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Bulova 1963 Sunburst "J"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

J

Manufacture Year: 

1963

Movement Model: 

6CF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

W86169

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

 

A wonderful example of the Sunburst,  fashioned in the BULOVA SUNGOLD with original tapered matching bracelet.

1963  SUNBURST J 

Not For Sale
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 10:53am

Nice to see a good example of the sungold with the original band.  I believe that is a M3, would you like me to change the date?

1963 Bulova Sunburst "J"

 

TexasLady
Posted July 31, 2019 - 10:53am

M3 = 1953

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 10:55am

Ok cool, I thought it was an M.  M is for the 60s, L is for the 50s.  If you would like me to change it let me know : )

TexasLady
Posted July 31, 2019 - 11:29am

Sorry keep hitting the 5 button instead of the 6.  (My mind's on Sweet Pea's  5cc of meds this morning.  As long as I get the meds right.)

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 11:43am

No worries.  I hope your pup feels better : )

TexasLady
Posted July 31, 2019 - 11:48am

Just adopted her, and found out she had kennel cough then pneumonia.  Been a rough 2 weeks but she's getting better. Thank you, Kathy.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 10:43am

Very nice watch; color shift is quite fascinating to see.

1966  Bulova SUNBURST  "J" on original band.

It's interesting that the ad states "Fashioned in Bulova Sungold" and doesn't mention solid or plated. Based on the prices, it would seem to indicate plated like subject watch.

I wonder if the color effect was accomplished by heat treating the plated case.

 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 10:49am

The Sungold coloring reminds me of Black Hills Gold.  I wonder if it is a combination of yellow, rose and white gold filled plating?  It is a cool effect.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 11:00am

Revision: M3 -1963

TexasLady
Posted July 31, 2019 - 11:02am

Thank you, Bob,

Sorry about the date: M3=1963  My mind is on the Pup's medicine this morning.