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Bulova 1964 Date King "U"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 

U

Manufacture Year: 

1964

Movement Model: 

11ALACD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

K59731

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

29.7

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Case - stainless,  width = 33.2, lug to lug = 38.5, W. Germany, one piece screw-on back, inside back is stamped 2389,

Dial - smooth aged white or champagne, hands are lance type, even hours are Arabic, back is ink stamped "soh"

Band is a scalloped Kestenmade

I will post better photos after I finish overhauling it. I would like to know what the replacement crystal for this would be.

I am guessing this is a Jet Clipper

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1964 Bulova Date King watch
1964 Bulova watch
jabs
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Posted February 28, 2019 - 5:39am

I would say 1964 Bulova Jet Clipper "I"

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Andersok
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Posted February 28, 2019 - 8:44am

The watch being from 1964 is likely from the Date King line. The Jet Clipper 'I' and the Date King 'U' both share the same model reference number (11284), according to our pricelists. I find ads for the Jet Clipper through 1963, then the Date King model shows up in 1964 ads.

1964 Date King 'U'

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rterra
Posted February 28, 2019 - 11:27am

Thank you jabs and Andersok!

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 28, 2019 - 11:33am

Aother one that morphs to a new model name, I'm in agreement with Ken.

1964 Date King 'U'.

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Kathy L.
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Posted February 28, 2019 - 12:02pm

Great ad finds guys!

1964 Bulova Date King "U"

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 28, 2019 - 7:13pm

Agreed, this one falls after the name change by date.

1964 Date King 'U'.

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rterra
Posted March 1, 2019 - 11:46am

Thank you all for your experience and research.

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rterra
Posted April 1, 2019 - 1:50am

New crystal, new hands and is runing well. But I'd like to get a thinner crown for it.