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Bulova 1959 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1959

Movement Model: 

11AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

D950833

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

23.2mm x 20.2mm at center 18mm on ends

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

the Case is clearly marked L9 However the 11AF movement is clearly stamp N0 1970???

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1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
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Posted December 28, 2018 - 9:40pm

L9 would mean that it's a 1959 case with a N0 (1970) movement, which unnfortunetly would mean this watch 'non-conforming'.

Do you have a close up of the movement?

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brandall54
Posted December 28, 2018 - 10:02pm

I uploaded a closer image of the movement to my user file, but don't know how to get it here

mybulova_admin
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Posted December 29, 2018 - 1:35am

You can add a photo here using the 'Image' button in the toolbar as when you add a comment. If you have alreayd uploaded, simply find it and double click to insert.

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brandall54
Posted December 29, 2018 - 1:31am

 If I can identify the case I could find a proper movement but I didn't see anything in the database or in the old adverts

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted December 29, 2018 - 11:17am

I can't find any instances of watches in the database sporting an 11AF movement (sub second hand) past 1960. Is it possible date code is M0 on movement? That would make a lot more sense and could mean movement is original to the watch. Sometimes it's difficult to tell an M from an N on a movement.

The latest sub second models I find are dated 1967, none of which are sporting an 11AF. Just an observation.

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brandall54
Posted December 29, 2018 - 8:49pm

I checked it under 10x magnification and it is definitely an N0 right above the word Unadjusted on the movement. Not clear in the photo

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 30, 2018 - 7:44pm

Thanks for the photo. That would unfortunetly place your watch in th non-conforming category, but with the correct movement in place we can cerrtainly look to update. 

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brandall54
Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:47am

Do you have any idea which model the case might possibly? I went through the database and the adverts but didn't find anything that looked similar.

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Kathy L.
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Posted December 31, 2018 - 12:43pm

I looked through the full and partail ads and did not find a match.  Pretty unique case so one could pop up at some point.