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Bulova 1962 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1962

Movement Model: 

10BZC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

291344

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Star

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1962 Bulova

Unknown 21-jewel model. All stainless steel one-piece waterproof case, dated M2, by Star Case Co, top loading design with split-stem; dial is white with luminous hands and dots at each marker; USA-made 21-jewel 10BZC manual-wind, date stamped M1 and then M3 and then M4; expansion band added.

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 6, 2018 - 11:27am

beauty Unknown, always and every time I am astonished at the purity of your watches

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 6, 2018 - 12:27pm

Thank you Jaroslav. Some are pristine when I find them, but most require a good deal of work to restore.

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 6, 2018 - 12:27pm

Another beauty!!  Love the clean crisp dial.  I am also at Unknown.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 7, 2018 - 4:10pm

Thank you Kathy!

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 6, 2018 - 5:28pm

Beauty, Ken. Another minty look unknown. Don't believe I have ever seen a movement that was triple stamped. Do you think the watch was released in 1964 in a 1962 casing, or is it possibly a movement swap/Bulova Service Center "factory rebuild"? Curious.

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Andersok
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Posted November 7, 2018 - 4:15pm

My thoughts moved towards those scenarios too; but since we don't see a lot of these 21 jewel movements, perhaps this one was held in stock for a future repair and replace. It is very odd having all these datestamps, and I wonder if we will ever know what happened.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 7, 2018 - 5:57am

Sharp looking watch Ken, nice work. I'm also curious about the triple date stamp, can you drop a close up of that please?

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 7, 2018 - 4:04pm

Here you go. Two stamped side-by-side, the other stamped in another area of the same bridge.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 10, 2018 - 7:55am

Wow, that could be one for the record book

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Reverend Rob
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Posted November 10, 2018 - 9:34am

I have seen two stamps before- I have no idea how it comes about. Only one date is filled in with gold, while the second stamp is fainter. Can't say I've seen three on the same watch before, though.