Bulova 1954 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by shelton243 on July 15, 2018 - 11:21am
Manufacture Year
1954
Movement Model
L4
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
10BUC
Case Serial No.
8211874
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Additional Information

1954 Bulova Farragut

Just Serviced

Needs Crystal

False
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted July 15, 2018 - 11:40am

Wow what a neat looking watch!  Will look through the ads and see if we can find a match.

Astronaut M2
Posted July 15, 2018 - 11:41am

I really like that black dial!

jabs
Posted July 15, 2018 - 12:08pm

Farragut have 21 jewels movement, this watch is not Farragut

case may be from Farragut, Jordan or Neptune

movement with dial may be from SkyKing "A"

shelton243
Posted July 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

In reply to by jabs

I can't find any 1954's.  just the 53... maybe this is another version of farragut for 54

shelton243
Posted July 15, 2018 - 1:26pm

In reply to by jabs

Yes it does look like the sea king however it's also the same as the 53 Farragut just not black.  maybe 54 offered one in black.

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

Cool watch; it has me a bit perplexed. Case says either Ashford or Jordan, based on production date. 1954 would be a Jordan. Face / movement appears to be Sea King "A". Back also matches a Sea King "A".

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-sea-king-8719

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-jordan-2982?page=3

This may be something entirely different and undocumented, but at this point appears to me to be a very clever marriage. Pending further research, I stand at non-conforming.

 

Edit: Case and back appear to be Farragut or  maybe Neptune (SSteel back/watertight), face and movement Sea King A.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-farragut-5651

shelton243
Posted July 15, 2018 - 12:32pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I'd like to see a 54 Farragut ad..  it may have changed a bit in 54 from the 53

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 15, 2018 - 12:34pm

In reply to by shelton243

I am pretty sure all Farraguts and Neptunes came with a 21J movement, Sea King "A" was 17, which conforms to the dial.

shelton243
Posted July 15, 2018 - 1:18pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

If that two piece stem wasn't such a b*  I'd open it up again a double check...

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 15, 2018 - 1:57pm

1955 Jan. Price list only shows one Farragut and one Neptune model w/no variant. ads we have from this time period only show one face color w/no mention of "also avail. with" - no variant letters.. General rule seems to be face and case color is determined by a variant letter or a name change.

Anything is possible, jewel count is also a big factor.