Bulova 1959 Bulova 23 "CW"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
CW
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
L9
Case Serial No.: 
D471066
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1959 Bulova 23 "CW". Same as the "C" with the exception of face text and apparently re-designated the "CW" in 1958. This is a classic "sock drawer watch", in the original box with manual and s/n filled in with a purchase date of Feb. 1960. I find no ads for the "CW" to verify, but I have to believe the JB scissor band on it is original. If not, I would think it's been on the watch since 1960.

Color is a little off in some of the photos; watch is 10K yellow gold RGP with a stainless back.

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jabs
Posted February 28, 2018 - 4:40am

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Agree with Bulova 23 "CW" like this

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Andersok
Posted February 28, 2018 - 8:02am

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Around 1958 the model number 31305 changed from the 'C' to the 'CW'. Here is a 1959 ad:

Leather strap looks to be what came with the watch originally.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 28, 2018 - 8:13am

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1959 Bulova 23 CW

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 28, 2018 - 8:14am

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Nice ad match Ken! Band on subject watch is then likely a point of purchase upgrade. It looks like a 1960 Valentine's Day gift that was seldom if ever worn.