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Bulova 1954 Phantom "B"

7/10 votes
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Variant: 

B

Manufacture Year: 

1954

Movement Model: 

10BUC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-unknown

Case Serial No.: 

7715236

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Bulova 1126-E [GS PA444] 28.5 mm round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Bulova Phantom 17j 10BUC ss 7715236 L4_L4 stem wind swiss

Case Measurements:  33.70Width mm w/o crown, and 5.85Depth mm w/o crystal

Case Material:  stainless steel

Crystal out of watch:  Bulova 1126-E [GS PA444] 28.5 mm round

Lugs:  18.50mm

Crown:  4.90 mm w/ male half-stem

Movement: Bulova 10BUC.   Inscriptions on movement:  Swiss; Seventeen 17 Jewels; Unadjusted; L4; BXW [import code]; 10BUC [in a box]; BULOVA WATCH CO;

Inside Back:   Two hand-scribed watchmaker’s marks

Back:  Inscription from top to clockwise:  BULOVA; Patent Pending; L4; Stainless Steel Case; Anti-Magnetic; 7715236; Water Proof; Shock Resistant;

Note:  Bourg01 instructed me in how to open this type case, though I had to re-read it 3 times before it clicked.  I now have three with this configuration. The Back/Crystal combine as an ostensibly water-tight unit, that is then press fit into the Bezel. I am skeptical, as the crown is, as always, the weak link.  Particularly with this design, as the male/female stems get a bit loosie-goosie  as they age.  Care must be taken when re-assembling…there is a definite click when the back seats into the bezel.  If you don’t hear it, then it is likely the unit will fall out of the bezel when you remove from your wrist. This watch starts up with almost any motion and runs well.  The black paint is fading around the numerals, center, and vertical lines.

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jabs
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Posted May 24, 2019 - 4:43am

nice watch

1954 Bulova Phantom "B"

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Andersok
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Posted May 24, 2019 - 7:17am

Agree with Phantom 'B'

Geoff Baker
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Posted May 24, 2019 - 8:27am

1954 Bulova Phantom B

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Reverend Rob
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Posted May 24, 2019 - 11:25am

1954 Phantom 'B'.

 

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Kathy L.
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Posted May 24, 2019 - 12:32pm

1954 Bulova Phantom "B"

mybulova_admin
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Posted May 25, 2019 - 12:03am

Very nice, we don't see too many of these.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted May 25, 2019 - 7:49am

Nice!

1954 Bulova Phantom "B"