

Ken