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Bulova 1960 Calendial

Submitted by timeless on May 6, 2012 - 3:01pm
AW
Manufacture Year
1960
Movement Model
11AFACD
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
11299-388
Case shape
Round
Case color
White
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
diameter 28.85 mm w/date window magnifier
Gender
Mens
Watch Description
  • Automatic movement marked 'Selfwinding' on dial
  • Matching date on movement and case (M0)
  • Date window
  • All stainless steel case - 33.5mm w/o crown x 39.8mm; 17.6mm between lugs
  • Silvered dial and indices; engine turned center, smooth outer chapter with alternating even numbered Arabic numerals with arrowhead styled indices.

 

11AFACD Automatic Date
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NOVA
Posted May 6, 2012 - 3:13pm

Nice watch, Timeless, and nice job on listing the details and posting great pics.

I note that your watch has the outside only Bulova case signature typical of the 1960s.  It appears to be all Swiss made, which would explain the unusual serial number.

timeless
Posted May 6, 2012 - 3:16pm

I'm curious to know when Bulova began marketing/making date watches.  I haven't noticed anything prior to 1960 in the posted advertisements.

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted May 6, 2012 - 3:28pm

mid 1950's - the '23 Calendar'.

NOVA
Posted June 15, 2012 - 1:02am

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FifthAvenueRes…
Posted May 6, 2012 - 3:40pm

Member Stodrob had one Dated '54 or '56 and I've seen similar.

Mid 50's and the Calendar 23 was the first.

database ad is from 1959 incorrectly labeled 1960.

William Smith
Posted May 6, 2012 - 8:21pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

I'm pretty sure stoddrob had a few posts w/ goos pics of his 50's calendar watches...if they remain on site.

NOVA
Posted June 9, 2012 - 3:36pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Actually, that's incorrect, Fifth.

There was at least one calendar model produced prior to the Calendar 23.  Here's the 1952 ad:

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted June 9, 2012 - 3:38pm

In reply to by NOVA

Yes, and way before 1960 - Can You confirm 1952 Lisa or is this another estimate?

bobbee
Posted May 6, 2012 - 4:44pm

Stunning watch, timeless, Love that Guilloche centre, very attractive.

timeless
Posted May 6, 2012 - 6:50pm

Thanks for the comments, all.   Happy to be able to add an example of this for the database, and with the hope that soon it will have a name other than 'unknown'.  :  )