Bulova 1960 -Unknown

Submitted by RSMT on June 3, 2020 - 2:15pm
Manufacture Year
1960
Movement Model
11AF
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
outside 1 51302 inside 33235 03 M0
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

On a vintage watch FB-group, someone connected the dial as inspired by Piet Mondriaan's painting Pier and Ocean (1915). On closer look at the textured dial, there was general consensus that person was right. The dial is clearly connected to Mondriaan's painting (I've included a picture of the painting).

1960 Bulova 11AF
1960 Bulova 11AF
1960 Bulova 11AF Movement
1960 Bulova 11AF Case Cover
1960 Bulova 11AF Mondriaan Dial Texture
Andersok
Posted June 3, 2020 - 9:31pm

Attractive watch. Looks to be an International model not sold in the US, as it is missing the import code on the movement. I cannot find a matching model to give it a name.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 4, 2020 - 8:34pm

Same here, no luck with a match. I agree that based on lack of movement import code and case markings, it's likely a European produced model.

Really interesting face, I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

1960 Unknown

JimDon5822
Posted June 4, 2020 - 11:50pm

Fascinating watch but I have no matches.  Most likely an International model.   1960 Unknown.

RSMT
Posted June 5, 2020 - 9:48am

Thanks you for your review so far.

I'm based in the Netherlands and recently bought the watch here as well. Therefor it's indeed reasonable to conclude it's an international model.

Piet Mondriaan is also Dutch (I live about 5 miles from the Mondriaan House where he was born). I'll try to contact the local museum to find out if there were any special events in 1960 where the watch may be connected with.