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Bulova 1954 21st Century

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505

Manufacture Year: 

1954

Movement Model: 

8BA

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

None

Case Serial No.: 

8185495

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

The movement is marked L3 and the case is marked L4

Very nice shape and a very intersting design to the case.

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DarHin
Posted April 15, 2012 - 9:43pm

I think that is the elusive B LOVA model. Very nice watch.

JP
Posted June 5, 2012 - 2:01am

Did you snipe me on this one ?? I bid what I thought keep it in my posession but some one came along atm10 seconds to go and took it right out from under me.

JP

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 5, 2012 - 6:37am

10 Seconds? ....darn those rookies.

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 5, 2012 - 5:30pm

Any chance of a side view picture?  and case dimensions?  There was some discussion that the side view of the case may give us insight between the two models?  Fifth, I think your example had a slightly different slope to the bezel, while another photo on site seemed to suggest a crystal/bezel opening/ curve in both horizontal and vertical directions.
I've changed my ticks to two until I know if there's an ad for Ivanhoe, or it's all based on crystal specs.  I'm looking for an ad.  It's not the Harrington, based on an ad for that model.  So we really may not know what the Ivanhoe looks like. 

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 5, 2012 - 5:41pm

Looks like it wasn't Fifth who had another example.  Also not finding an ad for Ivanhoe, but i'm just now searchign by browsing the 1950-1955 ads, as several ads are not indexed for using the "search ad by model name" function. (no return for Ivanhoe ad when using this function- but that doesn't mean we don't have an ad).

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 5, 2012 - 6:18pm

3 star confirmed ID, based on what?

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 5, 2012 - 7:04pm

I don't remember why/how I ended up giving three ticks before.... I was surprised to see that I had.  Probably my speed reading or just inconsistencies on my part....  I'm two ticks now though...

No ad on site for Ivanhoe from 1950-1956. 

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bobbee
Posted April 6, 2014 - 8:22am

21st. Century. mid-1950's ad.

 

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted April 6, 2014 - 9:21am

21st Century it is.

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bobbee
Posted July 30, 2014 - 5:57pm

Thanks for agreeing Rob. Maybe these need re-thinking.