Bulova 1974 -Non-Conforming
Found this last week at a thrift store, hence know nothing about its history.
Movement: 10COAC, 30 jewel
Movement Date Code: M9 - 1969
Case Date Code: N4 - 1974
Unfortunately my camera is not sophisticated enough to capture these date codes, sorry.
On 26 February 2015 ChefBenjamin posted a watch cosmetically identical to mine:
I would be willing to wager that his watch is mechanically identical too. But it went unresolved as to whether his watch was an authentic Commander because he could not post a photo of the movement.
My watch does has a 30 jewel 10 COAC movement as did all of the Commanders. My watch also has a Commander AQ gold plated case. The only difference between my watch and the 1960s Commanders is the dial and hands, updated to a more current 1970s style. And my dial does not say 30 Jewels.
Is my watch authentic Commander?