Bulova 1961 Senator

Submitted by pb6t4b on August 14, 2023 - 6:47pm
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1961 Bulova Senator J
Number F425158
Posted August 14, 2023 - 6:51pm

I would appreciate any information you have on the Style, Date of Manufacture, product description.  This was my father's watch that he wore for many years.  It needs to be restored to its original condition

Posted August 14, 2023 - 7:35pm

Hi pb6t4b. That's a nice heirloom Bulova. I'm not on the panel but it looks like a Senator "J" like this one: Bulova 1960 Senator | myBulova.com

You can check that out until the panel takes a look at your watch. 

Kathy L.
Posted August 14, 2023 - 9:11pm

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your heirloom watch with us.  So cool you can wear his watch and we would encourage you to get it serviced before you run the watch.  1955mercury got it spot on ID of Senator "J".

1961 Bulova Senator "J"

Posted August 15, 2023 - 9:11am

Thank you for the information.  Any advice on the best resource to get the watch professionally restored, serviced, and cleaned?  The watch face show some staining around the edges.  I am not certain of the condition of the interior mechanism.  The watch has been stored and not wound up in a very long time.  I am not going to attempt winding, fearful of damaging the main spring.  Although not an expensive watch, the design of this model is elegant in its simplicity.  My father died in 1980 and he would have never considered wearing anything else. 

Posted August 15, 2023 - 4:05pm

agree with Senator J

Nice heirloom watch with a simple manual wind movement, either the 11AF or 11AL.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 15, 2023 - 9:57pm

Agree - 1961 Bulova Senator J. A wonderful heirloom watch! HERE is a nice advert showing it from 1962.