Bulova 1955 Gedney

Submitted by brandall54 on June 27, 2019 - 4:48pm
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24.3mm x 21.7mm curved both ways top and bottom
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HELP - 1955 ? -Nowhere to be found. I hope I can get an ID so I will know what hands and crystal to use. It runs good and the case and dial are in pretty good condition

1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted June 29, 2019 - 11:59am

This ad has a different dial and it is poor quality to see the case details but is the only ad I can find with this name and crystal shape.  Maybe variants.  Between this ad and Lisa's watch I would say these are the type of hands it had.

Posted June 29, 2019 - 12:30pm

It does look like that Gedney. When I went to the link she has evidently named it Gedney.

Kathy L.
Posted June 29, 2019 - 12:43pm

In reply to by brandall54

Yes I noticed that.  We are reluctant to ID a watch by the crystal specs alone.  Will see what everyone thinks.  Since it is the only watch named with that crystal maybe we will be able to do a tenative ID with that name.

Posted June 29, 2019 - 11:42pm

Two parts of the puzzle with this watch. Crystal specs giving us a model name suggestion and then and a rare advert showing a watch that looks to be a match.

I'm certainly at a tentative Bulova Gedney

Geoff Baker
Posted June 30, 2019 - 12:27pm

1955 Bulova Gedney - Tentative

Posted June 30, 2019 - 6:26pm

I'm good with

1955 Bulova Gedney - Tentative

Reverend Rob
Posted July 1, 2019 - 8:03pm

Pelham crystals are very common, I've seen lots of them. I suspect the Gedney and the Pelham are the same watch, the name changed.

That advert is suspect and difficult to make out, IMO. 

I'd go with tentative Pelham. 

Posted July 1, 2019 - 10:42pm

Might be a year of production model name thing also.