Bulova 1968 President

Submitted by Geoff Baker on March 12, 2011 - 1:04pm
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Manufacture Year
1968
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
F891696
Case shape
Square
Crystal Details
22.40 Round
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

New Old Stock in period display case. Hang Tag Identifies as President - (X) but the letter is not readable. Case back marked .0015 Gold Electroplate Bezel 10k R.G.P back. 

Added 3/12/2011

Photos Updated 12/04/2013

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timerestoration
Posted October 17, 2011 - 7:33pm

 The actual movement is a 17 Jewel 6CL... isn't a "PRESIDENT" supposed to have at least 21 jewels??

mybulova_admin
Posted October 18, 2011 - 8:22pm

In reply to by timerestoration

No, we have disproven that theory many times. Alot of them did come with 21J but there are certainly others that did not.

One very common thing I do see on the later model Presidents is the horizontal and vertical lines on the dial.

timerestoration
Posted October 18, 2011 - 9:00pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

 Thanks admin for answering my question! I just looked closely at the hang tag. It does indeed say 17 Jewels. Not sure why it was assumed 21.

Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

Not sure how you know the movementis 17 jewel Jeff! lol Tell me please!

 

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted October 18, 2011 - 3:02pm

The hang tag typically gives the Jewel count.

Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 8:17pm

If you can read that tag Fifth, I'll buy your magnifying glass, along with your famous calipers.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted October 18, 2011 - 8:24pm

Great looking watch and really suits the 60s. Just happens to be my birth year also....selling?? :-)

William Smith
Posted November 15, 2012 - 1:28pm

So timemachines bought subject watch after it was first posted and confirmed it's a 17 jewel 6CL movement?