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Bulova 1957 Pelham

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Model ID rating explained.
1.614

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

C294616

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21mm x 24MM

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

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.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 4, 2018 - 9:26am

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.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 3, 2018 - 10:43pm

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.