Bulova 1955 Ardsley

Submitted by colreed on September 16, 2019 - 12:41pm
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
False
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 16, 2019 - 10:20pm

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
Posted September 19, 2019 - 5:20am

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.

Andersok
Posted September 19, 2019 - 7:03am

Agree with Ardsley, with original band.

jabs
Posted September 19, 2019 - 8:54am

1955 Bulova Ardsley

Kathy L.
Posted September 19, 2019 - 10:01am

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
Posted September 19, 2019 - 10:08pm

1955 Bulova Ardsley is a good match

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 20, 2019 - 9:52pm

1955 Bulova Ardsley, very nice!

colreed
Posted September 25, 2019 - 5:39pm

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
Posted September 25, 2019 - 8:57pm

In reply to by colreed

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.