Bulova 1955 Senator

Submitted by JimDon5822 on May 30, 2020 - 1:18pm
D
Manufacture Year
1955
Movement Model
11AB
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
A218836
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Another restoration.   Came with a missing crystal and grimy dial.  I had to give the dial a good scrub but got it looking decent.   This appears to be a 1955 Senator "D",   It has a yellow gold plated case and stainless steel back with a L5 date code.   The dial is two tone silver with a taupe hour ring.  Markers are applied yellow gold.  The 17J movement is a very scarce and rare 11AB with a M5 date code.

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Andersok
Posted May 30, 2020 - 5:52pm

Agree with Senator 'D'

Is the movement datestamp M5 as you stated? That would make it from 1965, and may be a replacement.

Kathy L.
Posted May 30, 2020 - 7:39pm

Glad to see you got it cleaned up, nicely done.

1955 Bulova Senator "D"

Geoff Baker
Posted May 30, 2020 - 10:42pm

1955 Bulova Senator D

mybulova_admin
Posted May 31, 2020 - 4:58am

Very nice restoration!

Thoughts on the case serial number starting with an "A" for a 1955 watch?