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Bulova 1959 Bulova 23 "CW"

6/10 votes
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Variant: 

CW

Manufacture Year: 

1959

Movement Model: 

10BPAC

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

L9

Case Serial No.: 

D471066

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1959 Bulova 23 "CW". Same as the "C" with the exception of face text and apparently re-designated the "CW" in 1958. This is a classic "sock drawer watch", in the original box with manual and s/n filled in with a purchase date of Feb. 1960. I find no ads for the "CW" to verify, but I have to believe the JB scissor band on it is original. If not, I would think it's been on the watch since 1960.

Color is a little off in some of the photos; watch is 10K yellow gold RGP with a stainless back.

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 28, 2018 - 3:40am

Agree with Bulova 23 "CW" like this

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted February 28, 2018 - 7:02am

Around 1958 the model number 31305 changed from the 'C' to the 'CW'. Here is a 1959 ad:

Leather strap looks to be what came with the watch originally.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 28, 2018 - 7:13am

1959 Bulova 23 CW

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 28, 2018 - 7:14am

Nice ad match Ken! Band on subject watch is then likely a point of purchase upgrade. It looks like a 1960 Valentine's Day gift that was seldom if ever worn.