Bulova 1953 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
0
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
N/A
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1953 Bulova Seabee (?) in a French case

Found this watch in a lot I purchased.  I like the larger case (33.5 mm) - as compared to similar, but smaller military issue watches.  The case was made by SWARTCHILD, France  The watch looks like Seabee, but is all SS and has a screw on case back.

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1953 Bulova, French SWARTCHILD Case
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1953 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted January 10, 2018 - 5:17am

Club 5000Panel Member

I think we have previously established that these particular waterproof cases were indeed manufcatured by another company other than Bulova.

Panel can you confirm past discussions about Bulova using 3rd party case manufactures for this model? 

Geoff Baker
Posted January 11, 2018 - 6:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

I think this is a example of a Bulova movement placed in a non-Bulova case. I would lean toward non-conforming on this watch.

srh11293
Posted January 11, 2018 - 9:51am

Are there other examples of Bulovas in SWARTCHILD cases?

jabs
Posted January 12, 2018 - 7:46am

Panel Member

Non-conforming

mybulova_admin
Posted January 12, 2018 - 9:50pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I stand corrected. We have a reference to Swartchild & Co, but it relates to a catalog publication listing various watch models and movements from the mid 1930s.

Based on the non-Bulova case and seeing that all other Seabees had a 'Bulova' stamped case, I now agree that the marrying of the watch with this case makes it non-conforming.