Bulova 1963 International

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AFACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1 145295
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

None

Not For Sale
1963 Bulova International watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 29, 2018 - 2:24pm

Panel Member

No import code on movement and no "International" designation on dial. Non traditional case back design bears non-US traditional s/n.

Can you provide a photo or confirmation of text (if any) on the inside of the case back?

Without an ad, based on provided photos and all other contributing factors, I would call this one a

1963 "International"

produced in Europe and offered  for sale outside the US.

Andersok
Posted April 29, 2018 - 2:45pm

Panel Member

There may be an import code on the balance, which is covered by the rotor, so will need to look there also. I agree, it could be an international model, and there may be a case number inside the back as well. I did not find a match in the available ads. Unknown model at this time, waiting for additonal details.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 5, 2018 - 1:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

I believe some, if not most Bulova's sold to the international market still had a standard model name.

For this watch, I believe it is part of the Bulova Date King series. Whilst not the watch shown below, the subject watch has similar features.

Bulova Date King

Andersok
Posted May 5, 2018 - 7:08am

Panel Member

I just noticed the 'Bulova International LTD' on the caseback. Looks to be a non-USA model, and can be placed under the International model name.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 5, 2018 - 7:28am

Panel Member

At this point; that's my line of thinking as well, Ken. If it's marked as "Bulova International", with the non-standard back markings, it was produced somewhere besides  the US for the market where it was produced.

It may very well have a name but could also just have a number designation. Without a database of European ads, the best we can do for now is list it as "International" and keep all similarly marked watches in the same "drawer" for now, unless a "spot on" US ad appears . In that case, it should still be cross referenced "International (US model name )". Those are my thoughts.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 6, 2018 - 1:10am

Club 5000Panel Member

Just to add that we have seen adverts for these internationally sold watches with the same model name as sold in the US.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 6, 2018 - 7:19am

Panel Member

Agreed, Stephen.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel - are we agreeing on "International"?

 

jabs
Posted May 11, 2018 - 5:45am

Panel Member

Agree

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 10, 2018 - 6:15pm

Panel Member

For now - agreed.