Bulova 1960 21st Century

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on November 4, 2016 - 4:47pm
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20.5 x 19.5
Watch Description

Watch came to me from a non-watch savy source in the box pictured. Box is obviously not correct (Waterproof), but may be the box it came in from the jeweler. It's as clean as the watch and of the proper time period give or take a couple years, I believe. Movement and case both dated M0. Movement is a 10BZ 21 jewels

bourg01 and Lisa both call this a 21st Century based on crystal dimensions. Here is what I believe to be an unmolested sock drawer watch that is basically pristine inside and out with what appears to me to be the original crystal, face,  hands , signed srown and likely the original Speidel band. What do you think?

1960 Bulova 21st Century
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
Posted November 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

I posted 5 photos, apparently they didn't take. Forgive the newbie. If someone can email me instructions, more photos will appear. Thanks guys.

Posted November 4, 2016 - 9:24pm

You will need to resize your photos down to be no more than 680 pixels wide and then save as a compressed 'jpg' file so that the total file size is no bigger than 250Kb.

Posted November 4, 2016 - 10:48pm

Beautiful watch and I would agree that it was a true sock drawer treasure.


Posted November 4, 2016 - 10:52pm

It certainly is a match for the watch here: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1959-21st-century-4744 listed as a tentative 21st Century.

I've gone though all our 1960s adverts and cannot find anything thats a match.

Keeping with the previous ID, I'd say its a tentative Bulova '21st Century'

Posted November 5, 2016 - 5:49am

Agree with 21st Century ID

Geoff Baker
Posted November 6, 2016 - 5:53am

A very nice looking watch neetstuf. I agree that this one is a 21st Century. I like it a lot.

I'm inclined to think the band a replacement as it's the type that auto adjusts to the lug spacing and would most likely not have been original equipment. I'm not a fan of these bands as they have tendency to wear grooves into the lugs from the constant metal on metal friction.

Posted November 7, 2016 - 7:55am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks Geoff,

Band may not be original factory equipment, but based on overall minty condition, it appears to have been been on there since it was in the jewelry store and may well have been a period upgrade from a leather band per the original purchaser.

William Smith
Posted November 6, 2016 - 5:14pm

The linked watch is ID'ed on crystal specs.  I have two ticks tentative for that ID.

The dials are differrent between the two watchs, but w/ only crystal specs, dials don't come into play unless they are obviously not a point of sale dial (or redial as POS).

I'm two ticks tenative on subject watch too.

Posted November 6, 2016 - 5:31pm

In reply to by William Smith

For what it's worth, bourg1 states his is a refinished / modified non-POS dial. Lisa's posted example has the same dial as this one, and she found 21st Century in I believe a 1954 price list. Of course, it all comes back to crystal specs.