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Bulova 1955 Ardsley

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1955

Movement Model: 

10BT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

N/A

Case Serial No.: 

A417742

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens
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1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 16, 2019 - 9:20pm

Hello colreed, it's possible the watch isn't original to the clam shell display case it's currently in. Is it possible to verify the movement number and jewel count on the movement? Thanks

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 4:20am

Your watch is actually a 1955 Bulova Ardsley as shown in the 1955 advert. Unfortunetly as indicated by the good Mr Baker the box isn't original to the watch as the Ardsley had a 17 jewelled movement.

Good news however is that the watch still has it's original band as shown in the advert.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 6:03am

Agree with Ardsley, with original band.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 7:54am

1955 Bulova Ardsley

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 9:01am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your watch with us!  It is always wonderful when a watch still has the original band, congrats.

1955 Bulova Ardsley

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 9:08pm

1955 Bulova Ardsley is a good match

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 20, 2019 - 8:52pm

1955 Bulova Ardsley, very nice!

colreed
Posted September 25, 2019 - 4:39pm

FYI: I wound the watch this morning, and after 8 hours, it is keeping perfect time.

I took it to a watch repair shop and had it opened up. The only number they could see was 10BT, and said it was 17 jewels (the box is obviously not correct for this watch). Does 10BT mean anything specific? Many thanks. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2019 - 7:57pm

It's not unusual that watches are placed in cases that aren't original to them, in fact it's quite common. 10BT is the model number of the movement.