Bulova 1957 Pelham

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.515
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C294616
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21mm x 24MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice garage sale find is one I have never seen before. Appears to be mechanically sound, just needs a service. Crystal is glass, appears original and scratched. No plating wear. 11AC movement dated L7; as is the gold plated caseback. As close as I can come in a speculative guess is an Engineer. Found ads for 56 and 57 in the short ads and they are slightly different in the transition from crysyal corners into lugs; but the only thing I could find even remotely similar. One would think a design this unusual would be an easy ID.

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1957 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 4, 2018 - 8:26am

I may be grasping as well, but I think I see the side profile of the subject watch in the bridge superstructure; even more so with the Pelham labeled crystal. Well played Stephen.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 3, 2018 - 9:43pm

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Thinking about this some more, the watch with this crystal configuration could also be ID'd as a Gedney, especially if the original model variant for these watches was in fact based on the crystal style. 

It's amazing what difference 0.2mm can make.