Bulova 1953 Exeter

Submitted by Jim Townsend on February 20, 2015 - 4:49am
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Marked L3 Beau Brummell ? Will remove back and confirm movement

Jim Townsend 1953 Bulova 02 20 2015
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Posted February 20, 2015 - 6:06am

Dial according looks like BB, but the case seems as Franklin

Posted February 20, 2015 - 5:51am

Nice one Jim!


Posted February 20, 2015 - 6:59am

Unknown...nearest is the Franklin

Posted February 20, 2015 - 11:37am

Unknown. Case is very similar to Franklin.

William Smith
Posted February 20, 2015 - 12:11pm

Nice Unknown   Agree on case like Franklin. Wonder if this is one w/ diamonds, or "white stones and simulated rubies" or what ever the verbiage is...

Jim Townsend
Posted February 20, 2015 - 4:20pm

Did they make a Franklin with  jeweled dial?


William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 12:51pm

In reply to by Jim Townsend

I don't know Jim, but your watch sure seems to look like "it came that way".  The dial appears to fit the case nicely.  

William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 3:40pm

In reply to by Jim Townsend

Jim I didn't see a Franklin listed in the period correct Bulova price lists under the diamond dial sections...

Posted February 20, 2015 - 5:31pm

The Franklin case will have a 16mm lug width, and the crystal will be around 23.5mm square

Geoff Baker
Posted February 21, 2015 - 8:24am

Tricky ID on this one, at best I would say Unknown.