Bulova 1964 Regatta 23

Submitted by JustGary on January 15, 2013 - 1:45am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
none found
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Crystal Details
29.5 mm
Additional Information

Runs, keeps very good time, case marked Bulova- 10K RGP Bezel, SS Back, shock resistant, anti magnetic, self winding, water proof.
Date code on the case back is M4, there is no date code on the movement that I can find, there are 3 different jeweler's marks on the case back and some tool marks on the movement.

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Geoff Baker
Posted January 15, 2013 - 5:31am

I don't have anythng on this one - maybe a Regatta 23?

Posted January 16, 2013 - 5:14am

absolutely maybe.


Posted January 16, 2013 - 2:14pm

Maybe but there's no ad to confirm, I've looked everywhere. There's only 3 ads with spiderlines on the dial that are similar to this one that I could find. One doesn't show a ID and the other is an American Eagle (didn't notice if it was an auto or not) and on a Jet Clipper.

Tentative Regatta 23 from me.

Posted January 16, 2013 - 2:37pm

Bulova 23, 1962 ad. This one is in the decades ads, Shawn.

Slight dial variation.

Posted January 16, 2013 - 3:27pm

In reply to by bobbee

Hmm, must of missed this one. Now we have another possibility but I'm beginning to think they did these lines this way on several models..

Posted January 16, 2013 - 4:00pm

Only one with "23" on the dial so far.

William Smith
Posted January 16, 2013 - 4:34pm

Looks like our last Bulova 23 ad in main database is from 1962??  I thought we had a 1963 in there, but don't see it now. 
The first ad in main database for Regatta 23 is also 1962. 
How late were the Bulova 23's advertised/sold (as such).
We have Regatta 23 variants in the model pirce lists in Fall 1961- so the Regatta came out before we have main database ads showing it. 
I don't know about earliest/latest dates of newspaper ads in the decades for Bulova 23's or Regatta 23's.

JustGary, can you confirm if there's a date code on the case back and/or movement. The picture is a little too blurry to make out. 

Posted January 16, 2013 - 4:58pm

Generic "23" for now

Posted January 16, 2013 - 9:54pm

Yep, That works for me too.