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Bulova 1955 Clifton

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1955

Movement Model: 

10BM

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5931632

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square/Rectangular

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Picked this up on eBay.  Really poor pics, took a chance and am really happy I did.

This completely matches the only other Clifton, a 1953 model, currently on the site.

This will be going for a full service, I think it's worth that.  

Regarding the crystal...I found two other examples of the Clifton Googling, besides the one on MyBulova.  Those two had standard rounded crystals, the other one on the site has a faceted crystal, mine has a very tall, flat, rectangular crystal.  I really like it!

The seller had it on a red snakeskin strap but at the last minute remembered be had this really nice 19mm Teju lizard strap that I think completely makes the watch.

Anyway, 1955 Clifton??

 

 

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KHatfull
Posted January 8, 2019 - 12:03am

Note, I orignally thought this was a 1953 as well, until I saw the serial when posting this, then looked back at the movement under a loupe and, sure enough, L5.  It looked like an L3 to me at first glance.

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 8, 2019 - 2:22am

What a great watch!

1955 Bulova Clifton

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted January 8, 2019 - 7:16am

Man, that is a beauty. Nice snag and much better on black than red.

1955 Bulova Clifton.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted January 8, 2019 - 12:18pm

1955 Clifton for me too. Great looking example!

jabs
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Posted January 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

  1955 Bulova Clifton

KHatfull
Posted January 8, 2019 - 2:59pm

This was the seller's pic...the strap is much more red in person.  He sent that strap too so maybe it will end up on something at some point.  I like it better with the black lizard....I think :)

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Reverend Rob
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Posted January 9, 2019 - 11:25am

Definitely the black band!