Bulova 1960 Bulova 23 "Mystery Dial"

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Variant: 
Mystery Dial
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10BZAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E396249
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

What model could this be? It has M0 on the case back. Powered by a 10BZAC 23 Jewel movement. Came with an original strap. Looks like new! Very unusual. 

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DarHin
Posted May 18, 2012 - 10:48pm

Cool watch and interesting mystery dial.

I wonder if you could take another pic of the entire movement? There is a discussion in a couple of other threads regarding what appears to be a chevron symbol on the 10BZ movements and I am curious as to whether or not yours has it. It could be out of the frame on your existing pic or underneath the rotor.

Thanks

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 18, 2012 - 10:54pm

Wow !

commonly known as the 'MYSTERY DIAL' but did Bulova place the mystery dial into several different models?

The nicest I have seen to Date, mint.

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William Smith
Posted May 18, 2012 - 11:03pm

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Fantastic watch.  That thing is 52 years young!  I've seen Bulvoa mystery dials, but never seen this beauty.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 12, 2013 - 12:42pm

1960 '23'

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Reverend Rob
Posted May 12, 2013 - 1:10pm

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So, according to the ad, it's a '23' with what we are calling a 'mystery dial' Now that I see it up close, it is even more interesting than I thought. I have seen other maker's versions with acrylic or plastic discs, carrying the 'hands'. This is a much cleaner, and longer lasting execution, I would think. The plastic discs would often warp with age. I think it is entirely plausible that Bulova put the mystery dial into various models. 

bourg01
Posted May 12, 2013 - 1:23pm

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Bulova used metal for the dials. I just had one refinished, thouh I'm not sure what metal was used, it is metal.