Bulova 1959 Bulova 23

Submitted by gmmy775 on April 24, 2019 - 2:02pm
CAW
Manufacture Year
1959
Movement Model
10BZAC
Movement Jewels
23
Movement Serial No.
-unknown
Case Serial No.
E108449
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
34.95 mm in case
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

My hard data for this watch:

Bulova 23j 10BZAC 10k rgp/ss E108449 L9_L9 Automatic

Case w/o crown:  34.95mm

Case material:  10K rolled gold plate w/stainless steel back

Crown:  4.1mm unsigned; recessed flush with case

Crystal, in watch:  28.80mm

Lugs:  17.4mm

Movement year:  1959; no serial number

Inside back:  BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

Back:  #E108449; BULOVA; L9; 10Kt R.G.P./Stainless Steel Back; Self Winding; Shock Resistant; Anti-Magnetic; Water Proof.

Snap Fit stainless Back

Note:  Starts running with minimal movement

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jabs
Posted April 25, 2019 - 5:02am

The watch is similar with this Bulova 23 with the dial having a different base structure

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 25, 2019 - 12:15pm

I agree. 1959 Bulova 23 - variant currently unknown

gmmy775
Posted April 26, 2019 - 5:07am

Hi Jabs,

Followed your link and the watches are identical including the hands, with the exception of the sweep (has an arrowhead tip instead of a diamond), case material, and inscription on the rotor.  I am curious if the inside of the case back also says "BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK"?  I will ask.

jabs
Posted April 26, 2019 - 5:47am

In reply to by gmmy775

this designation is common with watches of this time, here is a picture of other bulova 23 watches

1959 Bulova watch

Geoff Baker
Posted April 26, 2019 - 8:39am

1959 Bulova 23

Kathy L.
Posted April 26, 2019 - 9:11am

1959 Bulova 23

Andersok
Posted April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Bulova 23

Reverend Rob
Posted April 26, 2019 - 10:21am

1959 Bulova 23, no variant- for now...

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 28, 2020 - 9:32pm

1960_LineBook_BAWD0139, page 37

Bulova 23 "CAW

bully 23