Bulova 1951 Duo Wind

Submitted by kennedy759 on December 13, 2012 - 12:41pm
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On the dial it says self winding. inside it said stainless back and 10k plated gold.

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 8:46am

Duo Wind in keeping with the other ID and dial diference.

Posted April 11, 2013 - 6:52pm

Duo Wind

William Smith
Posted April 11, 2013 - 7:29pm

Yeah I'm good with 1952 Duowind. It does look like the Spencer ad (one year later) shows a shadow dial.

Reverend Rob
Posted April 11, 2013 - 8:51pm


Geoff Baker
Posted April 12, 2013 - 5:36am

Amazing how fast things change

DW from me too

Posted April 13, 2013 - 12:19am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Seems as though my posts supporting DW have disapeared from the thread,  OK. fine, at least you've accepted the date of manufacture to make it right. I've checked it off with 3 ticks.

Posted June 2, 2013 - 8:25pm

..actually Gents let's look at this one again.

The colored ad above (displayed on page one, dated 1953) for the "two-tone" Dialed 'SPENCER' is not showing a two-tone Dial at all, it's showing a quadrant cut gabled Crystal as the 1952 Black and White ad. below shows with greater detail.

1952 'SPENCER'

Posted June 3, 2013 - 4:57am

Interesting point. So the model name changed in 1952 would be indicated here.

Posted June 3, 2013 - 6:52am


I would suggest this design follows the same path as the heavily 'debated' circular 1950 'DUO-WIND' vs 1951 'THAYER'. http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1950-duo-wind-1088

The Movement inside of these timepieces being the key, a 'DUO-WIND' will have a bi-directionally winding Movement, the 10CSC found inside the subject I believe winds in only one direction.


alien Ant
Posted June 3, 2013 - 7:24am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Hello, I cannot vouch for the model differences you are talking about, but I have a 1953 Clipper and this contains the 10 csc mentioned above, and I can vouch for it being a bi-directional winding movement.

Can I make the suggestion that it may be the ability to wind both by hand and by wrist movement, being the reason for the duo-wind name?