Medium sized watch guessing by wear thru on the lugs it's gold filled?Says "SWISS" under the 6:.Back says *WATER TITE*..that's a new one on me? It opens thru the crystal as near as I can tell so I'll have to take it to my watchmaker for further info.Any ideas as to what it is....What became of the old Bulova catalogs that were posted here ? that sure made it that much easier to ID them.
Looks like the Commodore
"What became of the old Bulova catalogs that were posted here ?"
Stan, are you referring to the ads? Look under the INFORMATION tab at the top of the page for Vintage Bulova Ads.
** EDIT 09/15/2012 Removed erroneous case opening procedure. See following subsequent post's for correct instructions. (DH)**
Agree with case ID, but more info is required on the movement for full three ticks.
I think the case is a little different to how Darhin describes. You have to remove the bezel ring from this model, then the crystal and expansion ring comes off, then you can wiggle the stem and movement to take apart the two part stem, then the movement will drop out.
The case style Darren's removal instructions describe did not come on the market until about 1960.
Vintage Database ad Dated 1953 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1953-…
although the movement information field is not entered and the site 'required' views of which are not shown there are no conflicting ads showing the Watch to be any other model.
Stem separates, the bezel around the glass is removed which then allows the Dial / Movement assembly to 'flop' out.