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Bulova 1957 Pelham

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.68

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6295906

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Crystal Details: 

24.4 x 21.4

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Believe this to be a 1957 Gedney, based on Lisa's conclusion for an identical watch:

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1950-1959/a1957-gedney/

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Mike

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mirtlem 1957 Bulova Unknown 10 04 2014
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Posted October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

Looking deeper, it's more likely that this is an evolution of the Ruxton model. Same crystal and dial style as the 1955 model, slightly different case.

Clearly using the "Pelham" crystal referenced below. Is Pelham an identified model name?

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1955-ruxton-4041

Mike

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William Smith
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Posted October 4, 2014 - 1:47pm

Mike, I don't see Pelham in the watch entry drop-down menu. It does appear in all period close Bulova price lists.  It's listed in the cumulative section of Spring 1955; our earliest quarterly list.  Entry reads 31733  Pelham  $67.50.  
Same entry is still in the 1955 Fall price list, the 1958 Fall price list, the Fall 1961 price list, and again in 1964 Spring price list.  Same price of $67.50 for every entry.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted February 3, 2018 - 8:44pm
mybulova_admin
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Posted February 3, 2018 - 8:40pm

Looking at the crystal in this watch, I'd be tentative Pelham as it's a match for this crystal package.

1957 Bulova Pelham watch crystal

were-as the Gedney looked like this:

Bulova Gedney watch crystal