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Bulova 1953 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1953

Movement Model: 

10BUC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

N/A

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Other

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1953 Bulova Seabee (?) in a French case

Found this watch in a lot I purchased.  I like the larger case (33.5 mm) - as compared to similar, but smaller military issue watches.  The case was made by SWARTCHILD, France  The watch looks like Seabee, but is all SS and has a screw on case back.

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1953 Bulova, French SWARTCHILD Case
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 10, 2018 - 5:17am

I think we have previously established that these particular waterproof cases were indeed manufcatured by another company other than Bulova.

Panel can you confirm past discussions about Bulova using 3rd party case manufactures for this model? 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 11, 2018 - 6:22am

I think this is a example of a Bulova movement placed in a non-Bulova case. I would lean toward non-conforming on this watch.

srh11293
Posted January 11, 2018 - 9:51am

Are there other examples of Bulovas in SWARTCHILD cases?

jabs
Panel Member
Posted January 12, 2018 - 7:46am

Non-conforming

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 12, 2018 - 9:50pm

I stand corrected. We have a reference to Swartchild & Co, but it relates to a catalog publication listing various watch models and movements from the mid 1930s.

Based on the non-Bulova case and seeing that all other Seabees had a 'Bulova' stamped case, I now agree that the marrying of the watch with this case makes it non-conforming.