Bulova 1961 Bulova 23

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 22, 2021 - 10:36am
Manufacture Year
1961
Movement Model
10BZAC
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
D27021
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
Round Plastic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

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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neetstuf-4-u
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?

JimDon5822
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