Bulova 1969 -Unknown

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Looks like it should be a Date King, but it's only 23 jewels. Textured bezel front , Champagne  face and gold markers. Luminous hands and dots at hour indices.Date window at "4" position. Case back is also gold plated.

Back marked .0015 gold electroplate bezel, anti-magnetic, self winding, water resistant, 10K rolled gold plate back, Bulova  and M9.

Face marked Automatic and 23 Jewels.

I opened this up when I first got it (about a year ago) to verify date code and jewel count matched, but don't remember the mvt model. This one has me stumped.

Not For Sale
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
Posted February 23, 2018 - 10:56pm

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Maual wind wathes with the date window at the 4 o'clock position are rare. Here is another model (President) that also had that date window position.

Thinking Date King too, but could be something else. Still looking.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 27, 2018 - 7:39am

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Case appears to be similar to mid sixties Clipper model. I don't see any match to this one. It's a nice watch, I'm guessing the band is original.


Posted February 27, 2018 - 5:58pm

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I agree, case is identical to Clipper "V" which was 17J with a stainless back. I have one (a 1969) in front of me as I type this. Originality of band is an unknown. It was on the watch when I received it. Scissor center JB Champion and a nice match to the watch.

Here is subject watch in a side by side comparison with a Clipper "V" - same years.

Posted February 28, 2018 - 8:12am

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This could very well be another variant in the Clipper line. No ads to help us at this time, so voting for Unknown model.

Posted March 2, 2018 - 11:07pm

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I'm at unknown also based on the calendar function.