Bulova 1954 Sabre Jet

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on July 31, 2020 - 3:05pm
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Here is a really odd one that doesn't appear to have been in production very long. A new name for the database with a movement dated 1954 and no date stamp on the case. Case is marked "Bulova Watch Company, Inc." on the outside and "RP Germany" on the inside. Dial is a silver sunburst, like a Bulova 23 with numbers at the even markers and spears at the odd ones. Lume dots at markers with silver hands. Second hand is blued steel.

I found one ad for this one dated 1955 and it appears in the 1955-57 Line book with a notation next to it in pen "1955" and the description is overstamped "discontinued". I found the name as a patent / copyright application dated March 1953. It would appear this one was only produced approx. 1 year.

1954 Saber Jet

It appears that there were several models produced in this shape in 1954/55; multiple variants (A & B confirmed) of a Ladies watch called "Mermaid" as well as this one and a second Men's called "Mastermatic" that had a different dial and was sold on a leather strap. All of them seem to appear in 1954 and disappear in 1955.

Watch runs and appears to keep time.

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Posted July 31, 2020 - 3:17pm

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Posted July 31, 2020 - 5:45pm

Point of interest; of the 2 other models mentioned above, there is a single example of the Mermaid here. It is a miniature version of this Saber Jet minus the sunburst dial, bearing identical case markings.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 31, 2020 - 7:29pm

Wow, nice find Bob, do you remember which line book you found it in?  1954 Bulova Saber Jet

Posted July 31, 2020 - 8:08pm

A real rare one.  We only found the first ad last November so glad to finally be able to see the actual watch.  ]

1954 Sabre Jet

Posted August 1, 2020 - 5:12am

Nice example of the Saber Jet