Bulova 1951 Caldwell

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4974217
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Shadow Dial shows appled Gilt indecees, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Dauphine, pitched and a Gilt Index Seconds Hand shows on a subsiduary Dial.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 28, 2013 - 8:36am

New 'UNKNOWN' configured identically to the 'ACADEMY AWARD' "O" variant of era, http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1952-academy-award-5176 sans the Case bezel and Dial.

I believe this Watch will eventually be identified as a part of the Series.

enjoy,

1951 'UNKNOWN'

bourg01
Posted December 28, 2013 - 11:46am

Panel Member

Has a couple noteable  AA characteristics, 21J 10BM, 2 tone dial. it wouldn't suprise me at all to be another AA variant.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 28, 2013 - 12:55pm

Agreed.

The Year of Manufacture is bang on, the Case composition and markings are identical also.

The open subsiduary register is most compelling, the 'EXCELLENCY' of era registers seem to be enclosed, having a defined border.

Time will tell.

plainsmen
Posted December 30, 2013 - 1:02am

Club 5000Panel Member

Unknown... interesting back case.

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William Smith
Posted December 30, 2013 - 1:05am

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Unknown from me....

mybulova_admin
Posted December 30, 2013 - 7:49am

Club 5000Panel Member

Moving to Unknown for now.

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 30, 2013 - 10:24am

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Unknown, but I'm inclined to think it's a heretofore unidentified AA variant, as mentioned.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 30, 2013 - 8:41pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Very distinctive case back indeed......alas Unknown too.....for now

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bobbee
Posted March 30, 2014 - 8:04am

1951 advert.

The "CALDWELL", looks to be the one.

 

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bobbee
Posted April 18, 2014 - 4:18am

Perfect match, dial shading, subsidiary dial, numbers, case, jewel count.