Bulova 1958 Senator

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 23, 2021 - 8:27pm
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26.2MM Domed Plastic
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This appears to be a 1958 Bulova Senator "FW" based on the 1958-1959 Line Book BAWD 0136.   The case is chrome plated brass with a stainless steel case back.   On the inside of the case back it is marked  "US ZONE GERMANY"  also a Patent # and RP in a triangle.  I assume this to be the case mfg.   The dial is black with white applied coffin hour markers with numerals at 3,6,9,12 and lume dots / Hands.  The 17J movement is a manual wind 11ACC with an L8 date code.  It was real tough to get this one running.  I could not get the watch to wind.  After two new hairsprings and barrel arbor I found out that the center wheel gear had separated from the gear.   That was a first for me.   Then the canon pinion was loose.  Ended up having a spare 11ACC and took the pinion to get it running.  I think this is the first of this variant in the database.

1958 Bulova Senator "FW"

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Posted July 25, 2021 - 12:57pm

Great match sir... Senator FW.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 25, 2021 - 8:33pm

1958 Bulova Senator FW

Posted July 26, 2021 - 4:49pm

Love that dial!

1958 Senator "FW"