Bulova 1966 Date King

Submitted by Andersok on August 10, 2014 - 11:41am
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Bulova Date King 'PA' from 1966

Case is 10KT Yellow RGP, with a stainless back marked M5; snap on caseback with the code 2522 stamped inside; 33mm wide w/o crown.

Movement is a manual-wind 11ALD dated M6, with calendar feature and sub-second hand

Dial is White with golden markers and golden duaphine pitched hands. Great condition; no idea if it was ever re-finished.

I added a NOS brown Bulova strap, probably close to the original.


this model shows up in many ads going by the name of Date King and President ('A' in 64).

1964 Ad - Date King 'A' also President 'A' in '64

1965 Ad - Date King 'PA' alternate Ad

1966 Ad - Date King 'PA'

1966 Ad - President

May 1968 Ad - Date King 'PA'

Nov 1968 Ad - Date King 'NQ' with Silver dial

Not real sure what differentiated the Date King from the President. This watch has a crown with a 'B'

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Posted August 10, 2014 - 12:06pm

1966 Date King "PA" nice watch

Posted August 10, 2014 - 12:14pm

Cool DK "PA".

William Smith
Posted August 10, 2014 - 10:25pm

Wow you make the ID'ing easy for me.  '66 Date King "PA" from me too.  Great watch and group of ad matchs.

Posted August 10, 2014 - 10:51pm

Ditto william and a very beautiful watch Ken.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 11, 2014 - 5:56am

Nice work Ken, this one looks spanking new.

Regarding the ads (and thus the Date King - President question). I'd rule out the first ad as it shows Date King with a sweep as opposed to sub seconds. I'd rule out the last two as they're far enough out of the subject watch mfg date as to not be required to ID.  Reviewing the four remaining ads I notice that only the President ad states stainless back, like your watch has, but that still leaves it 3 - 1 in favor of the Date King .

Date King "PA" (Preponderance of Evidence)

Posted August 11, 2014 - 11:31am

I'm all in for the date king id. President's were usually 23 jewels.