Bulova 1964 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by JimDon5822 on June 5, 2023 - 11:52pm
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Here is a flea market find from this weekend that has me stumped.  Probably a Beau Brummell but I cannot find a variant.   This is a big thick watch case that rounds over like a big donut.   The case is yellow gold with a stainless back showing an M4 date code.   The movement is a 10BPAC and  23J. The dial has round diamonds set in "flower" settings at 3,6,9,12 and is two tone with a darker center.  It came without a stem or crown.   I found a stem but still looking for a crown that fits. 

64 Beau Brummell
64 Beau Brummell 2
64 Beau Brummell 3
Posted June 13, 2023 - 8:04pm

I am not sure how we arrive at non-conforming when we don't have a case or dial match anywhere in the DB to say it belongs to another model.  Unknown seems the best classification. 

Posted June 13, 2023 - 10:29pm

Can any of you see a date code on the movement in this watch? 1959 is the newest year for a 10BPAC in the data base currently. 

Posted June 15, 2023 - 9:11pm

Well the movement has a 61 or 67 not a traditional date code.   The 1 or 7 is a straight vertical stick with a 45 degree left facing arm.   I am thinking 67.   I think this settles it as non-conforming.  

Geoff Baker
Posted June 16, 2023 - 9:04pm

Jim - I see this dial in 30 Jewel Beau's from the 50's. With date code movement in the 60's I think you're right.