Bulova 1957 Bulova 23 "S"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
S
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
B928276
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1957 (L7 - both case and movement) Bulova 23 "S" with original Blue Box

Not For Sale
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
srh11293
Posted April 12, 2018 - 10:58pm

the crown is unsigned, but fits absolutely perfectly on the watch.  I don't know how to tell if it's original or not.

jabs
Posted April 13, 2018 - 4:46am

Panel Member

1958 Bulova 23 "S", similar watch

Andersok
Posted April 13, 2018 - 7:04am

Panel Member

I agree, that is the Bulova 23 'S'

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 13, 2018 - 7:06am

Panel Member

Agreed, Bulova 23 "S"

srh11293
Posted April 13, 2018 - 7:35am

One difference to note between my watch and the one pictured in the ad is the length of hands.  Though other Bulova 23 "S" in the database also have shorter hands - more similar to the watch pictured in this ad: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1958-1.jpg  - yet, that one has cross hair dial

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 13, 2018 - 10:38am

Panel Member

Looks like the '23S' to me, hands may have been replaced, but the watch is fairly pristine, so not likely. I don't think it will affect the ID.

23 S gets my vote. 

srh11293
Posted April 13, 2018 - 10:56am

After I saw the second ad, I realized that when I picked up the watch, it (most likely) had the original band - same design as the one in the ad.   Honestly, I was about to throw it away, as I really don't like such bands, but I'm glag I did not.