Bulova 1955 Navigator

Submitted by Jassonov_67 on July 29, 2015 - 11:27am
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Jassonov_67 1955 Bulova 7292015
1955 Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted July 29, 2015 - 1:07pm

Nice watch.  Can we get a pic of the inside and outside case back?  Looks like the movement model is 11A?? (at one o'clock in movement picture), and I think I'm seeing an L5 below unadjusted/swiss?

William Smith
Posted July 29, 2015 - 3:12pm

Good 1955 ad match....right down to the stepped lugs.

Posted July 29, 2015 - 4:14pm

It has Swiss below the 6 on the face, does this mean the movement is Swiss ? 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 30, 2015 - 8:32am

In reply to by Jassonov_67

There are very strict laws governing the use of the word "Swiss" as it relates to watches. I'm not sure if I know how it applied to Bulova in the 1950's but it generally means that either the watch was assembled and finally inspected in Switzerland or that the movement was manufactured AND encased in Switzerland. Hopefully someone can expound in greater detail as I know a little bit more about watches than Swiss law.

Posted July 29, 2015 - 6:48pm

Agree with Navigator; chrome case, hard to find them in such nice condition as yours.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 30, 2015 - 8:26am

Hello Jassonov_67, welcome to myBulova. Your watch is in very nice condition, I like it.

I agree with a Navigator ID.

Reverend Rob
Posted July 30, 2015 - 3:29pm

This has to be my all time favourite dial on vintage Bulovas. The movt, an 11AC, was Bulova's own, in house if you will. This is not to say it is US made, it is Swiss made in their own factory, and is stamped as such on the barrel bridge. 

Navigator for me, and a very nice watch indeed.