Bulova 1961 Bulova 23

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 22, 2021 - 10:36am
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This is an interesting survivor.  I thought it was a goner but got it running in spite of the obvious water damage and I just love the "patina" on the dial and hands.   Clearly a 1961 Bulova 23 but I cannot find a match to the dial and case in the line books.  

The stainless steel mono case has beveled lugs and a notched bezel ring that secures the compression fit crystal.   The date code is M1.  The dial has all triangle hour markers and has quadrant lines on the dial.  I can find the dial in a different case but not both case and dial.   Probably one of the many undocumented variants as everything looks original.  The movement is a 23J 10BZAC.  I could not find a date code on the movement.  

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Posted July 22, 2021 - 6:37pm

I'm with you. love the patina'ed pattern on the dial. This one looks familiar; still looking. . Do I see "M1" on the movement at the 3 o'clock position above the screw?

Posted July 27, 2021 - 9:55pm

in absence of any ads shown the dial and case configuration I think this should just be listed as a 1961 Bulova 23 unknown variant.


Geoff Baker
Posted July 27, 2021 - 10:05pm

1961 Bulova 23