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Bulova 1956 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1956

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

B648334

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Domed approx 19x22mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This was a 'Bay purchase and represented as a Senator. I didn't recognize the case and could find no examples here of this configuration or face design. I suspect it may be an undocumented Senator.

Case is rolled gold with a stainless back. Both case and movement marked L6. Watch is very clean and appears to me to be all original with the exception of the band, which is a Speidel and possibly a 1960's era replacement. This is my first post and I await the panel's opinions on this one.

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1955mercury
Posted June 4, 2016 - 4:27pm

Hi Neetstuf.

Looks like you have a 1956 Senator "H". I suspect it has a refinished dial with some of the original details missing.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 5, 2016 - 11:09am

Sorry neetstuf-4-u, but your watch is same unknown watch as mine

 Also I had thought it was a Senator, but we still not find relevant advert

JP
Posted June 5, 2016 - 12:18pm

ditto jabs

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted June 6, 2016 - 11:45am

Same here, still have not found a matching advert...Unknown model

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 7, 2016 - 4:26am

Hello neetstuf, welcome to myBulova. This is nice looking watch, I like it. Sometime identifying these old Bulovas is really easy, other times it's really tricky. At first glance this model appears to be the Senator shown above. We have five or six examples of this watch in our Unknown data base, and we've never come up with anything to ID it against. Interestingly enough that the band is similar to the one shown on the Senator in the advert above, it may well be original as Bulova did use Speidel. Hopefully this is the beginning of another Bulova collection, I look forward to seeing more.

1956 Unknown, thanks for sharing it.

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 7, 2016 - 10:04am

Thank you Geoff,

and all other panel members who have sounded off on this one. I'm usually pretty good with ID's but this one escaped me. Still don't have a positive ID, but at least now I am secure it's a legit Bulova. My collection started a looong time ago and continues to grow. Love the Bulovas and glad to finally have somewhere to go and interact with others with the same OCD....I mean passion. Will post more goodies as time permits.

 

So many watches - so little time (and so few wrists).

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 12, 2017 - 3:25pm

As I revisit my unknown listings, I see a newbie error that should be pointed out. For what it's worth, this was my first watch download to the site and I left out a likely important bit of info. When I said this was represented to me as a Senator, The representation was it is in a Senator clamshell and also outer box.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted January 6, 2018 - 11:06am

Finally got around to pulling this one back out and photographing it in the Senator box as received. Also note the band has been replaced with a more pleasing period scissor since it was initially posted. Band as received was a Twistoflex, which hadn't been commercially released yet in 1956