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Bulova 1953 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1953

Movement Model: 

6AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

0070726

Case shape: 

Stepped

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

This is a Bulova Ladies watch in Yellow Gold Filled with Pink RGP filigree band.

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted May 3, 2018 - 11:33pm

That dial does not look like it belongs in this case. 

It may even be a re-dial, looks pretty clean.

I'd say Miss Universe is the case design, though.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 4, 2018 - 4:11am

for me is Non-conforming

Miss Universe - case, movement 21j - non corresponding, dial - custom

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted May 4, 2018 - 1:54pm

It's possible the crystal is distorting the dial in the photo?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 5, 2018 - 8:02am

The case is Miss Universe, doesn't the notch on the dial signify that it's been repainted?

I'm comfortable as Miss Universe noting the non standard dial refinish.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 5, 2018 - 8:27am

not only dial, movement is not 17 j

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 5, 2018 - 11:55pm

I'd agree with Jabs, unless it's a model we have not come across yet I'd suggest that the case and movement are a marriage of two watches. Non-conforming for now.

I also think Geoff is correct about the dial having been redone at some point.

TexasLady
Posted May 10, 2018 - 5:15pm

So, does this mean, it's a fake Bulova put together by someone?  Sorry I don't understand what Non-Conforming and it's meaning.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 11, 2018 - 2:15pm

TexasLady here id post where you will find a great discussion of various terms for hardly identifiable watches including Non-conforming

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 11, 2018 - 5:50pm

Hi TexasLady, It basically means the watch doesn't conform to known factory examples, Bulova data and ads. Watch is all Bulova, but can't be described as a specific model. It doesn't mean it's bad, just that it can't be represented with a name that would confuse the thousands of users of the site looking for pure information about documented Bulova models.

It could be a combination to make a clean, presentable watch by an innocent jeweler for someone who didn't care about originality, or it could have been the "restoration" of Grandma's favorite watch to pass on to a family member, using what was available at the time.

Here is one from my collection that is a non-conforming.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1930-non-conforming-8890

Don't let it upset you, it's all part of the collecting experience. If you love it, and enjoy it that's what matters. It's a beautiful watch. The more time you spend doing research and getting the help offered here, the better your eye for pure originality; if that is your goal as a collector.

Here is another good example

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-non-conforming-9275?page=1

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 6, 2018 - 7:16am

Agreed - non-conforming