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Bulova 1961 Senator "A"

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.559999

Variant: 

A

Manufacture Year: 

1961

Movement Model: 

11 AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

F392558

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Crystal Details: 

W*C 3MJ225 205

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Case measures 37mm lug to lug x 28mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt hashmark Hour markers with Gilt Arabic numerals at the even Hour positions, Bulova signature is printed in Black and is absent of any tracks. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha and a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand shows on a Black printed 'cross hairs' sub Dial at 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Stainless Steel.

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Stephen Ollman
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Posted December 21, 2010 - 3:43am

No 8. 1955 Senator with variant dial.

1955 Vintage Bulova Ad

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 21, 2010 - 5:16am

Stephen,

Thanks. There's an example in the database, 1955 Senator. Counting the 'fingers' on the side of the case the example shows 7, this shows 9?

plainsmen
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Posted December 21, 2010 - 9:37am

Maybe the artist thought 9 just to contrite?!  Haha.... no really though... could just be a artist deciding he didn't want to cram the other's in.

It'd be pretty wild to have TWO 1955 watches looking exactly the same except for that diviation.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 25, 2010 - 11:16pm

*edit to post: Case sides show 7 fingers as in the illustration not 9.

My bad.

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William Smith
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Posted February 5, 2013 - 5:13pm

Fifth- was there any date symbol on the case back?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 9, 2013 - 8:50am

Either a different Senator variant or a non-conforming dial.

Senator "A" is what this case shape has been ID'd as.

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William Smith
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Posted February 9, 2013 - 4:54pm

Old Ticker did a nice comparison of Senators A, B, C, and D here.  I think we have been ID'ing based on case differences...and this watch simply has a redail not to original.  
I'd be good with a tentative Senator "A" for this watch...and think it keeps us consistnet in ID'ing- at least least for the A, B, C and D variants of this series at this time period.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 17, 2018 - 4:38pm

Senator "A" model number is 32701 in the above referenced ad.. In the 1961 price list, Senator 'A' model number becomes 13215 . According to this 1962 ad,  the dial matches the subject watch.

1961 Bulova Senator "A".

 

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Kathy L.
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Posted September 17, 2018 - 5:47pm

1961 Senator "A"

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 17, 2018 - 7:53pm

Senator 'A' works for me.