Bulova 23

Bulova 1955 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
L5
Case Serial No.: 
A285458
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1955 Bulova 23 "C" Yellow 10K gold plate with sunburst dial and stainless back. Replacement scissor band. This model was redesignated "CW" in approx. 1958, with a slight face change; losing "Six Adjustments" text.

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1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1956 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
B252253
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
"Automatic"
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Beautiful example of Mens (admin edit - this is a mans watch) Bulova 23 Jewel watch. The Dial for its age is stunning and hour and minute markers are almost perfect and a great find. How ever it has fair wear and tear to the case and bezel but lugs are perfectly straight. Under the serial number gives L6 1956. I have seen different Adverts for this model and the Case stays the same but gives diffrent variations of Dials. Watch gives Speed readings on Timegrapher and are very eratic indicating Servicing required such as poor main spring tension and Rotor is Rocking but is very clean inside. If anyone can provide advice on how to tackel such a jem as this please advice. Please see photos and thanks for looking.

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1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1958 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
OW
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
D199813
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova 23J Auto with Black Sunburst dial.  Good condition with slight corrosion on hands. SS Back and 10K RGP Bezel.

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1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch

Bulova 1956 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
TW
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BOAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
B245467
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi All,

Just joined the club a couple weeks ago and am finally having a chance to post my Bulovas.  Any additional info on my watches would be appreciated. Thanks.

Mike

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Bulova 23
Bulova 23
Bulova 23
Bulova 23
[Bulova 23

Bulova 1957 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
U
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
Unk
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
C324408
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
23mm square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Unfortunately, I cannot get the back off to check the movement caliber.

I have tried in the past and again today to no avail.  It hasn't been in for a service yet, so..........

eventually. 

There are three pin heads (should be four...one is missing),  that look like screw heads without the slot, one seated directly next to each lug.  I cannot budge them!  I imagine the missing one flew across the past owners room and was never seen again.  :  ) 

They are somewhat visible between the case and watch strap.

 

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1957 Bulova 23 "U"
L7 case back Bulova 23 "U"
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Bulova 23 "U" ad text
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1957 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
C618324 (L7)
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Rolled Gold plate bezel/stainless back - never took a pic of the back, will follow-up with one.

I've never seen an ad for this 23J variation.  I actually have two of this model, both purchased on ebay in 2013.  Haven't seen another since.  Don't see one in your database either.

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1957 Bulova 23 watch
1957 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
S
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
B928276
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1957 (L7 - both case and movement) Bulova 23 "S" with original Blue Box

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1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch

Bulova 1958 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
?
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
C735593
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I need help identifying this watch and its potential value. I can't even find a picture of it online or a reference to the serial number. Can anyone help? It's 14KT gold as well and works fine. ~Patrick

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1958 Bulova watch 1958
1958 Bulova watch 1958

Bulova 1958 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
don't know
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
D261644
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I could only upload a face and back picture, as I already have the watch packaged to send to Mike Cousineau on Monday for repair, and I didn't take the back off to get a picture of the movement. Case material is 14Kt gold. I had watch repaired at least 20 years ago. Worked ok for a couple years, now gains time again. Crystal has been replaced at least once. Obviously, band is not original. Has been in family since around 1960 when my father purchased from his hard-up-for-money best friend for $25. I can get the movement details when I receive watch back from Mike, or I can ask him to relay them to me when he send the watch back. I went through all of the 1958 ads and even the 1957 and 1959 ads. I  couldn't find a picture of a similar watch with the same dial (no numbers). I assume this is another derivation of the "23"? Thanks. Great website, BTW!

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1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 Bulova 23

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
L7
Case Serial No.: 
B860244
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1957 Bulova 23. I'm confident this is a "G" model. Yellow RGP with stainless back. Band is a mid 1960's replacement Speidel. Referenced ad is dated 1958.

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1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert