Bulova 1964 Date King

Submitted by jabs on May 29, 2014 - 6:59am
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I'm not sure variant but I think it could be 1964 Date King "PG"

case stamped M4

Although they are waterproof but it seems that someone flicking dial in coffee

1964 Date King
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted May 29, 2014 - 7:13am

NIce watch, excellent movement. I'd be inclined to go with Date King.

As we've been discussing re-dials lately, I think this is an example of a good candidate. Personal preference, of course, but if it were mine I would do it. 

Posted May 29, 2014 - 8:02am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

I agree that these watches is necessary redial 
would be a pity to let the beautiful functional watch with destroyed dial 
Posted May 29, 2014 - 8:15am

Date King and yes I would have it re-dialed.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 30, 2014 - 5:26am

Date King by all means, I would ad the "PG" varian (and a round trip to International Dial).

Posted May 30, 2014 - 7:38am

It appears to me that the dial in the supporting ad (from 1965) is one that is 2-tone with contrasting stripe (panelled) down the middle; similar to this watch in a 1966 ad and this President "I" from 1964; also, the "PG" states Yellow, whereas this watch is stainless.

Is there a clear distinction between Date Kings and Presidents shown the mid-60s ads; so many look identical?

Geoff Baker
Posted May 31, 2014 - 5:08am

Ken - I think you're on to something. My first reaction to your "could this be a President' question was that President didn't come in 30 J  - - - BUT THEY DID. Recognizing the two tone dial of the the Date King I'm pulling my vote on that ID, this is not a Date King PG. I have to to poke at this a bit again.

ID to be determined......

Posted May 31, 2014 - 5:22am

1964 is the crossover period.

Some ads say Date King, some for same model say President.

The ads show a shaded dial for this dial type, all yellow.

I would go Date King, no variant.