Bulova 1965 Date King

Submitted by mandohack on October 27, 2012 - 9:52am
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Face:  white dial (smooth), non-numeral, date window, "self-winding", crosshairs from 12-to-6 and from 9-to-3,  gold-colored hands, second-hand, hands may have been luminescent. Back: Stainless Steel Case, anti-magnetic, waterproof, M5 date code, shock-resistant. Other:  Spiedel band (pat no. 2,689,450) The movement still works!  I was surprised to see the second hand come alive after moving the watch around for pictures and information gathering.  I don't have a tool for removing the back.

UPDATE:  It's a Date King.  Using the term "crosshairs" in google got me the  result I needed.  Thank you.

Bulova 1965 stainless, white dial, date window, crosshairs, gold hands, seconds
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:00pm

Not necessarily, this ad from 1964 has the President inSS, but no crosshair dial, but there were many variants that go up to at least "K" according to the ad.

The 1964 ad below is probably the Date King, but while it has a crosshair dial, and the same lugs as your watch, it has different hands and is gold plated.

UNKOWN for now, but we may find a match real soon!

William Smith
Posted October 27, 2012 - 2:46pm

perhaps stainless steel variant of Date King ad above.  There's a new newspaper ad on site-almost identical to ad above, which does name the watches in the ad as Date King.
 EDIT:  I think the statement "39 calerdar styles" doesn not necessarily mean all 39 are Date King"  Some are other model names w/ calendar functions.

Posted October 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Date King "TT", 1966 ad. Nice find, Jerin!

Posted October 29, 2012 - 10:11am

Agreed, Date King "TT"

Posted October 29, 2012 - 10:17am

Date King TT

William Smith
Posted October 29, 2012 - 12:33pm

Take a look at the entire ad.  Each watch description ends in "yellow or white" or one of the two.  There is no mention of stainless steel. So is the Date King TT white gold?  I seriously doubt all the other watches in the ad that end with "white" have an option for stainless steel.

Date King from me.  We may have a second example of the "TT" among all the new ads.

Posted October 31, 2012 - 1:03am

I'm happy with a tentative Date King TT

Posted November 3, 2012 - 2:40pm

Thank you, all, very much.  

Posted September 20, 2021 - 8:14am

Confirmed model and variant from the 1965 Linebook BAWD0159-02 pg 55

1965 Bulova Date King "PD"

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