Bulova 1960 -Unknown

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on July 26, 2021 - 6:04pm
Manufacture Year
1960
Movement Model
11AFC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
1 66495
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

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.

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JimDon5822
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.

neetstuf-4-u
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

Andersok
Posted July 28, 2021 - 7:02am

Unknown at this time