Bulova 1965 -Unknown

Submitted by jass05 on April 30, 2012 - 11:52pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Crystal Details
1/2 in wide by 5/8 in long (12.7mm x 15.875mm)
Additional Information

5 diamonds on top and 5 on bottom where the band connects to the watch case.

1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
Posted May 1, 2012 - 12:43am

The M5 on top right of your movement pic indicates 1965 (M=1960's, 5=fifth year)

Also, it appears we have another movement with the "chevron" as indicated just to the right of the M5. I think this is the first one that's not on a 10"' movement. Although, it is a 23j.


Posted May 1, 2012 - 12:50am

jass05, can you correct the year to 1965?

Posted May 1, 2012 - 1:55am

I have updated the year.


Sorry, I am new to the site and Boluva watches.

Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:00am

In reply to by jass05

No biggie with the 2 post's, it happens all the time. Someone adds a watch in the What Is It forum and the debate begins, then when it is added to the database sometimes much of the old discussion happens all over again.

The chevron I was refering to isn't the model it's a small symbol that has been appearing on the movements that has some wondering what it means. I have one on the 10BZ movement in my 1965 Sea Cloud "C". Yours has it just to the right of the M5. It looks like an army private's stripe.

I'm not that knowledgable on the ladies watches but I would guess it's a Bulova 23 model.

Have you looked through the 1965 ads yet?


Posted May 1, 2012 - 1:51am

The serial on the back is 617677

The stem is missing (hope to find a place that can repair with original part)

14k white gold

the face says BULOVA below the 12 and 23 above the 6

there are 5 diamonds on each side where the band attaches to watch

23 Jewels

5AR is stamped on the inside back of the watch face.

M5 is stamped on the inside back also making this a 1965

Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:39am

In reply to by jass05

For your first watch added to the db you've done pretty well with providing the pertinent info. The only thing I would point out is the that the Crystal Details refers to the shape and measurements of the glass. The # of stones and their placement on the dial can be added under Additional Info.

Oh, and welcome aboard.

Posted May 1, 2012 - 4:28am

In reply to by DarHin

Thanks, I updated the Crystal Details.  I tried researching this as much as I could before posting.  So I read through a lot of the posts on here so kinda new what to look for.  Never would have thought to look inside the case for info without this site.  You guys are great!!!!!

Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:07am

I tried to look through the ads.  I found 1 ad for 1965 but I did not see a match.  I am starting to wonder if this is one of those frankenbully watches

Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:12am

well, the only add i see for 1965 looks like it's all men's watches.  still might be original

Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:34am

Yeah, we're a little light on ads from the 60's. I don't think it's a frankenbully, we just can't confirm 100% the exact model. With both the movement and case being dated to '65 it's most likely original. I'm sure the more experienced members will chime in tomorrow.