Bulova 1953 Clifton

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on April 10, 2021 - 8:28am
A
Manufacture Year
1953
Movement Model
10BM
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
L3
Case Serial No.
6893303
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Gotta love the 50's diamond dials. This one is in excellent physical and running condition received as seen, Yellow gold plate case and back with white 3 diamond dial, mounted on a Kreisler gold plated scissor expansion band . No matter how I photographed this one, it reflects light and looks like there is plating wear on the inside vertical corners of lugs, which is not evident under magnification.

I have been hunting this model for a while; now to find a black dial one......

1953 Clifton

Interesting that this is the 6th Clifton downloaded to the database with either black or white dial, and all are case dated 1953.

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Kathy L.
Posted April 10, 2021 - 10:52am

Another beauty for your diamond dial collection, congrats!  I love the dial on this one a lot.  I just purchased a 1953 price list.  Could have a variant for you after I receive it!  

1953 Bulova Clifton

Andersok
Posted April 10, 2021 - 1:45pm

According to the linebook 132 from 1957, the yellow case (white dial) would be the 'A' variant.

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Clifton 'A'

Kathy L.
Posted April 10, 2021 - 4:51pm

Nice catch on the line book Ken!

Clifton "A"

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 10, 2021 - 5:24pm

Yes, Ken. Good catch. It never occurred to me to go that far forward in the timeline looking; as all examples identified so far are dated 1953.

Well found!

1953 Clifton "A"

JimDon5822
Posted April 10, 2021 - 7:05pm

1953 Bulova Clifton "A" is a match. 

Geoff Baker
Posted April 10, 2021 - 9:24pm

I judge watches by may factors,  including the crown. When I see that tiny little groove around the middle I know I'm looking at a watch that did not get wound very often (which translates to WORN very often). With this watch I clearly see that groove. 1953 Bulova Clifton A - very nice condition