Bulova 1951 Bulova 23

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.02
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
5AR
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
76808
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
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1953 Bulova23
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted December 24, 2010 - 8:32pm

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Looks like a Bulova 23 Le Petite

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William Smith
Posted June 11, 2012 - 1:19pm

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Is it the camera angle and crystal which is making this dial look like it doesn't fit the bezel?

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2015 - 2:24pm

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Should this be ID'ed as a Bulova 23?  

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1955mercury
Posted March 10, 2015 - 5:56pm

The movement data base shows the 5AR movement made from 1963 till 1965.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

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...and I sure can't see a datecode on the movement photo...

So 1951 (L0) case and unknown movement date, but age can be ranged by production of 5AR.

Movement swap, and maybe dial swap w/ movement swap...as I still think it looks like the dial doesn't quite fit the bezel.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 10, 2015 - 7:23pm

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Non Conforming, I'd say. 

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2015 - 7:26pm

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Me too, Rev