Bulova 1961 Craftsman

Submitted by JO1961 on May 18, 2022 - 3:36pm
F
Manufacture Year
1961
Movement Model
8AC
Movement Date Code
M1
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
F238672
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
19.3 mm x 19.3 mm
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Case date code is M1.  Inside of case has is etched numbers (looks like) 7674 and 963 followed by some initials. (see picture)

I believe this is possibly the "Craftsman" model watch
Movement is currently not working, but am planning on a restoration.
The watch has an inscription on the back this was possibly left during that process
neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 18, 2022 - 5:01pm

Nice watch, welcome to mybulova and thanks for sharing, From the 1963 Linebook:

craftsman1961

1961 Craftsman "F"

The marks inside the case back are jeweler's notations documenting work on the watch. Every watchmaker had a personal code they used, so it's literally impossible to decypher what it means.

plainsmen
Posted May 18, 2022 - 5:14pm

Coo... I'm good with Craftsman F.  Pretty cool watch man.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 18, 2022 - 9:21pm

Nice one -  1961 Bulova Craftsman F

JimDon5822
Posted May 18, 2022 - 10:18pm

This is one we don't see very often. 1961 Bulova Craftsman F

Andersok
Posted May 19, 2022 - 4:10pm

Craftsman "F"

Kathy L.
Posted May 19, 2022 - 4:45pm

Love the case design on this one.

1961 Bulova Craftsman "F"