Bulova 1960 -Unknown

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on July 26, 2021 - 6:04pm
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Movement Jewels
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1 66495
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This one was another of my "what the heck is that?" purchases. Interesting yellow gold plate highly detailed bezel with a stainless back. Interior case back and movement (with import code) both marked "M0". Pizza dial with gold markers and "Bulova" in gold raised letters on dial, as well as "Waterproof".

I approached this one with healthy skepticisim, with the idea it may be something other than a real Bulova. I researched it in pieces first - dial, case, movement. I don't find the case or face (with or without pizza lines) alone or combined anyplace. I also considered that the face might be refinished with the addition of the quadrant lines, no match.

Looking at the serial number and case markings, I also considered it might be  an international model; but the movement has an import code.......Case back is stamped Bulova on the outside and "AM" in a diamond on the inside.  I'm stumped.

Keeps perfect time and condition is a solid 8 out of 10. It's a really handsome watch. The overall quality says Bulova all the way.

Posted July 26, 2021 - 6:32pm

Definitely an. unusual one.  I have seen a smilier dial and case in the Bulova 23 line but not in a 17J.

Posted July 27, 2021 - 8:00am

Well, after digging, I find  one with many similarities. This one is a 1961 30 Jewel we christened as International with different lugs and face indices. Close but no cigar, I'm beginning to think it's a good possibility this is also an International model. 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 27, 2021 - 9:40pm

I agree with "what the heck is that?" For now I'm blank. Unknown

Posted July 28, 2021 - 7:02am

Unknown at this time