Bulova 1964 Date King

Submitted by neurotone on August 16, 2019 - 8:20pm
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 This watch was given to me by my father which his father gave to him, before he went off into the service and 1964. Most likely bought in Decatur Illinois. I'm pretty sure it's a Date King of some sort it has luminescent dots and  Illuminescent dials.

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Geoff Baker
Posted August 16, 2019 - 9:50pm

This is Ken Anderson's 1965 Date King (in yellow). there are minor differences in the minute markers and lume dots, other than that they are quite similar. 

I'm leaning to Date King

Posted August 17, 2019 - 5:10am

1964 Bulova Date King

Posted August 17, 2019 - 7:12am

I agree with Date King. Not sure the variant for the stainless steel case.

Posted August 17, 2019 - 7:29am

Date King is a reasonable conclusion. It appears the dial may have been re-done/ restored in the past. Take note the lume dots are green in color and crisp, while the hands are creamy lume and show signs of age. "30 Jewels" text in block letters instead of cursive.

It appears to be the same as this one with the exception of noted face details.


1964 Date King - no variant (yet)

Kathy L.
Posted August 17, 2019 - 9:33am

1964 Date King

Posted September 19, 2021 - 10:34pm

Confirming model and variant from the 1964 Linebook BAWD00158 page 20

1964 Bulova Date King "E"

Date King E

Date King E

Posted September 19, 2021 - 11:26pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Thanks Jim, you beat me to the punch.

1964 Bulova Date King "E"

What a fantastic watch to have (and wear). So much family history. I hope you're able to find family photos showing either your father or grand-father wearing the watch. That would be cool.

Posted September 20, 2021 - 9:15am

1964 Bulova Date King "E"

Reverend Rob
Posted September 20, 2021 - 3:57pm

I agree with Date King, but the dial is close no cigar. The minute indices are indented little divots, cut into the dial. A small detail, but might suggest a variant. 

Posted September 20, 2021 - 6:54pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Whilst it is hard to say for sure the minute indicators do look to match.