Original dial 1954 Reed

Submitted by RSMT on June 20, 2020 - 6:38am

Recently I bought a 1954 Reed for restoration. I’m doubting the originality of the dial (and the crown). The “B” in Bulova is small and “Selfwinding” is missing. Everything else is exactly as it should be. Any comments? Can it be original? Should I leave it as it is, or have it restored?

Posted June 20, 2020 - 6:59am

1954 Reed

Geoff Baker
Posted June 20, 2020 - 10:09pm

Hard to tell,dial could be redone without the "Selfwinding"statement. I would say the crown is not correct but it's possible it's just really, really worn down. 

Posted June 21, 2020 - 6:17am

Leave as is.

Would appreciate you adding it to the watch database where the panel can discuss the merits of its model which can be one of two options. Reed vs Lord Springfield.



Posted June 21, 2020 - 6:34am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thanks! I absolutely was planning to add it. Do you want me to add before or after restoring it?