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Bulova 1960 President "OW"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835

Variant: 

OW

Manufacture Year: 

1960

Movement Model: 

10BZC

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

E706603

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Welp... don't ask me to show you a picture of the movement because the only way to get it out is to take off the front crystal and remove the stem.

A.  I'm nortorious for cracking/breaking crystals when I take them off the front.

B.  I've never been able to detatch on of those two part stems from the front.  Ever... ... ever. 

Haha... so... the 23 Jewel Model number is copied from other examples of this watch  Everything else is original (dial, hands, case) that I'm sure the movement is fine.

According to the ad we have it look as though we've got the President "F".  Of those 1960 President this is my second favorite only behind the triangle watch.

This on has the unusual asymentrical back case.

 

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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 3, 2015 - 7:19am

Oh yes, that is a President F, a beautiful one at that! (" The ultimate in complete, modern design") And I feel EXACTLY the same way about crystals and two piece stems, ain't ever going there, nope, never again.

jabs
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 7:56am

President "F"

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Andersok
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 8:40am

Agree with President "F"

Does this type of watch have the two-piece stem that separates inside the tube?

plainsmen
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 12:07pm

Yeah... there's no other way to get it out. The movement is locked in with it.

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William Smith
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 12:57pm

President "F"

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Reverend Rob
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 1:16pm
 

Nice example, very sharp.

So there would be interest in a crystal removal/split stem Webinar? These are best left to your friendly neighbourhood watchmaker, but as I always advocate for getting these serviced if you plan to use them, I'm sure they could take the interior pics for you during service. 

President 'F' it is, after President Fillmore, no doubt. 

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 6, 2015 - 7:23pm

Reverend Rob wrote:

 

Nice example, very sharp.

So there would be interest in a crystal removal/split stem Webinar? These are best left to your friendly neighbourhood watchmaker, but as I always advocate for getting these serviced if you plan to use them, I'm sure they could take the interior pics for you during service. 

President 'F' it is, after President Fillmore, no doubt. 

Yeah I think that Webinar would be pretty cool!  I'd watch it.  Might be hard to get us all on at the same time though with our crazy timezones.  Maybe webinar record it and post it up!

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bobbee
Posted January 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
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William Smith
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 10:28pm

Good point Bobbee.... The Pres "F" ad is from 1960.  The OW ad used in the link above is from 1962.  Looks like the same watch to me....but I'm not sure now....
So I'm holding off on the "F" vote while I poke around the ads a little more......
 

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Andersok
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Posted January 3, 2015 - 11:21pm

The 1961 Pricelist shows the 'OW' as a new model and also does not show the $89.50 'F' variant. This ID could go either way for me; without the OW ad, it would be the F variant and vice versa. Would appear the OW was not avail until '61, but who knows for certain.