Bulova 1969 Date King

Submitted by Dane K on February 19, 2015 - 12:22am
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So this looks just like the '66 Date King, but not the same movement. The back has M9 so I'm guessing a 1969 Date King. Could not find the movement listed on Watchophilia database. 17 jewel 11 BLD, sub dial, 10k RGP and stainless back. I'm stumped. Thanks in advance to all the experts. 


Dane k 1963 Bulova 02 20 2015
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted February 19, 2015 - 3:38am

We have the 11BLD in our movement database.  Am I seeing an N1 date code on your movement?

Dane K
Posted February 19, 2015 - 3:29pm

In reply to by William Smith

I took a better picture of the movement and under UNADJUSTED SWISS it appears to be a M9. Is there a way to upload another image? Also the inside of the case back is marked 2125.

Posted February 19, 2015 - 1:35pm

Nice catch Will. It looks like an N1 or N7.

Dane K
Posted February 21, 2015 - 2:26am

In reply to by JP

I uploaded a better picture of the movement, hope that will help with the ID. Thank you.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 21, 2015 - 8:51am

Nice watch Dane, classic style. I don't think the watch jabs linked to matches the ad used to ID it, the dial is different. The thing the throws me off on your watch is the sub seconds as opposed to sweep seconds, I didn't think Bulova was still using sub seconds this late in the decade. I really don't see a match to this beauty. I'm saying Unknown for now.

William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 12:02pm

Unknown model ID, based on Geoff's observations above.

Posted February 21, 2015 - 2:53pm

ditto Will.

Posted February 21, 2015 - 3:13pm

Gents excuse me, but what you see here is a fundamental difference ??

William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 4:41pm

In reply to by jabs

Well now that I look at the two watches and the ad (below), I see they all have the sub seconds and there is no sweep second in either watch or the ad.

Subject watch could be a dial variant of the Date King series.  Thanks for being persistant Jabs :)