Bulova 1958 Neptune

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on September 8, 2020 - 6:49pm
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 I am at a loss on this one. Yellow gold plate front loader. Stainless back is marked "anti-magnetic" and "Waterproof". Case date is L8. Indices are a style I have never seen before; like an arrowhead (^) with a small round luminous dot in the "V". Watch sat for a very long time as it has radium burned outlines of hour and minute hands on face. Lugs resemble a Bulova 23.

When received, the crystal looked like it had been sandblasted. and it was REALLY cruddy. The spring bars were so corroded that they fell apart when I removed the band it came with (obvious mid 60's  replacement). It's now at least presentable, but needs more fussy work on exterior. Based on condition it was in, nobody has had this apart for a very long time if ever. Wound it up, and it's currently running and keeping time.

I haven't opened it yet. I would guess by the absence of a number on the dial that it is a 17 jewel.

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Posted September 9, 2020 - 12:13pm

This one has me stumped. Unknown for now. 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 11, 2020 - 9:59pm

Yeah, I don't have anything on this one Bob

1958 Bulova Unknown

Posted September 12, 2020 - 7:55am

Distinctive design, but I do not find a match...Unknown model

Posted August 26, 2021 - 9:36pm

Finally able to put a name to the watch face!  Found a match in the 1958-1959 Linebook BAWD0136 page 117.  Nothing gives me greater pleasure than knocking off another unknown and when it is a first model in the metal for the database...even better.

1958 Bulova Neptune "A"

Neptune ANeptune A

Geoff Baker
Posted August 26, 2021 - 9:45pm

I agree - 1958 Bulova Neptune A

Posted August 26, 2021 - 10:21pm

A very distinctive dial. 100% agree with Bulova Neptune "A".

Posted August 26, 2021 - 11:18pm

Good work, Jim! Looks like an ad match to me!

1958 Neptune A

Kathy L.
Posted August 27, 2021 - 3:13pm

Nice ad match!

Bulova Neptune "A"