Bulova 1966 AeroJet

Submitted by davep on September 22, 2021 - 10:55am
K
Manufacture Year
1966
Movement Model
11alacd
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
1622130
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Looks to be an Aerojet K ?, Case stamped M6 , movement M7, Selfwinding and seems to be in very good order,  Bought the strap on spec a while ago as it was a  Bulova , turned out to be marked Aerojet  Probably not period, but  of course I had to find a watch to go with it!.

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JimDon5822
Posted September 22, 2021 - 2:26pm

Wow the bracelet is more rare that the watch.  Great to have an original.   I don't recall ever seeing a model name on the strap before.  

1966 Bulova Aerojet  (I will take a look later at the variant unless one of the other panel members beats me to it.)

Andersok
Posted September 22, 2021 - 3:37pm

Looks like a match to the Aerojet "L" (though that came with a bracelet)

1967 linebook

LB168_1967_AerojetL

davep
Posted September 22, 2021 - 4:37pm

Pretty certain the strap was not meant for this particular variant  as  it was slightly wider than  than this watches lug width.  Perhaps  a whole new world  of identifying  buckle style era's. ?

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 22, 2021 - 6:33pm

In reply to by davep

Agreed. The leather strap appears to have been trimmed to fit the lugs, so is likely not original to this particular Aerojet watch.

At this point. based on Ken's ad find, I'll agree with

1966 Aerojet "L" noting replaced band.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 22, 2021 - 8:03pm

Based on it being mounted on a leather (distant cousin of the aligator) strap I think we should ID as the "K". LInebook BAWD0167.

1966 Bulova Aerojet "K".

1967 Bulova Aeroject "K"

Geoff Baker
Posted September 22, 2021 - 9:44pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Hey! wait a minute. I saw FIVE alligators the other day on my morning bike ride. Each and every one was covered with alligator 'leather'. HAHA

Andersok
Posted September 22, 2021 - 8:35pm

"K" works for me, I missed that one on the strap.

davep
Posted September 23, 2021 - 3:02am

Yes , I did have to trim a fraction off to get it to fit, as I said it was a tad too wide , However I do have an unused   brown NOS Alligator Bulova strap / buckle, an exact fit ,  looking for a home , so decisions , decisions.