Bulova 1963 Bulova 23

Submitted by imperialstout on February 27, 2011 - 1:11pm
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Solid caseback

Bulova watch
Posted November 15, 2012 - 8:56pm

I wonder if "Solid caseback" means it's a one piece case which you "lift" the crystal to remove the movement or it has a snap on bezel. In either case it would have a 2 piece stem.

Haven't we seen this case before? The lugs look familiar.

Posted April 12, 2020 - 4:36pm

Found in the 1964 Line Book BAWD0158 page 15 of 48 on page marked "Bulova 23".  Model # on black is 01313W vs 01312W for white I assume the EW variant is black.

1963 Bulova 23 "EW"


1964 Bulova 23 EW

Also it appears that on a bracelet is was called a Regatta,

1963 Bulova Regatta "MM"

1964 Regatta MM1964 Regatta MM

Posted October 31, 2020 - 11:24pm

Actually found another listing. This one in the 1963 Line Book BAWD0151 page 59.  I think this is the one.

1963 Bulova 23 EE

63 Bulova 23 EE63 Bulova 23 EE 2

Geoff Baker
Posted November 1, 2020 - 8:47pm

I'm looking at the luminous dots on the dial of the subject watch and seeing the black dialed watch in the middle of the three - Is that the Regatta 23 MM? I think the minute markings are really the only difference

Posted April 15, 2021 - 11:57pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

The Regatta is from the 1964 line book.  The only match in the 1963 Linebook is the EE.


1963 Bulova 23 EE

Posted April 15, 2021 - 11:58pm

The Regatta is from the 1964 line book.  The only match in the 1963 Linebook is the Bulova 23 EE.


1963 Bulova 23 EE

Posted April 16, 2021 - 8:43am

Nice linebook match Jim.

1963 Bulova 23 EE looks good

Posted April 16, 2021 - 8:54am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Really interesting how the model name jumps around within a space of a year.  

Posted April 16, 2021 - 11:01am

Based on Linebook dates, I'll go along with

23 "EE"