Bulova 1965 Senator

Submitted by collectsell on January 24, 2024 - 2:26pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
H691634; 2642
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
21 mm x 24 mm
Watch Description

Case Back:
Bulova M5

10K R.G.P.  Bezel
Stainless Steel Back 

Lug Width: 16 mm
Crystal Details: 21 mm x 24.5 mm
Case Size: 28 mm (not including crown) x 34 mm (including lugs)
Case is hexagonal in shape, has detailed cross hatch pattern, yellow gold

Movement: 11 AL
Movement Marks: BXW | M7

Winding, Setting, and Running

Bulova 11AL 17J Front
Bulova 11AL 17J Case Back
Bulova 11AL 17J inside case back
Bulova 11AL 17J Movement
Posted January 24, 2024 - 4:20pm

Great watch! Thanks for sharing it with us. According to 1965 Bulova Linebook162, he's a 

1965 Senator "R"


Geoff Baker
Posted January 24, 2024 - 8:40pm

1965 Bulova Senator R

Posted January 25, 2024 - 10:44pm

1965 Bulova Senator R case but the dial does not seem to match the line book.  This dial is plain not textured.  Looking for a match to the dial but cannot find one. 

Posted January 26, 2024 - 7:54am

This is odd. The only other 1965 model like this on here has the same dial format and a 1967 movement. It's here: Bulova 1965 Senator | myBulova.com

At first I thought it was the same watch, but the serial numbers are different. 

Posted January 26, 2024 - 8:59am

In reply to by 1955mercury

I noticed this anomaly as well. Neither watch is a dial match to the linebook and movements for both are 2 years off. I'm inclined to think this is a production glitch. Perhaps the watch was to be released in 1965/1966 with cases produced but was delayed for  some unknown reason - ending up with newer movements and a dial that differed from initial planned production?

The case (and dial shape) are certainly a stand alone style and doesn't appear to have been used for any other model.

THIS ONE  is the only other example in the Db, and is a dial match to linebooks and dated 1966.

Posted January 26, 2024 - 9:50am

I am going to go with Bulova Senator no variant.  I think this is definitely a factory set up but we have no documentation of it.  

Geoff Baker
Posted January 26, 2024 - 8:57pm

I think Jim's right, I didn't notice the dial mismatch. No way we can verify why or how that happened. No Variant.