Bulova 1951 Brunswick

Submitted by Patrick67 on January 31, 2013 - 7:33pm
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Posted January 31, 2013 - 7:45pm

It would be alot better to see pics of the full case, front, side and back including the lugs for details missing here. At this point I couldn't comment as per an ID.

William Smith
Posted January 31, 2013 - 7:56pm

Yea a nice full shot of the watch would be great....and a picture of the inside case back and movement, if possible.  Nice to see a solid gold watch.

Posted January 31, 2013 - 7:59pm

Back off on the camera and try to get the sides and front and back and inside of the back as well as the movement back and we should have no problem iding this lovely 14K watch.

Posted February 3, 2013 - 11:03am

In reply to by JP

Wow. Thanks for the quick replies!

Sorry for the pics. I have limited camera options at the moment. If I back up too much, I lose focus. I just took some alternate pics. I hope that will help matters. 

By the way, the bottom of the front face says "Swiss." The same shows up inside the case near where it's labeled as 17 jewels. I don't know if that helps. Pics will be uploaded via edit I hope... 

<Edit> Watch runs like a charm, although it's dirty. Belonged to my deceased father.

<Edit 2> I found the same watch model by typing "1951 Bulova 14k Swiss" (without the quotation marks) into Google Images! Is the model name actually "Swiss"??? Anyway, here are some better distance images of the same watch as my father's watch -- except for different armbands.


Posted January 31, 2013 - 9:31pm

One of the Senators or Ambassadors?

Posted February 1, 2013 - 3:36am

A few potentials, but nothing that's a match so far.

Unknown for this beautiful watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 3, 2013 - 5:54am


William Smith
Posted February 3, 2013 - 5:37pm

It look like the outside case signature of the "similar" watch (the good pictures) is not the same as the case signature of the subject watch being ID'ed (does it have the 14K GOLD stamp?), but Patrick67 states everything else looks the same.

Posted February 3, 2013 - 6:29pm

In reply to by William Smith

William Smith: It's very hard to read anything in the "good" pic, but those pics came up when I typed "1951 Bulova 14k swiss" into Google Images, so I assume that case would also  show "14K GOLD - BULOVA L1" if it wasn't washed out by glare.

I wish my Dad's watch looked so clean!

Although it's probably not going to be helpful at identifying the model, I noticed that the inside of my case also has the following stamped inside: BULOVA (rounded above) -- 14K GOLD (center) -- NEW YORK (rounded below). Below those stamped letters are some shiny markings that are upside down from the stamps. Those faint etchings seem to be "M - 291 - L".

Sorry about my ignorance. I am truly a newbie at this stuff.

William Smith
Posted February 3, 2013 - 6:49pm

Thanks for the inside case back info on your Dad's watch. Everything stamped on the watch helps.  Both your Dad's watch and the other watch look the same, so even if the other watch was gold plate, it wouldn't matter for comparisons of case shape/dial/crystal.  Google images searches the image file names, and who ever created the image filename could have left off the "plate" or "fill" part...but it's not important.