Bulova 1964 Date King

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
10CRACD
Movement Jewels: 
30
Case Serial No.: 
G818950
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1964 Date King H with original band

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1964 Date King Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
jabs
Posted March 2, 2017 - 7:14am

Panel Member

Agree with Date King "H", but band is another than advert

Andersok
Posted March 2, 2017 - 8:22am

Panel Member

The 'H' variant is a 14kt gold case, which the subject watch is not. This one is similar to the watch discussed here. We also have similar calendar models called Presidents around this year, with 30 jewel movements in some.

Date King (no variant found)

jabs
Posted March 2, 2017 - 8:52am

Panel Member

Yes, you are right, deleting varint "H"

MGD001
Posted March 3, 2017 - 4:28am

I see a older discussion around a 1964 Date King E - where there is belief that the 14kt vs. 10kt doesn’t matter very much, because the pointed markers at the 12,6,9 looks more like a "Date King" dial than a "President" dial. It is pointed out in the discussion that the 'PRESIDENT' replaced 'DATE KING' in '64 as the ad states 'new', which would make more sense. The final assessment is that it remained a 1964 Date King variant E, but this case is Stainless Steel with no gold at all. It should be interesting to see what your final assessment is.

I did find a Date King "BB" don't know very much about it http://www.watchophilia.com/vintage-advertisements/a1960-1969/a1965-newspaper2/

 

MGD001
Posted March 2, 2017 - 7:25pm

I was looking for more information on Date King H and 14kt vs. 10kt and I came across this watch on ebay

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 The watch is shown with the box and documentation authenticating the watch to the watch serial number. Now the reason I am brining this up is the watch is a 10kt case not the 14kt case which supposedly the Date King H should have?

Geoff Baker
Posted March 3, 2017 - 6:41am

Club 5000Panel Member

Sorry MGD - I edited the eBay link from your comment as we do not allow links to active eBay listings. Once the listing closes or sells it is allowed. No harm, no foul.

The listing you linked was not a Date King H, it was a Date King watch with a SERIAL number starting with the letter H.

MGD001
Posted March 3, 2017 - 7:03am

Not a problem, wasn't sure but I thought it was worth taking a look.

Thanks

Geoff Baker
Posted March 3, 2017 - 6:42am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm going with a Date King ID without variant as well.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 3, 2017 - 10:51pm

Panel Member

Date King generic, no variant.