Bulova 1960 SVP

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on October 12, 2022 - 12:52pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Watch Description

1960 Bulova SVP VII

SN V311299

1960 Bulova SVP VII
1960 Bulova SVP VII SN V311299
1960 Bulova SVP VII 7BU
Kathy L.
Posted October 12, 2022 - 2:22pm

Yes like this one https://mybulova.com/watches/1960-svp-vii-12642 S Style V Value P Performance.  Does the movement have an NO date code?  The dial does look different to the other example as well so may be a replacement dial/movement?

1960 Bulova SVP "VII"

Posted October 12, 2022 - 2:31pm

Kathy verified it from the line books before I posted. The 1960 Elizabeth in the DB is the same. Possibly misidentified.

Posted October 12, 2022 - 7:44pm

1960 Bulova SVP "VII"  is a match

Posted October 13, 2022 - 4:31am

N0 = 1970. Unless I'm seeing the movement stamp incorrectly.

Having a 10 year span would make this watch non-conforming, noting that the everything about it is the SVP model from 1960.

Panel thoughts?

Kathy L.
Posted October 13, 2022 - 10:18am

I am seeing NO as well which would put it at Non-Conforming with that span of between the watch and the movement.  However we do have the linebook and the SVP is the only watch with this case shape in 1960 so I would be ok with IDing it as such and noting the movement replacement.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 13, 2022 - 8:43pm

1960 Bulova Non-Conforming. 

Posted October 13, 2022 - 9:01pm

I don't think the N0 movement datestamp is an issue. We see this often with the 11AF movements for 1960; plus, if this were an actual 1970 movement, it would be gold color.

Agree with SVP VII

Posted October 14, 2022 - 8:19am

I'm  going to Agree with Ken on this one.

1960 SVP VII

Noting movement date discrepancy.

Kathy L.
Posted October 14, 2022 - 12:47pm

Agreed, noting date stamp discrepancy.

1960 Bulova SVP "VII"