Bulova 1966 Date King

Submitted by JimDon5822 on August 23, 2021 - 10:43pm
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This is a stunningly beautiful Bulova.  This model has been previously ID'd as a Bulova Date King "NO" based on the 1967 and 1968 ads describing it with a sliver dial.  I did find a Linebook listing in 1967 for an NP variant which lists it as having a GILT Dial but not one for a silver dial.  My example is clearly a silver dial and looks more silver than this previously id'd version which appears more gold or GILT.  https://mybulova.com/watches/1968-date-king-9645.  To me it looks like the previously ID watch is actually the GILT model or Bulova Date King NP.  I am thinking it is more gold and should have the variant changed based on this 1967 line book listing.

1966 Bulova Date King "NO"

The case is yellow gold plate with a stainless back showing an M6 date code.  The dial is silver with glossy Black Roman numerals, black lumed hour minute hands, black second hand and a black framed date window.  The movement is a17 jewel 11ALCD with an M7 date code.   This one really pops.

Date King NPDate King NP

Date King NO
Date King N0
Date King N0
1968 Date King N0 Ad
Posted August 23, 2021 - 11:51pm

Well the above 1968 advert does say 'on a slver dial' so that's some fine detective work right there Jim.

1966 Bulova Date King "NO"

Posted August 24, 2021 - 6:44am

Date King 'NO'

Posted August 24, 2021 - 7:21am

In reply to by Andersok

I think your model needs to be updated to Date King NP.  I added the line book listing to your watches thread. 

Posted August 24, 2021 - 11:33am

Great sleuthing, Jim.

1966 Bulova Date King "NO"

Geoff Baker
Posted August 24, 2021 - 9:51pm

1966 Bulova Date King NO, nice.