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Bulova 1958 President "E"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

E

Manufacture Year: 

1958

Movement Model: 

10BU

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

A990316

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Men's Bulova. Possible Gold filled case with open lugs. 10BU movement. Inscription on the back has worn through, and I can't tell if it's repair marks on the case back or not, but it's obscured.

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1958 Bulova President watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 8, 2019 - 10:15pm

1958 Bulova President. Certainly looks like someone has repaired the back case. The watch was obviously worn for many years and no doubt served its wearer well....as all Bulova's did :-)

jabs
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Posted June 9, 2019 - 3:57am

1958 Bulova President

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted June 9, 2019 - 7:13am

1958 Bulova President

Looks like the jeweler was a little "heavy handed" and went too deep when engraving, and then tried to fix his "oops". Based on the movement oxidation, it's been like that a long time.

I fixed one like this to make it wearable for the short term with a disc of metal duct tape on the case inside. It comes by the roll and has a peel off paper backing. It's not a long term permanent fix, but will keep out moisture and prevent further damage to the face and movement.

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Andersok
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Posted June 9, 2019 - 7:14am
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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 9, 2019 - 7:35am

Agreed; it's an "E" variant.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 10, 2019 - 12:21am

Good spotting!

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 9, 2019 - 10:20am

1958 President “E”

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 9, 2019 - 11:14am

Another option would be to find a donor case. Gold filled cases are not easily repaired by traditional methods, the base metal varies widely. I spoke with a goldsmith about this, he said laser welding also doesn't work. 

1958 President 'E'.