Bulova 1953 Cavalier

Submitted by catangen on May 24, 2020 - 9:05pm
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This my 1953 Bulova Cavalier in 14k Solid Gold. It uses the 10CSC 17j L3 marked autowind movement. The dial face is pristine. The hands are pristine, the gold case is beautiful, the case back is in great shape showing a few sctatches but not a lot of wear. Lettering is still vet clean and crisp. The locking ring has severe corrosion. whoever wore this watch must have had very corrosive skin oil. I have it on a new production alligator grain leather strap with vintage signed Bulova 14k solid buckle. At 34.75mm case(excluding the crown) this is one of the largest cases of the time period. Its an impressive watch now, back then it must have really stood out. Of coarse by todays standards its a tiny little thing compared to the hub cap size things that are all the rage. 

If there any ideas on where to get a period locking ring, I would love some help there. 

1953 Bulova Cavalier 14k
1953 Bulova Cavalier 14k
1953 Bulova Cavalier 14k
1953 Bulova Cavalier 14k
1953 Bulova Cavalier 14k
from the MB collection
Posted May 24, 2020 - 9:13pm

I do not believe the crown is original. Can anyone back that up? Wouldn't this have had s signed crown originally?

Posted May 24, 2020 - 10:19pm

1953 Bulova Cavalier looks to be a great match. We just don't see the 14KT gold watches any longer.   So many have been scrapped. 

Posted May 25, 2020 - 10:57am

1953 Bulova Cavalier

Kathy L.
Posted May 25, 2020 - 11:33am

Very nice 14K model, congrats.  

1953 Bulova Cavalier

Geoff Baker
Posted May 25, 2020 - 9:50pm

1953 Bulova Cavalier, I think the crown is a replacement

Posted May 26, 2020 - 3:25am

Cavalier... nice looking.