Bulova 1950 Standish

Submitted by numberlock76 on November 17, 2020 - 10:38am
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I believe it is a 1950 Standish, due to the elongated lugs and lack of engraving at the top and bottom of the bezel, however, I cannot locate a Standish with a black dial. The lines around the sub-seconds dial appear different as well, so it could be a re-dial. Any help identifying this one would be greatly appreciated! I'd like to order a replacement crystal for it and want to be sure to order the right one. 

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Posted November 17, 2020 - 8:16pm

We have previously ID'd this watch case with white face as Standish, based solely on crystal specs. We have no ads for that model. Here is an example, with a replacement specs crystal discussion.

In 1955, we find this model  listed as discontinued, and ID'ed as Stanton (again with white face), as seen here. Here is another, unengraved with similar crystal discussion.

I find no ads noting black face, so it is possibly a redial or unknown variant. Dial looks original to me, but that is a gut feeling thing. It's a toss up for me at this point. Standish may have been renamed Stanton at some point between 1950 and 1955, so if I was to go on instinct, I'd be more inclined to call it a Standish tentative, as it appears that name appeared first, and the earliest example of the watch we have seen is 1950..

There is no reference to Stanton in the Line Books with a black dial variant. Isn't this easy? (smiles, sighs and rolls eyes)

At this point in the research, I'm at

1950 Standish - tentative noting dial color discrepancy.


. In any event, I think we have at least identified the crystal.

Kathy L.
Posted November 18, 2020 - 9:55am

Nice research Bob.  Based on the other entries in the DB I would agree.

1950 Bulova Standish - tentative

Posted November 18, 2020 - 5:14pm

Looks like an original dial to me.  I’ve searched quite a bit and have not found an ad to confirm the model name Standish.  Based on the attribution of the previous models I’ll go along with a tentative 1950 Standish model black dial variant.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 19, 2020 - 9:00pm

1950 Bulova Standish, my guess is a refinished dial, nice watch

Posted November 20, 2020 - 5:13pm

Thank you all for the input so far! I ordered a crystal based on the 1952 Standish entry and it was a great fit. 

G-S CMN300 Crystal Installed


Posted November 20, 2020 - 5:16pm

Looks great! Perfect!