21st Century

Bulova 1960 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10BZ
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
E339328
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.5 x 19.5
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch came to me from a non-watch savy source in the box pictured. Box is obviously not correct (Waterproof), but may be the box it came in from the jeweler. It's as clean as the watch and of the proper time period give or take a couple years, I believe. Movement and case both dated M0. Movement is a 10BZ 21 jewels

bourg01 and Lisa both call this a 21st Century based on crystal dimensions. Here is what I believe to be an unmolested sock drawer watch that is basically pristine inside and out with what appears to me to be the original crystal, face,  hands , signed srown and likely the original Speidel band. What do you think?

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Bulova 1956 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B033685
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1956 Siglo 21 (Century 21) aka Ivanhoe

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Bulova 1956 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B754959
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

movement has L4 on it caseback has L6 on it

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Bulova 1959 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
10BP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
D650595
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
CMY289-40 20.5 x 19.5
Additional Information: 

Well, let's give this a try and see how well we do. Using the only data available, there are no ads in the DB showing this model so I have to resort to the crystal package which says " Bulova 1200D, 21st Century". So what do we call it?

 

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Bulova 1954 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
8BA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
8185495
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The movement is marked L3 and the case is marked L4

Very nice shape and a very intersting design to the case.

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Bulova 1953 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

The BULOVA "IVANHOE," Circa 1952- 57 (?) 17 Jewels... 

The watch is currently for sale hereafter, if anyone is interested? I inquired about additional images, so excluding the case back, there you have it, for the 1953 version, as advertised?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200586837737&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123#ht_500wt_1156

I previously thought the bezel only curved one way (Hence the prior "Harrington" ID hereafter)

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1954-harrington-1004

however according to both Gary and (since) also a third party... it apparently curves from side- to- side as well... And of the three very similar crystals and models specified, from numerous crystal catalogs... ONLY the IVANHOE curves both ways... (See also my prior comments and crystal data, below...)

It also appears to denote "L1" on the movement, so perhaps this is yet another 2- year (til cased) gap??

 

Best :-)   Scott

 

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Bulova 1954 21st Century

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
8BA
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
8189172
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchased this watch from the States about 6 weeks ago - 10k RGP - musical note like lugs. I had the back off  and there was a retainer to hold the movement tight in the case. This was spring like and it was a devil of a job to get back - I forgot to make a note of the movement number.  I don 't feel inclined to have another look!

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