Bulova 1955 Senator

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on May 30, 2020 - 3:57pm
C
Manufacture Year
1955
Movement Model
11AB
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
L5
Case Serial No.
5100751
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This one is a first for me. Movement dated L5, no date stamp on case back. Based on the 1955 ad, it's a Senator Deluxe. At present, there is one watch that was uploaded in 2016 in the database that appears to be mis-identified as a "Deluxe". This one reminds me of a Victorian picture frame and is in excellent running condition with light plating "tipping" on the lugs and missing crown plating cap..

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 30, 2020 - 4:08pm

deluxe ad

Andersok
Posted May 30, 2020 - 5:45pm

Looks to be a match to the Senator 'C';

1955 ad

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 30, 2020 - 6:07pm

In reply to by Andersok

Good ad find, Ken. I didn't recall that one. I guess it's a toss-up as to which ad is correct? Perhaps "Deluxe" was a dealer description of the "C"?

plainsmen
Posted May 30, 2020 - 6:17pm

Senator C

Kathy L.
Posted May 30, 2020 - 7:58pm

I could go either way but will go with the flow.  I think you might be right Bob, it might have been a jeweler or dealer description. 

1955 Bulova Senator "C"

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 30, 2020 - 9:22pm

I'll agree, it's a "C", that makes more  sense and corresponds with standard variant letter designation. 

You do have to admit though, it's pretty "Deluxe"

Geoff Baker
Posted May 30, 2020 - 10:50pm

so...it's a 1955 Bulova (Deluxe) Senator C?