Bulova 1961 Senator

4/10 votes
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11 AF
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W*C 3MJ225 205
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Case measures 37mm lug to lug x 28mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt hashmark Hour markers with Gilt Arabic numerals at the even Hour positions, Bulova signature is printed in Black and is absent of any tracks. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha and a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand shows on a Black printed 'cross hairs' sub Dial at 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Stainless Steel.

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Stephen Ollman
Posted December 21, 2010 - 3:43am

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No 8. 1955 Senator with variant dial.

1955 Vintage Bulova Ad

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 5:16am


Thanks. There's an example in the database, 1955 Senator. Counting the 'fingers' on the side of the case the example shows 7, this shows 9?

Posted December 21, 2010 - 9:37am

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Maybe the artist thought 9 just to contrite?!  Haha.... no really though... could just be a artist deciding he didn't want to cram the other's in.

It'd be pretty wild to have TWO 1955 watches looking exactly the same except for that diviation.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 11:16pm

*edit to post: Case sides show 7 fingers as in the illustration not 9.

My bad.

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William Smith
Posted February 5, 2013 - 5:13pm

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Fifth- was there any date symbol on the case back?

Posted February 9, 2013 - 8:50am

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Either a different Senator variant or a non-conforming dial.

Senator "A" is what this case shape has been ID'd as.

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William Smith
Posted February 9, 2013 - 4:54pm

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Old Ticker did a nice comparison of Senators A, B, C, and D here.  I think we have been ID'ing based on case differences...and this watch simply has a redail not to original.  
I'd be good with a tentative Senator "A" for this watch...and think it keeps us consistnet in ID'ing- at least least for the A, B, C and D variants of this series at this time period.