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Bulova 1966 International

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1966

Movement Model: 

11ALACD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

408

Case shape: 

Round

Additional Information

Hi, just acquired this lovely 1966 (M6 on the caliber) Bulova automatic, full 18K gold, with 11ALACD caliber, Bulova marked crown.
Can' t identify the model, if there is a model name for it ?.. Anybody has an idea of what it could be ?

There is also a code on the caliber ("65", see photo) does it mean anything ?

I enclose the photo of the front, inside (with a "408" code) and outside of the back and caliber

Thanks in advance

Regards
Roby

Milan, Italy

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 19, 2018 - 7:58pm

A beautiful watch. Unusual to see in 18K gold. Watches like this are very hard to ID, as it was made outside the US and we have very few ads from Europe in the database.

Bulova International was a Europe based Bulova plant and I suspect this watch was a European model not imported to the US and therefore not advertised here. I wish I could give it a name, but am having no luck. My best guess is a variant of the Date King, but I have never seen one in a solid gold case.

We have a generic category "International", where we have been placing watches such as yours with the hopes of someday being able to assign a model name.

Panel thoughts?

Proby01
Posted October 20, 2018 - 11:05am

Thanks to all for your replies. It does look like a "Date King" (PC) but obviously and certainly made in Switzerland therefore INTERNATIONAL

very helpful

regards

Roby

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 20, 2018 - 12:31am

Agreed, the closest I can find is also the Date King model, but suspect it may not have been given a name when sold overseas.

Here's an 1966 advert showing a similar design. Watch 'G' listed as a Date King 'PC'.

1966 Bulova advert

and another...

1966 Bulova advert

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 20, 2018 - 7:15am

I've seen that 'code' once or twice, this one has it. This one is marked Bulova International on the case back. I think that's the ID we assign it.

1966 Bulova International

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Andersok
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Posted October 20, 2018 - 9:53am

Bulova International

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Kathy L.
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Posted October 20, 2018 - 9:55am

1966 Bulova International