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Bulova watch serial number dating

Dials and hands changed styles through the decades, and you need to acquire a basic understanding of the various styles in order to know if all the elements of your watch work together as a cohesive unit.

The code consists of one letter and one number, eg. They used the letter M to signify the decade 1960 to the end of 1969, and the letter N to indicate 1970 to the end of 1979.

The dates codes started in 1948 with"A8" and carried on in sequence with a few exceptions , they missed O out I suppose because of the confusion with zero and then missed "Q, R and S" out for what reason I don't know maybe someone at bulova just didn't like those letters , after 1999 to my knowledge they reverted back to the "A" series numbers again I'm not a 100% percent sure but I had a very modern quartz bulova which clearly beared a date code of "A0" so that's what I'm baseing it on Please remember that this is just an approximate guide and can not be used as a 100% accurate outlook as per how old your watch might be.

Any watch missing one of those three key signatures should be viewed with suspicion.