Bulova 1953 Reed

Submitted by josé serra on July 2, 2019 - 4:28pm
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Acrylic; 30 mm
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I strongly believe that´s an American Clipper.

Posted in 2019.07.02

Jose Serra 1953 Bulova Reed watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted July 3, 2019 - 10:59am

A close match to this one. The referenced watch is one of the oldest in the dB and has not been confirmed by an advert. I do not find advert match to either, I suggest updating the other as well.

1953 Unknown


Posted July 3, 2019 - 12:45pm

A couple of close matches in these ads for the Reed (ref#1089) and Lord Springfield 'A' (ref#1089). The ad's larger trilons had me thinking the dial was not a match, but I think they are the same. Not sure the difference between the two models. They share the same price and reference number (through 1958, at least), with ads around the same time in the early 50s.

Also, this style of display box did not appear until around 1955, so may not be original to a 1953 watch.

1955 Patent:

Posted July 3, 2019 - 8:43pm

I think you're on to something Ken. Both ads appear to be a match. We don't have an example of either in the Db. I'd be good with either but lean towards 

1953 Reed

 Could we be seeing the same watch with different names for US (Reed) and Canada (Lord Chesterfield)?

Kathy L.
Posted July 3, 2019 - 8:57pm

Nice research Ken.  I would also be ok with either and think you are probably right Bob on the US/Canada names.  I would also lean towards 

1953 Bulova Reed

Geoff Baker
Posted July 4, 2019 - 10:22pm

I think you're right Ken, the ad from Watchophilia seals it for me.

1953 Bulova Reed

josé serra
Posted July 5, 2019 - 1:49am

I am very grateful for your reserch. Here in Europe, i still have not been to find anything to identify me withe this Bulova watch.


Posted June 21, 2020 - 6:20am

Linebook shows this was as a discontinued 1955 Lord Springfield "A". The "B" and "C" had numbers at 2,4,8,10 and 12 with dial colours being black and white respectively.

1955 Bulova Lord Springfield "A"

1955 Bulova Lord Springfield

Possible the Reed came before.

josé serra
Posted June 21, 2020 - 2:02pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you very much for your continuous research. We will then continued to call this Bulova model a "Reed" from 1953.

As for the presentation case, i am trying to find another one suitable for this model.