Bulova 1953 Kirkwood

Submitted by tshanno on May 16, 2020 - 11:41am
Manufacture Year
1953
Movement Model
7AA
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
8076365
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Preliminary diagnosis would be 1953 Kirkwood

The case is marked "Bulova Fifth Ave New York".  It is 10 K rolled yellow gold plate and has an L3 date code.  The movement is 7AA, 21 jewels, marked L3.

Assuming I've identified it correctly, this watch was evidently identified recently using the 1957 line book.  The 1954 example in the database has a 21 jewel 7AA movement similar to this one.

http://mybulova.com/watches/1954-kirkwood-6348

 

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kirkwood from 1957 linebook
JimDon5822
Posted May 16, 2020 - 8:33pm

Even though the line book has a three year gap I have to believe this is a good match.

1953 Kirkwood Tentative until 1953 ad comes up.

plainsmen
Posted May 16, 2020 - 9:24pm

Cool... a Kirkwood.  Nice match.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 16, 2020 - 10:27pm

Well done Tom! 1953 Bulova Kirkwood