Bulova 1963 Patriot

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
G575991
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 33mm x 26mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Quadrant textured Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt Arabic numerals and hashmark markers. Bulova signature and tracks are printed Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style and an Index style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Gold Caseback is stamped M3.

vintage display ad is Dated 1962.

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 16, 2011 - 8:15pm

COOL Dial & Case Combo, MARK!

Case specs? HOW' BOUT crystal proportions!?

:-)  S.cott, the Sarcastic...

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bobbee
Posted November 13, 2012 - 8:40am

Possibly the PATRIOT, December 1962 ad.

The more I look, the more i think it is. I think the line below the 12 in the ad is showing the centre line of the chevrons in the dial, and when pic is zoomed, there is a definite chevron effect to the left of the 3 o'clock position and to the right of the 9 o'clock position, and above the sub-seconds dial.

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DarHin
Posted November 13, 2012 - 1:06pm

Bobbee I think you're right, Patriot. It does resemble, to me, the Patriots from the late '40's early '50's especially the lugs.

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Posted November 13, 2012 - 5:38pm

Nice one!

'PATRIOT'

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William Smith
Posted November 13, 2012 - 8:09pm

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Yea, Patriot from me.  Good ad match!

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bobbee
Posted April 5, 2013 - 8:08am

   

                                                           Patriot "E", 1963 ad.

                                                   Same watch, same chevron dial.

 

                                                

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William Smith
Posted April 20, 2013 - 5:11pm

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In Fall 1961 model price lists, we see some Patriot entries which give us both case gold color and dial color.  

In the Spring 1964 model price lists, the section "by price" is missing, but we have a section of the list which gives us some info on dial color for those model variants listed.

Based on the two ads in this thread and the list info above, I can't tell if the ad for Patriot "E" is for a white or yellow gold case (stated as avaialble in both in the earlier ad).
 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 22, 2013 - 5:35am

a 'PATRIOT' ID is fine, .... let's not sweat the small stuff.