Bulova 1953 Buckingham

Submitted by DreamWeaver on July 1, 2012 - 1:15am
C
Manufacture Year
1953
Movement Model
17AH
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
1658883
Case shape
Round
Additional Information

1953 (L3) dated 17AH Movement in 1952 (L2) dated 10k RGP etched three-piece case. Not sure what model Bulova Pocket Watch but extremely nice watch with original gold plated chain in perfect condition. Great case, unblemished crystal, amazing hands, couple minor blemishes on dial. Pristine 17J movement keeping most excellent time. 

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Bob Bruno
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:47am

looks like A Buckingham to me as seen in this 1949 ad.

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 18, 2012 - 10:32am

sho is,

Nice one Mr Bruno.

William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 1:57pm

looks like it's the Buckingham to me.

William Smith
Posted August 25, 2012 - 3:05pm

In reply to by William Smith

...or at least the engraved version of Buckingham....maybe a variant choice for which we don't have an ad. Ad shows unengraved case.

JimDon5822
Posted February 29, 2020 - 12:35am

This appears to be a Buckingham "C" based on the 1957 Line Book BAWD0132 page 69 of 162.  The engraved case is correct as well as the dial but the hands might have been replaced.  Cannot find an ad match to the hands and dial but the hands are showing on other models of the same year same page.

1957 Buckingham C Ad1957 Buckingham C ad1957 ad

Geoff Baker
Posted March 2, 2020 - 9:42pm

Jim - there are two different watches shown, which one does the description match?

JimDon5822
Posted April 11, 2021 - 9:10pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Sorry Geoff.  Missed your response. The model number is 481 which is the top one.  So it looks like a Buckingham C but the hands are different.  

JimDon5822
Posted April 12, 2021 - 7:15pm

I should add that I only found a reference to a Buckingham A, B, and C with the C being the only engraved model.  Also during this period I do not find a reference to the Buckingham B until 1972 which is a different style pocket watch.   I did find a Kellogg that shared the case and hands but the dial was different. It was also showing discontinued in the line book and no listed variants.  I am leaning towards a Buckingham C with replaced hands.