Bulova 1966 Date King

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 27, 2020 - 7:25am
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Managed to pick up this watch on the cheap.  It looks to be 1966 Bulova Date King which I believe might be the first for the DB with this dial configuration.  This one does not have the quadrant dial and the second register is recessed.  I could not find an ad with this particular configuration.  The case is a yellow gold 10KT RGP and is the same case used in the Engineer and Date King models.  The movement is a 11ALD 17J movement with an M6 date code as does the yellow gold plated case back.  The dial is a frosted gold with applied yellow gold hour markers and a very recessed seconds register.  Needs a new crystal and some case wear but a nice watch.   I believe it to be an unknown variant of the Bulova Date King.  Including an ad showing the AE Variant. 

1966 Date King
1966 Date King
1966 Date King
Posted July 27, 2020 - 8:40am

Could this be a Date King NX, like this one?

Looks like a match to me.

1966 Date King "NX" gets my vote

1967 Line Book BAWD0168 page 28 of 58

linebook dateking


Posted July 27, 2020 - 8:54am

Dang it was my own find too.   Yes it is clearly a 1966 Date King "NX"

Date King NX


Kathy L.
Posted July 27, 2020 - 3:48pm

Very nice 60s look.

1966 Bulova Date King "NX"

Posted July 28, 2020 - 4:16am

Date King "NX"

Geoff Baker
Posted July 28, 2020 - 8:22pm

1966 Date King NX - nice snag

Jim - FYI - I removed the original advert you posted for the Date King AE