Bulova 1958 Bulova 23

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on May 30, 2020 - 5:29pm
B
Manufacture Year
1958
Movement Model
10BPAC
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
6301843
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Bulova 23 "B". Nice condition with some crud in the hands I haven't addressed yet. Running/keeping time. Back is hard to read but displays a date code of 1958 and all other correct markings.

An interesting observation: I own or have owned multiple examples of the 23 in this case dated 1958 and 1959. Every one as well as all examples in the database has a nearly smooth back with hard to read stampings. I had always thought it was the result of polishing or wear, but now wonder if this was an incorrectly set stamping press with not enough pressure on the dies for the stainless back blanks.

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Andersok
Posted May 30, 2020 - 5:48pm

Bulova 23 'B' in 1958 (changed to BW in 1959)

Kathy L.
Posted May 30, 2020 - 8:00pm

Looks like it is in pretty nice shape, especially after you address the hands.

1958 Bulova 23 "B"

mybulova_admin
Posted May 30, 2020 - 8:33pm

Confirmation from the 1958_LineBook_BAWD0134.pdf linebook Pg30

1958 Bulova 23 "B"

Geoff Baker
Posted May 30, 2020 - 10:46pm

Iconic Bulova - this is one of my all time favorite watches. Put one of those stainless bands with the black leather inserts and it over the top!

1958 Bulova 23 B

Geoff Baker
Posted May 31, 2020 - 10:10pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Perfect, an excellent choice!