Bulova 1964 Concerto

Submitted by The_Watch_Engineer on January 26, 2023 - 8:45am
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I believe I have identified this watch as a Bulova Concerto from 1964 due to the M4 date code and looking through the ads and catalogs to match the style from the time:  What is interesting is on several sites I have seen that the movement in this watch (7BPP) is listed as not being used until 1966, but this is definitely a 1964 from what I can tell.  I also found a 1964 price list indicating that there were at least 14 different versions of this watch:  

Can anyone help me identify which version this is?  Thanks!

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Watch Front
Bulova M4 10K R.G.P. Bezel Stainless Steel Back X307259
Movement 7BPP
253644 text on the inside of the case back
Watch front without the case
Whole watch with band
Posted January 26, 2023 - 10:54am

Nice watch, welcome and thanks for sharing. Your watch, in white with full numbered dial sold on a cord band is a 

1964 Concerto "P"

according to the Bulova 1964 Linebook155

Interestingly, if the face shows only numbers 12, 3, 9, and 6 and identical casing is mounted on an expansion band, it becomes Elizabeth "F"


Posted January 26, 2023 - 11:15am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Awesome thanks for quick find and ad!  Do you think the expansion band was an after-market type addition to my watch due to that information?  I believe I see some etchings on the inside of the case from a watchmaker so perhaps it was serviced and a different band was put on?  Still looks like a very old band.

Posted January 26, 2023 - 12:44pm

In reply to by The_Watch_Engineer

Yes, your band is a replacement. Bands (especially cord ones) are usually the first thing to wear out and be replaced. Per the linebook, the original band for the watch as sold, was a light colored woven cord style. It's hard to say, but original was probably gray.

Your band is a nice match and could possibly have been switched out for the original purchaser by the jewelry store at time of purchase because new owner didn't like the cord band. We will never know :o)

Geoff Baker
Posted January 26, 2023 - 8:48pm

1964 Bulova Concerto P is a good match

Posted January 26, 2023 - 9:31pm

1964 Bulova Concerto P is a good match