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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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"
In reply to Nice watch, welcome and… 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.
In reply to Awesome thanks for quick… 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)