Bulova 1953 Warwick

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on May 21, 2023 - 12:04am
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21mm x 18.7mm
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1953 Bulova Warwick
10k yellow gold filled case with L3 date code
SN 6880815
21 jewel 7AA movement

Ad in the pictures.

This watch appears to have been in a fire although it was not directly damaged. It’s been cleaned up so it looks better than it did. The movement has been gutted. This is the first model I’ve seen with articulated lugs. I will have it restored, even the dial.

1953 Bulova Warwick dial
1953 Bulova Warwick case back
1953 Bulova Warwick 7AA movement
1953 Bulova Warwick articulating lugs
1953 Bulova Warwick ad
Posted May 21, 2023 - 1:34am

You are not wrong about the movement. Good thing is you shouldn't have much trouble sourcing another complete 7AA. Although I'm not seeing a confirmation date code on the movement :-)

I certainly look forward to seeing this beauty brought back to life. I feel you'll do it justice.

1953 Bulova Warwick "Smokey".

Posted May 21, 2023 - 9:05pm

1953 Bulova Warwick is a good match. Good luck on the restoration.

Posted May 22, 2023 - 9:24am

Now THAT is a project!

1953 Bulova Warwick 

Posted May 22, 2023 - 9:35am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I probably wouldn’t bother if this were an extremely common or cosmetically unremarkable model. But we don’t see articulated lugs everyday and there are only 4 other examples of a Warwick in the db. I probably couldn’t do it if I hadn’t recently found someone in the Middle East that can refinish the dial at a very affordable price.