Bulova 1951 -Unknown

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on September 10, 2020 - 5:06pm
Manufacture Year
1951
Movement Model
10BTC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
315336
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Here is another interesting one I can't quite figure out. It most closely resembles a Watertite "F", but the lugs are slightly different (lug to case transition) from ads, as are the indices and seconds/minutes track. I find only one example of this configuration anyplace, and it's on Lisa's site as seen here. Hers is s/n 315152 ( a difference of 184 ) and also a 1951. I first wondered if this was a re-dial, but the existence of another that is identical and so close in s/n suggests otherwise. All identifying markings are on the inside of case back as seen.

Case is chrome plated, 17J  L1 movement. Face with lume numbers and hands with red second hand and gold indices, as described in 1951 ads for the "F".

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 10, 2020 - 5:14pm

1951 watertite

watertite band

JimDon5822
Posted September 10, 2020 - 10:56pm

Another interesting one.  It looks like a dial from the 1956 Neptune.  That being said it seems like we have two examples so a swap is not likely.  I have to go with unknown.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 11, 2020 - 9:26pm

That dial, I love that dial. Alas I do not see a match, 1951 Bulova Unknown

Andersok
Posted September 12, 2020 - 7:55am

Unknown model