Bulova 1954 Byron

Submitted by jabs on June 21, 2015 - 4:32am
Manufacture Year
1954
Movement Model
10BT
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
8255531
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1954 Byron

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Geoff Baker
Posted June 21, 2015 - 6:07am

That's a Byron. nice one.

William Smith
Posted June 21, 2015 - 1:54pm

Byron from me.  

Possible way to date the ad Lisa found using price lists.  In the Nov 1954 supplement to quarterly lists, in "new models, update prices" section, we see the price of Byron (31535) listed as $42.50.  Since this is a suplement to previous released quarterly, there is not a cumulative model section to list.

 

Andersok
Posted June 21, 2015 - 5:56pm

Looks like a good match to the Byron. The $39.75 31535 shows up in the 1955 Spring pricelist; there is also the $42.50 31535 in every other pricelist we have.

William Smith
Posted June 21, 2015 - 6:37pm

aha yes... The Byron for both prices is in Spring 1955 lists. If the $39.75 was not "new" in Nov 1954 supplement, we would not expect to see it listed in a supplement to previous quarterly.  Good point.

The $39.75 model is not in the cumulative section of the Fall 1955 lists, nor any lists we have after that.

So perhaps first was the $39.75, followed at least as early as Nov 1954 w/ the $42.50.  The cheaper model dissapears from cumulative sections of lists after Spring 1955, while more expensive model is still listed in Spring 1964 lists.  

Someone put together a nice Excell spreadsheet with this information.  I should have used that to check all this.  Thanks Someone :)