Bulova 1952 Evening Star

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on August 16, 2012 - 4:43pm
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Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 26mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Black Dial shows applied Gilt Numerals and Bulova signature, tracks are printed in Gold.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Snap fit Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

vintage display ad dated 1952.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 6:50pm

Yep, it's confirmed......We've totally lost it.

: )

Posted August 16, 2012 - 7:48pm

Treasurer all the way.

Reverend Rob
Posted August 16, 2012 - 9:51pm

I'm going with Treasurer also, but pristine black dials always make me wonder. I'm not one to knock a re-dial, especially if it is good. Regardless, it is a beautiful watch, Mark. 

Posted August 16, 2012 - 11:51pm

Ya, the Dial is a little too nice to be true, but it matches the condition of the Case and Movement and in looking at the ads I believe the Watch is on its original expansion band which is mint also.

I wont be ripping the Dial off this one anytime soon, new Glass, Service and I can toss it in the sock drawer. So, it will remain a mystery.


3 variants of the 'TREASURER' are listed in Wills price sheets.

2 variaties of the 'TREASURER' are described in the ads - One with a Siivered Dial and One a White Dial.


Posted August 17, 2012 - 8:46am

Tentative Treasurer

Posted November 21, 2012 - 9:55am

ad is Dated November 1951


Posted November 21, 2012 - 10:12am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Well done Mark, the ad is pretty grainy but I think you've just shot the Treasurer id all out the window.

Posted November 21, 2012 - 10:24am

Sorry about the res, the best I could do with my cruddy PC!

Agreed Evening Star. Mint watch.

Posted November 21, 2012 - 11:07am

In reply to by bobbee

No worries Bobbee, a grainy ad is better than none at all. My vote changes to Evening Star as well.

Reverend Rob
Posted November 21, 2012 - 1:32pm

I agree. Evening Star, but I still think the dial is a redial. Black is the most common colour found on redials. The ad or design department at Bulova must have been extremely restless, always looking at rejuvenating existing models with mods, like a dial change or bracelet, etc. I guess it made the brand look even more dynamic than it already was.