Bulova 1953 Rutherford

Submitted by jobar on September 21, 2020 - 10:10pm
Manufacture Year
1953
Case Serial No.
6729282
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I have had this for years,  and was curious about its origin. It is running slow and I need to get it repaired

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2020 - 4:38am

Looks very much like a Bulova Lenox, but I'd like to find a better advert to confirm the lug pattern

Bulova Lenox watch advert

mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2020 - 4:40am

Then again I also found what looks like a match the for Bulova Ashford (1951 ad)

Bulova Ashford watch

mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2020 - 4:47am

Ok scrap the Lenox and Ashford, I found what I believe is the correct model.

The 1953 Bulova Rutherford (bottom watch)

1953 Bulova Rutherford

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 23, 2020 - 6:33am

Hi Jobar and welcome. That is a real beauty, thanks for sharing it with us. This  is a model we rarely see and it's likely they were victims of scrapping for the gold. Congrats on having it!

I agree (nice ad find Stephen)

1953 Bulova Rutherford

JimDon5822
Posted September 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

1953 Bulova Rutherford is a match.

Andersok
Posted September 23, 2020 - 7:50pm

Good match to the Rutherford

jobar
Posted September 23, 2020 - 11:26pm

Thanks for the ID. I think I will have it adjusted and start wearing it again. 

JimDon5822
Posted September 24, 2020 - 11:01am

In reply to by jobar

 It is running slow most likely due to old or dry oil. A full clean, oil, and adjustment would be recommended., not just an adjustment.  It could damage the watch  trying to run it on dry pivots.