Bulova 1967 Date King

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on June 5, 2021 - 5:12pm
AG
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
Unk
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
F163381
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Just picked this one up, and it looks like it never saw any serious wrist time. Stainless case shines like a mirror and it looks like it has never been opened. I will at some point, but not today. At time of posting, it's been in my hand for about 3 hrs, is running and appears to have lost a second over those 3 hrs.

According to 1966 Linebook 162, this is a Date King "AG" when mounted on a stainless steel band, and a Date King "PM" when mounted on leather. Based on that, this is a 

Date King "AG".

Band is a nice Kreisler and is a pretty close match to the ad from the previous year. Only difference is the "Waterproof" text on the dial. I am assuming that may be explained by the year difference between the watch and linebook entry. Watch is a match besides that.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 5, 2021 - 5:27pm

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For future reference, here is the "PM" version. Note the stock numbers.

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As I uploaded these ads, I noticed that the strap version (PM) doesn't list luminous hands and dots on dial; or "antimagnetic". I wonder if this is an accidental omission?

mybulova_admin
Posted June 6, 2021 - 12:43am

Yeap the Bulova Date King "AG" gets all the ticks from me.

Does make you wonder if the lack of certain elements like the lume, was the telling factors with some variants.

Andersok
Posted June 6, 2021 - 8:15am

These two variants certainly look identical, aside from band. There is a 1966 ad for the PM stating luminous, and there is clearly lume on the watch in the linebook photo.

Without the original band for the AG, I'm inclined to go with PM.

Kathy L.
Posted June 6, 2021 - 10:26am

Certainly a Date King.  I think that looks like an original band and might just be a photography thing in the minor differences.  I would be inclined to go "AG"

JimDon5822
Posted June 7, 2021 - 12:05pm

1967 Bulova Date King "AG" looks to be a great match and it does look like the original bracelet.   

 

Geoff Baker
Posted June 7, 2021 - 9:10pm

I see a distinct difference in the band on the watch and the band shown on the AG. I'm with Ken 1967 Bulova Date King PM