Bulova 1958 Senator

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 23, 2021 - 8:27pm
FW
Manufacture Year
1958
Movement Model
11ACC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
25315
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Other
Crystal details
26.2MM Domed Plastic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

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.

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plainsmen
Posted July 25, 2021 - 12:57pm

Great match sir... Senator FW.

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

1958 Bulova Senator FW

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 26, 2021 - 4:49pm

Love that dial!

1958 Senator "FW"