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Bulova 1958 Pearson

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1958

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

S836B

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

I don't know much about the watch. When my grandfather passed away 8 years ago,  I was sent to Wisconsin to gather all of his things and this watch was in his dresser drawer.  I have all the original packaging and a service receipt dated 2 / 14 / 69.  There is also a Timetone 2 year service certificate that's not filled out and a Bulova Watch Guarantee Bond that's never been filled out. The case says Bulova Fifth Avenue.  It's really the only thing I kept of his besides some tools. Any information helping me identify it would be greatly appreciated.

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bobbee
Posted July 28, 2014 - 8:16pm

A very handsome watch, but an unknown model.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 28, 2014 - 9:22pm

I like it!

The numbers scratched into the case back are watchmaker's service marks. 

Unk. for now.

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bobbee
Posted July 29, 2014 - 3:31am

Just on the off chance as you seem to have all the original packaging, there isn't a name anywhere on it is there? Maybe a hang tag or sticker?

Could you please take a photo or two of the boxes, it's sad but we love the old boxes, and it adds to the value! :-)

Thanks,

Bob.

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 6:04am

Hi Mustang, welcome to myBulova. Two things I am certain of, one is that you are most fortunate to have your grandfather's watch. I am a big fan of family heirlooms. I think that to have his watch is simply wonderful.

The second thing that I 'm almost as certain of is that we don't have an ID for this beauty. We have come across one other example but we have not ID'd it either.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1957-unknown-5880

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William Smith
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 1:09pm

Nice Family Heirloom.  Unknown for now.  ...and it's not too sad that we love the boxes- I'm glad we love them.

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mustangmace
Posted July 30, 2014 - 10:50am

Thank you all. I'll get some pictures of the box and the case when I get home from work. There were no tags or model name on any of the packaging or documents that I could find.

jabs
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Posted July 30, 2014 - 3:58pm

"Unknown" for me

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1955mercury
Posted August 2, 2014 - 3:46pm

I have that same model Bulova and the crystal for it seems to be the G-S 345-10F. Unfortunately I don't have that crystal in my pile. If anyone has that crystal in stock, there's a remote possibility that the package will have a model name on it. I know that you can't make a positive ID from a crystal, but it might help lead to identifying it. Lisa has one like it also and has it ID'd as a Senator, but I don't think that's correct. The correct crystal for this watch is suppose to be faceted like the 50's Duncan crystal, to match the shape of the bezel at the top and bottom, or at least mine is. I would provide a picture of mine, but it might take me a couple of weeks to find it.

JP
Posted August 4, 2014 - 4:55pm

I would need the actual G-S crystal number. 345 10F isn't enough. The number should have a CX or CM or two letters in front of the numbers.

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1955mercury
Posted August 4, 2014 - 5:15pm

Sorry about that JP. I must have had a brain flatulence. It's G-S CMX 345-10F. And this watch isn't square as depicted in the photos. It is rectangular. The resizing of those photo's have distorted the shape of it.