Bulova 1955 Bulova 23

Submitted by rhinodbp on October 18, 2020 - 3:47pm
A
Manufacture Year
1955
Movement Date Code
Circle
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
A469929
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I think it's a Bulova 23 "A".  Case is an L5 but the movement is an L7. I know that 1 year difference was common back then but 2? Need your help on this one team. One from my Dad's collection. 

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Dial
case back L5
movement L7
crown and side
Andersok
Posted October 18, 2020 - 9:00pm

This one looks to be a Bulova 23 'A' case and dial; but I'm not sure about the movement and hands. These typically house a 10BPAC, and the hands are more alpha style.

There should also be (looks to be) a datestamp on the movement in the 12:00 position of your photo:

11571_Movement.jpg

Perhaps the 11ACAC oscillating weight is a replacement.

rhinodbp
Posted October 18, 2020 - 10:40pm

In reply to by Andersok

Wow great catch. Thank you. That datestamp at 12 o’clock is an L6! Just checked again. 

Andersok
Posted October 19, 2020 - 6:46am

In reply to by rhinodbp

You're welcome. It is possible then that the movement is a 10BPAC with a replacement weight; hard to tell without getting inside the movement. The 11ACAC and 10BPAC share many of the same parts.

1956 Bulova 23 'A'

Kathy L.
Posted October 19, 2020 - 11:40am

Very nice, love the black dial.

1956 Bulova 23 "A"

plainsmen
Posted October 19, 2020 - 2:10pm

Nice...Bulova 24 A

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 20, 2020 - 11:50am

1956 23 "A" it is