Bulova 1951 Arnold

Submitted by Jim Townsend on June 26, 2014 - 6:11pm
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Picked this beauty up today at a local flea market on my lunch hour. Asked how much and bout fell over when the guy said 20 dollars. Beautiful and keeps time to the min. I was shocked i couldnt get 20 bucks out fast enough and try not to look excited. Awesome find i must say. case stamped L1  as is the movement. 15 jewel 10 BT 10K Rolled gold plate.

Jim Townsend 1951 Bulova Arnold 7 3 2014
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Jim Townsend
Posted June 26, 2014 - 7:16pm

Checked ads for 1951 nothing like it. Or in watch data base either, Ok bobbee i found another unknown lol :-)


Geoff Baker
Posted June 28, 2014 - 5:43am

Jim - when checking ads, I usually start two, sometimes three years ahead of the date code - or the earliest case date code. Go back to 1950, I bet you find it (it's as plain as.....the watch on your wrist)

Jim Townsend
Posted June 28, 2014 - 8:10pm

Thanks Geoff looks to be an Arnold to me

Geoff Baker
Posted June 29, 2014 - 6:33am

Well done Jim, I think it's an Arnold too.

Reverend Rob
Posted June 29, 2014 - 10:23am

Score! Arnold.

William Smith
Posted June 29, 2014 - 11:17am

Nice Arnold.  

Jim Townsend
Posted June 29, 2014 - 3:33pm

Thanks Geoff now i will search a year or 2 before and after when i post a new watch:)

Posted July 3, 2014 - 9:09pm

Is the crystal glass or plastic?

My 1950 Arnold is plastic and I was wondering if I should have it changed out to glass.


Geoff Baker
Posted July 4, 2014 - 7:23am

Donald - there really is no reason to change it out. If it's damaged somehow you could consider a glass replacement, if you can find one.