Bulova 1950 -Non-Conforming

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Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
n/a
Case Serial No.: 
n/a
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I inherited this Bulova from my father. I have a pic of him wearing it in 1956. The watch has been  in my jewelry box for 27 years since he passed. He had not wore the watch since the middle 1960's. I finally decided it was time to bring her back to life, so I wound it up and it has been running fine for several days. 2 or so minutes fast per day. I purchased a black leather band and have been wearing it.

I opened the case and did not take pics at the time. I did write down the movement as I know this is one of the ways we date Bulova watches. I do not want to open it again as I had trouble getting it back together.

The watch face is black and hands and numerals are gold - 12, 3, 6, and 9, and the others are slashes.

FRONT OF WATCH:

Bulova

Movement (written under BULOVA)

BACK OF WATCH:

Stainless steel back

*There are no case serial #s. Also, the crown is not signed.

On the inside of the watch case I noticed several dates that had been engraved. I assumed these to be service dates. They were very small, even with a magnifying glass. The final date looked to be 1971.

The closest watch I could find on the site was a 1953 Jordan. But, I won't make a guess as I have been wrong before when posting watches. I will leave it to the panel. These guys are the best!

Any help and/or information is greatly appreciated. This is a true heirloom.

**Also, I have not cleaned the watch. I would think leaving it 'as is' is preferable. Thoughts? Suggestions?

Scott Allen Reid

Hampton, Virginia

 

 

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Geoff Baker
Posted August 12, 2017 - 6:20am

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Hi Scott - your watch can be updated to reflect the new information on the date of the movement. Throughout this thread we've noted that the case is similar to the Bulova Ashford model. One of our primary goals with the myBulova web site is to help people like your self identify their watches. Because of that we take care how we name watches, we've tagged yours as Non Conforming and noted that it is similar to the Ashford.

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N5XTC
Posted August 13, 2017 - 12:10pm

Thanks for the help. You guys have been a HUGE help IDing my watch. Always excellent conversations and information on the Bulova Group site. Scott

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N5XTC
Posted August 13, 2017 - 12:10pm

Thanks for the help. You guys have been a HUGE help IDing my watch. Always excellent conversations and information on the Bulova Group site. Scott

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N5XTC
Posted August 13, 2017 - 12:08pm

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N5XTC
Posted August 19, 2017 - 8:21pm

Ran across this Ashford. Identical to my father's. Now I know what the watch looks like all shined up like a new penny.

 

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