Bulova 1960 Beau Brummell

Submitted by Michaeln on December 17, 2013 - 4:19pm
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Bulova watch 12 28 2013
1960 Bulova watch
Posted December 17, 2013 - 4:43pm

  My father bought this watch in Toronto Ontario 1960. He passed away over 20 years ago & I inherited the watch. When I got it the crystal was cracked so my jeweller replaced same, cleaned it up & it still runs perfectly. I only realised, by accident, just recently, the interest in older Bulova watches, had no idea of the history. I found the watch in one of this websites old adverts, it's 1960 ad #20 of 36 very bottom extreme right corner. It's shown as The Beau Brummel CCCW $215.00. The picture shows the watch with a alligator strap, I can't remember it when my Dad had it. When I got it the 14K band was in disrepair so my jeweller found me an Italian 14K bracelet for it, it is very very similar to the original. I had him take the clasp off of the old bracelet & attach to the new one as my father had his initials mnk inscribed on it. They happen to be my initials also. Upon further inspection of this clasp I have found a hallmark B inside of an eggshaped, open at the bottom, mark. So, now I am wondering if this clasp & broken up bracelet which I still have is Bulova original. That's all for now, look forward to any help or opinions.                  





Posted December 17, 2013 - 5:24pm

I'm good with Beau Brummel

Posted December 17, 2013 - 5:50pm

  All I know is that your father had good taste.

Posted December 17, 2013 - 8:12pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…


The case colour in the ad might be white gold as this was an option. What is it about the dial you don't agree with?


Posted December 17, 2013 - 8:19pm


Yes, the Case Color is typically variant specific.

The Dial Color in the ad appears Grey, possibly Silver. Your Watch is trimmed Gold?

Posted December 17, 2013 - 8:50pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Yes mine is trimmed gold I think because it is yellow gold. The one in the ad is white gold hence the matching trim?????

Geoff Baker
Posted December 18, 2013 - 6:14am

This is a magnificent watch. I think these family pieces are priceless treasures. You are incredibly fortunate Michael to have a solid gold watch that your father wore. I hope you have it professionally service before you wear it proudly (but PLEASE have it serviced!)

I agree on the Beau Brummel ID. The "CCCW" after the name is a bit unusual for Bulova, normally they gave variant designations "quotes" - like the watch to the left in the ad (Bulova "30" "BW"). I'm not 100 % sure what that CCCW designates.

Posted December 18, 2013 - 11:35am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks for your comments


      The watch was serviced when I first received it  (20 odd years ago). I don't wear it often but when I do it runs perfectly. I will be looking for a Bulova wise jeweler to reservice it & then I will get some pictures of the movement etc. Unfortunately my original jeweler is no longer available





Geoff Baker
Posted December 19, 2013 - 5:47am

In reply to by Michaeln

Michael - I've sent you a private message. You'll find a link in the upper right hand corner of your home page to read it.