Bulova 1956 Bulova 23

Submitted by gmmy775 on March 21, 2020 - 8:53pm
Q
Manufacture Year
1956
Movement Model
10BPAC
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
101091
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
29.40Dia mm, in watch. Domed acrylic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Bulova Automatic  23j 10BPAC USA L6/L6 10109 Stainless Steel

I don't generally post incomplete watches, but in this case I am requesting advice on what the correct hands are, and if they are available.  Possibly a better example of an identical dial as well.  Thank you

Case Dimensions:

        Width w/o Crown:      34.85 mm

        Length:                          42.30 mm w/lugs

        Depth:                             9.65 mm wo/crystal, 12.80 mm w/crystal

        Lug Width:                    17.75 mm

        Crystal:                         29.40Dia mm, in watch.  Domed acrylic

        Crown:                            4.05 mm diameter, signed BULOVA

        Engraving on inside case back;  Stainless Steel; Bulova Watch Co; Swiss; no watchmakers marks

        Engraving on outside case back:  BULOVA; Stainless Steel; Shock Resistant; 10109; L6;                  Anti-Magnetic; Self Winding; Water Proof

Movement:  10BPAC

        Engraving on Movement:   On rotor: BULOVA – U.S.A.; 23 Jewels; 6 Adjustments; 10BPAC; Heat – Cold – Isochronism – 3 Positons.  On movement bridge: L6

Notes:  Missing hands.  Would very much appreciate info concerning correct hands for this model, and a source if available.

Dial view
Case back view
Movement view
Inside Case Back view
Crown Side view
mybulova_admin
Posted March 21, 2020 - 9:13pm

According to the 1957_LineBook_BAWD0131 pg 33, your watch is a Bulova 23 "Q". Correct hands are shown below.

1956 Bulova 23 "Q" watch

gmmy775
Posted March 21, 2020 - 9:15pm

The MyBulova crew is amazing!  Thanx.  I will be looking for these immediately

gmmy775
Posted March 21, 2020 - 9:21pm

In reply to by gmmy775

I overlooked a digit in the serial number.  The correct number is 101091, instead of 10109.  Can this be corrected?  Thank you

Geoff Baker
Posted March 21, 2020 - 10:24pm

Agree on ID - 1956 Bulova 23 Q

Andersok
Posted March 22, 2020 - 9:31am

Bulova 23 'Q'

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 22, 2020 - 11:22am

Bulova 23 "Q"

JimDon5822
Posted March 22, 2020 - 12:00pm

1956 Bulova 23 "Q".  I can't wait to see what you do with it.  Great project watch. 

gmmy775
Posted March 22, 2020 - 1:43pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

went through 18 pages of ebay watch parts with no direct hits.  I am surmising that the hands are "dauphine" and silver. I will be calling Borel Monday for some generic.  Certain features make this model appealing to me:  The long lugs, the hidden crown. and the fact that it has a removable bezel.  The dial actually looks better than the photos, and I can live with it.