Bulova 1958 Beau Brummell

Submitted by OLDSCHOOLBULOVA on February 5, 2024 - 12:24pm
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I inherited this watch from my grandfather. I would love to gather some more info about the piece. I do not want to open it as I am not a watch expert but I provided clear photos of the front and back of the watch and the info I was able to see. 

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Posted February 5, 2024 - 12:30pm

Let me know if there is anything I can add to help identify this particular vintage Bulova watch. 

Posted February 5, 2024 - 1:24pm

Welcome to mybulova and thanks for sharing your amazing heirloom with us. That is truly a treasure! I found it in the 1958-1959 Bulova Linebook. It's a 

1958 Beau Brummell "J" and yes the diamonds are real.

This is a first for the site and greatly appreciated! I personally collect Beau Brummells and have never seen this variant before.


The prices illustrated are wholesale (dealer cost) and retail in 1958

Posted February 5, 2024 - 1:33pm

Thank you for sharing that amazing information. I can't believe someone got back to me already... There's no way I would figured any of that out so I genuinely appreciate all the valuable info. 

I had no idea it was such a rare watch and I'm more than happy to share a never before seen variant.. who knew? 

Obviously the watch is a treasure and a family heirloom but I have to ask out of curiosity if you have any idea on the current value of the watch? 

Posted February 5, 2024 - 1:59pm


We aren't qualified to give values, as there are so many variables. Market value depends on current gold prices as well as condition and who is looking at it. I would suggest a professional appraisal for insurance value. I can, however give you this:

Value of $295 from 1958 to 2024

$295 in 1958 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $3,131.14 today, an increase of $2,836.14 over 66 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.64% per year between 1958 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 961.40%.

Posted February 5, 2024 - 4:13pm

No problem! Thank you for letting me know 

Posted February 5, 2024 - 10:57pm

What a beautiful watch and congrats on having it handed down.   Agree with the 1958 Bulova Beau Brummell "J" assignment.

Posted February 6, 2024 - 12:32am

Love these full diamond dial Beau Brummells. Solid gold case as well. Very nice. 23 movement jewels (all be it synthetic) and 23 dial jewels...64 jewels in total,