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Bulova 1951 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

10BM

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

L1

Case Serial No.: 

3659565

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

High domed end to end

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This watch seems to resemble posted examples of the HE"B", but is a 17 jewel with no case engraving and a plain dia. Watch appears to be all original with dial in original state of finish. Band is a pigskin leather replacement. Stainless steel back. Both movement and case dated L1.

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted February 6, 2018 - 12:27pm

You're right, there is a definite resemblance to the case and dial of the HE 'B'. I don't see this case design in other ads, and I wondering if perhaps due to the lack of bezel engravings and non-21-jewel movement that it is another model name. I'm going with 1951 Unknown at this time.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2018 - 6:10am

Agree Ken, it would need 21 j to be His Excellency.

1951 Bulova Unknown

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 9, 2018 - 8:42pm

How about a 1951 Bulova Senator.

1953 Bulova Senator watch

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 9, 2018 - 9:23pm

Nice call and a great ad find, Stephen!  I think you might have nailed it. Appears to be same case, face and jewel count.

Basically an HE without the engraving, shadow dial and a lower jewel count movement.

 

I'll go along with 1951 Senator.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted February 9, 2018 - 9:18pm

The Senator in the ad appears to be this model. Also, notice the font of the number 2 and 4 markers in the ad.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 9, 2018 - 9:29pm

You might be right Ken, ad resolution isn't very good. I downloaded the ad and enlarged it, and font differs from ad to subject watch.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 10, 2018 - 9:42pm

Hmm you are correct, the lugs are slightly different from the advert and the Senator you mention above.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 10, 2018 - 9:44pm

Oh well, back to square one.......

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 22, 2018 - 9:13pm

Naw.. that's not the Senator.. totes different. Hrrmm.. I don't think I know this one.. wow.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 3, 2018 - 8:21am

Panel members? trending to Unknown, any suggestions?