Bulova 1957 Gedney

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on June 12, 2017 - 3:17pm
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21mm x 24MM
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Nice garage sale find is one I have never seen before. Appears to be mechanically sound, just needs a service. Crystal is glass, appears original and scratched. No plating wear. 11AC movement dated L7; as is the gold plated caseback. As close as I can come in a speculative guess is an Engineer. Found ads for 56 and 57 in the short ads and they are slightly different in the transition from crysyal corners into lugs; but the only thing I could find even remotely similar. One would think a design this unusual would be an easy ID.

1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted February 4, 2018 - 8:26am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I may be grasping as well, but I think I see the side profile of the subject watch in the bridge superstructure; even more so with the Pelham labeled crystal. Well played Stephen.

Posted February 3, 2018 - 9:43pm

Thinking about this some more, the watch with this crystal configuration could also be ID'd as a Gedney, especially if the original model variant for these watches was in fact based on the crystal style. 

It's amazing what difference 0.2mm can make. 

Reverend Rob
Posted March 17, 2019 - 11:01pm

Most likely named after our subject watch, here is a recent watch for sale ID'd as a Pelham:

With 11AC movt, date code L7. Maybe the Pelham and Gedney are the same, a watch that changed names?

Geoff Baker
Posted October 27, 2019 - 10:02pm

Updated to Gedney based on this ID