Bulova 23

Bulova 1954 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
L4
Case Serial No.: 
7852502
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova 23 "E" by the looks of it and an early one. L4 marked movement and case back. I believe 1954 was the roll out year of the Bulova 23 Model. Band is a late 1960's replacement until I can find a more "ad correct" one. Not bad physical condition, but runs fast.

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1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1956 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
6231572
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Movement and caseback both dated "L6". Stainless steel case with black sunburst face and ssteel markers. No other apparent examples of this casing/face combination per 1955 pricelists or ads besides the 23 "A" that I can find. Ad text calls out radium hands and face, but illustration doesn't match this description and neither does this subject watch (which matches illustration). Band is a Speidel replacement by me. I love the black/stainless combination of this one.

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1956 Bulova 23 watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1955 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
A634419
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1955 23 "D"

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1955 Bulova 23 H watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1959 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
XW
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
426088
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1959 Bulova 23 'XW'

Yellow gold case and back, 10K RGP, dated L9; white dial with yellow gold accents; 10BPAC selfwinding movement dated L8; hidden crown, original band likely was an expansion type based on the ad, beige strap added.

Offsite ads: 1958 and 1959

 

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AndersoK_1959Bulova23XW
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1954 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
8355037
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1954 Bulova 23 'F'

First year for the 23 series; case is nickel plated and dated L4; caseback is stainless steel; white dial version with sunburst pattern and silver hands and markers; selfwinding 10BPAC 23-jewel movement also dated L4; original band would have been an expansion type with leather inserts perhaps, NOS Bulova black leather strap added; original boxes and paperwork also.

Existing 1955 model in database

Bulova 23 ads

Similar to the black dial 'E' variant

 

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AndersoK_1954Bulova23F
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1958 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
10BPAC
Case Serial No.: 
6301571
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The back of case is difficult to read. The etchings are very light - they read, "Stainless Steel, Shock Resistant, Anti-Magnetic, Self Winding, Water Proof"

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1958 Bulova 23 B watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1960 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10BZAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E984734
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29.2mm (G-S LT26)
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1960  Gentlemans watch

10bzac 23 jewel keeping near perfect time.(serviced)

10kgp /White/ss snapback

Beautiful textured Grey/tropical dial

New Arcrilic crystal G-S LT 26

Runs and looks great

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1960  Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
S
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
C231654
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1957 Bulova 23 'S'

10K RGP case with stainless back, dated L7. 10BPAC movement also dated L7. I don't think the crown is the correct hidden type, seems to stick out past the side of the case just a bit. Probably not the original band; the display box came with the watch, so it most likely is.

Similar to other one in the database

 

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AndersoK_1957Bulova23S
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
L4-10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
7887702
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
25.8mm
Additional Information: 

1954 Bulova 23

10bpac  23j

10k w/ss back

Runs great with new service

Plate loss on back of lugs, seems to be a problem with this model..

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shelton243 1954 "23"  91716
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1959 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Mystery Dial
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
10BZAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E397083
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
mystery
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I picked this up a couple of months ago I believe it's a 23 jewel mystery dial. It has L9 on the movement and adjusted to six positions on rotor weight. The case is stamped Bulova and says shock resistant 110 anti magnetic 10.K.T.R.G.P it looks in great condition and runs well. Just some plate loss on snap back plate at edge.

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1959 Bulova 23 Mystery Dial watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch