Bulova 1960 Senator "B"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Very nice example of the 1960 Bulova Senator "B".   It sports a pretty unique case that has held up very nicely through the last 50 years.

This model was ID'd from the ad posted on this site:

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1960 Bulova Senator B
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Geoff Baker
Posted September 9, 2011 - 5:20am

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$39.75? - No Money Down? - $5 a month?

OK, I'll take it. I'll PM you my address and fax you a fiver.

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stoddrob
Posted March 27, 2012 - 9:42pm

Now that dial's exactly like the one I have...except I wonder why mine's a 11AC and this one's an 11AF? As I've always said, and stand by, there's no exact science to what Bulova did or didn't do. Time and time again we see variations that defy logic (not necessarily here, in this case) and explaination and that doesn't always mean "Non-Conforming" except to certain people. Nice watch Plainsmen!

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DarHin
Posted March 27, 2012 - 9:52pm

The 11AF was a successor to the 11AC and came out in '58. I think. Maybe.

Ok, I cheated and lookind it up on Ranfft's site.

EDIT - I can't even cheat right. It came out in '59.

plainsmen
Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:22pm

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Yeah gents... that one has a pretty cool case. 

I think it's a pretty good concensus with the regulars here on the site that Bulova throws a monkey wrench in it's absolutes with probably putting whatever stock they had on hand into the case for production.

We all can see the various 1+/- case to movement differences and have to speculate that's what happened.  Unfortunately all the records are gone... gone... gone.

That's why it's great we have this place to try to architect our way through these old bones!