Bulova 1959 Senator

Submitted by emartor on September 23, 2020 - 5:24pm
P
Manufacture Year
1959
Movement Model
11AF
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
D511519
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I think is a SENATOR J , working good, 10k gold filled case, stainless steel back. L9 movement data code

False
FRONT
OPEN BACK
SS BACK
SIDE
SENATOR J
JimDon5822
Posted September 23, 2020 - 8:43pm

1959 Senator J looks to be right.  I have the bracelet in the ad and posted it on the forum.  Kind of cool and you can change the leather accent pieces.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 24, 2020 - 10:33am

Nice watch, can you confirm it is yellow gold plate with a stainless back?

Kathy L.
Posted September 24, 2020 - 11:14am

Looks like a match.

1959 Bulova Senator "J"

Andersok
Posted September 24, 2020 - 12:26pm

Senator 'J' in the ad is for the top watch.

The second watch in the ad is the Senator 'G' and is a match to this watch. The linebooks that we have all state this as the Senator 'C' as ref#32727. The pricelists that we have show 32727 goes with the 'G' variant. I don't find any ads showing this as the 'C'; and this 'G' is found in ads through 1958 (including the ad above).

The watch in question is 1959 model; and Linebook 136 for 1959 (and 139/140 for 1960) now show this model as the 'P' variant ('O' black dial). There is no longer a 32727 listed in the linebooks past 1958. 

For 1959, this model would be the Senator 'P' (noting the hand style is not a match)

LB136 1959

LB136SenP

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 24, 2020 - 2:02pm

I'm going with Ken's in depth research on this one. This watch was previously the "G", through 1958. In 1959, this watch became

variant "P", replacing "G" possibly based on band change. Based on case and movement date, this particular example classifies as 

Senator "P"., noting possible swapped hands.