Bulova 1957 Senator

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on May 31, 2023 - 8:43am
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Crystal details
23.1mm x 18.7mm domed top both ways and arched below on all sides.
Watch Description

1957 Bulova Senator “H”
SN C631857 on a Stainless Steel case back
L7 date code
17 jewel 11AC movement with L7 date code

1956 ad in the pictures

crystal measures 23.1mm x 18.7mm
The crystal is square when viewed from above.
It is domed crosswise as well as top to bottom.
The underside of the crystal is arched on all sides.
The case does not allow for a crystal that is flat under any side.

While the illustration in the 1956 ad is poor, it’s sufficient for identification by comparison.

1957 Bulova Senator “H” dial
1957 Bulova Senator “H” case back
1957 Bulova Senator “H” 11AC movement
1957 Bulova Senator “H” ad from 1956
Posted May 31, 2023 - 10:07am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I wish mine looked that good. I hope it will someday once I learn to polish the cases.

I was going to include the line book entry but if I resize the image, the only way the system will let me post it is if I rotate it 90°.

Posted May 31, 2023 - 10:51am

In reply to by Stinky_Sullivan

I use an impregnated  cotton wadding called "NEVR-DULL". It works wonders on watch cases and is reasonable cost and a can literally lasts for years. Tear off a wad and buff watch then polish with a soft cloth. It doesn't remove plating or scratches, but does wonders for overall appearance.

It's available at some hardware stores; I get it off eBay. Just type NEVR-DULL into search.

Posted May 31, 2023 - 12:00pm

In reply to by Stinky_Sullivan

Dude... every pretty watch I put up has been cleaned/polished with these cloths.

CONNOISSEURS Ultrasoft Gold & Silver Jewelry Polishing Cloth https://a.co/d/aEWXZcY

Just use the ones for Gold... the white side of the cloth cleans and polishes, the pink side shines them up fierce.


Posted May 31, 2023 - 9:42am

Nice looking watch...Senator "H"