Bulova 1970 -Unknown

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Passed down from my grandfather.  Still works!  Could use a cleaning, beat up on the outside, crystal is in rough shape, a little green patina inside the case but nothing a little cleaning, polishing and re-lubricating can't take care of.  I just don't know the actual model name and can't find anything online to identify it.

The case reads "N0" which translates to 1970, so I don't know why the post reads "1969"

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted February 23, 2018 - 1:41pm

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7 EDAD from the Buren 06. Still looking...

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Posted February 23, 2018 - 5:59pm

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Very distinctive face; I went through the 60's and 70's short ads and hit one - Valor "A", but it doesn't have the date complication. At this point, I will put my money on it being a Banker or Date King variant  - still looking.

Posted February 23, 2018 - 8:31pm

It does look like a Banker, but not an exact match that I've seen, none with the date.

I appreciate the help here.  It would be great to know what it is

Posted February 23, 2018 - 9:53pm

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Thinking Date King because of the calendar function, but it's a very rough guess. Could be a Banker variant also.

Bulova watch advert 1967

Bulova Date King watch advert

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Posted February 23, 2018 - 10:37pm

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Here are the only ones close that I found except with subdial seconds and no date complication; but very similar.

I'm still leaning towards a Date King, but find no matches yet. Still unknown for me.

Posted February 23, 2018 - 10:47pm

So close. 

The Date King and the Valor both look like they have "pillow" shaped crystals.  Mine is defiitely square.  The hour markers don't match up and there seems to be a second hand on the Date King at 6:00.  

The Banker "E" looks soooo close.  Looks like the ad shows a second hand at 6:00 and no date.  It also shows a crossed frame on the face that mine doesn't have.  But the shape is right on, and the bracelet looks identical to mine.  I'd definitely believe I have a different variant of the Banker.

Thanks for the help here!

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Posted February 24, 2018 - 8:32am

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My search of the ads has found no match; I'm going with Unknown model at this time.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 27, 2018 - 7:44am

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Heirloom watches are simply the best. Congrats on having this wonderful keepsake from your grandfather. I've looked and really don't see a match either. Cherish it and wear it with pride. (Make sure you have a professional service it first though).