Bulova 23 "W-CO" Marking?

I recently purchased a Bulova 23 and right under the Bulova 23 Jewels on the fact is W-CO. 

Anyone know what W-CO signifies?  I have seen dozens of pictures of this watch model and none have this same marking. 

Thanks in advance.




airborne's picture
Posted June 17, 2014 - 3:12pm

Must be Watch Company....

Posted June 17, 2014 - 3:21pm

To my knowledge, Bulova never put any thing like that on the dial. The watch is from the 23 series and probably has a redial job on it. The case is not familiar to m e as a "23" series case either. We would need to see the movement and the inside and out side of the case back in order to be able to start looking for an ID. You will need to take it to a respectable jewery repairman to remove the case back as they are waterproof and require a special tool to unscrew the back from the case.


bobbee's picture
Posted June 17, 2014 - 3:21pm

Not seen that before.

Maybe a corporate gift thing? Maybe a Bulova visitor giveaway?

bobbee's picture
Posted June 17, 2014 - 4:36pm

Here is your "23" model, the "L" variant. 



As can be seen, the dialis a match except for what may be a simple corporate logo.

Don't go taking your watch to bits if you don't want to!



William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted June 17, 2014 - 6:25pm

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Never seen that W-CO either.  Sure looks like the "23 L" except for W-CO.  Nice watch. 

Posted June 17, 2014 - 7:56pm

I definately think its an original dial, here is pic of the movement and thanks for the replies:

bobbee's picture
Posted June 18, 2014 - 4:10am

Bulova '23' "L" variant first seen, and only weeks after the ad comes to light.