SVP

Bulova 1959 SVP

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C280557
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

This is a rather interesting one; appears to be a 1959 SVP. Movement dated L9 and case dated L7. In the original clamshell and cardboard box with jeweler string tag. Outer price sticker matches inner Bulova tag but this price doesn't match the period ad. From a jeweler's estate and represented to me as new old stock. Watch shows no signs of ever being worn.

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1959 Bulova SVP watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1960 SVP

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
U922392
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I am not sure about the date. I could only find the case serial number. I got this as a Christmas present for my wife.

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1950 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1959 SVP

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
III
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11AF
Case Serial No.: 
E010755
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
CMT 308-25
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
Gentleman, my brother borrowed this watch from me about fifty years ago, and then we both forgot that it existed.  It lay forgotten in a jewelry box for all these years, until he ran across it while looking for something else, and returned it to me.   Watch restoration is my hobby.  It took minimal tweaking to get the watch running again—accurate to within about ten seconds a day!  On its return from my brother, the watch was grimy, the crystal was chipped in several places, and the band was both scuffed and too small for my now adult-sized wrist.  So I cleaned the case, replaced the crystal (with a CMT308-25, which snapped into place perfectly), and replaced the metal band with a handsome lizard skin one. I'm pleased with the results.   But I don't know what model it is!  The mechanism is an 11AF.  The L9 marking tells me that it was built in 1959.  It was was given to me by my parents, as the engraving indicates, as a bar mitzvah present in May1962.   It is unlikely that they purchased it used.  Why this watch lingered so long between its manufacture and its retail sale is a mystery to me.   I would be pleased if you could inform me of the model name, and any other useful information about this watch, which is now a treasured memento.   The photo of the watch with a metal band is a  "before" picture.  The others are "after" pictures.  
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1959 Bulova SVP III watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch

Bulova 1959 SVP

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E016622
Case shape: 
Tonneau
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Jim Townsend1959 Bulova SVP 11 17 2014
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 SVP

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
6CB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
V822393
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1961 Bulova SVP

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1961 Bulova SVP
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1959 SVP

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E245594
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1959 (L9) case with a 17 Jewel 11AF movement dated M0 for 1960. Very similar to the 1948 Brewster as seen in the attached photos. I'm not suggesting its a 1960 Brewster...I'm just pointing out it's exactly the same size and shape with minor differences such as the lugs and on the bezel at the crown. It will help in identification i think. 

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Bulova watch
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