Phantom

Bulova 1922 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1922
Movement Model: 
Phantom
Movement Jewels: 
18
Movement Serial No.: 
518
Case Serial No.: 
2010
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I saw this go through on the auction site and though it was to rich for my blood, I thought that it would make a great example for us.  I asked the sellers permission and was granted the use of the pictures.

I don't know the actual year of manufacture as there is no date stamp, nor movement model other than Phantom.

I'm a trained investigator, so I'm going to take the 1922 ad as the date and name this the 1922 Phantom!

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1922 Bulova Phantom
1922 Bulova Phantom
1922 Bulova Phantom
1922 Bulova Phantom
1922 Bulova Phantom
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1956 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Case Serial No.: 
5157168
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Press Type 28.6 mm | Part Number: 1126E
Additional Information: 

I picked up what I believe to be a 1956 Bulova Phantom. I did a little research and bought a NOS crystal off the bay. It fits pretty well. Not sure if it is the exact one for this watch or not though. The crystal I purchased is a Press Type High Dome 28.6 mm, Part Number 1126E. The movement is a 17 jewel 11ACC.

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Bulova Phantom A
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5164055
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1957 Bulova Phantom 'A'

All stainless steel press-fit type case, dated L6 stamped inside; striped white dial with luminous hands and dots at each marker; Swiss made 17-jewel 11ACC manual wind dated L7; has the original stainless steel expansion band.

Similar 'A' variant already in database

 

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AndersoK_1957PhantomA
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1954 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
DNK
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Movement Serial No.: 
DNK
Case Serial No.: 
7704530
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Cannot open case, may be front loader?

Not sure what patent pending, unishell case design or shock resistant?

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1954 Bulova Phantom A watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8414732
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1954 BULOVA PHANTOM

Case back:BULOVA  STAINLESS STEEL CASE  ANTIMAGNETIC  WATERPROOF  SHOCK RESISTANT PATENT PENDING  L4  

Dial:Striped dial reads BULOVA  and SWISS under the six.Has silver hour and minute hands and a blue seconds hand

Movement is a17 jewel 10BUC dated L4

Crown is not original

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 1954 Bulova Phantom
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7701890
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Picked up this awesome running, very clean L4 1954 Phantom "D" Charcoal and Gold (Yellow). Still amazed at how clean this thing is.

 

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1954 Bulova Phantom
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1938 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
6AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8132572
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Wow, this could be the oldest hang tag and VARIANT I've seen! This is another one of those watches that makes me wonder if it was ever worn, it is that crisp. This beauty comes out of the original NAMED cardboard storage box. Is nestled inside a NAMED clam shell display case that is a fresh and colorful as the day it left New York...... AND it has a hang tag with a name and a VARIANT. Top it all off with the original bracelet and it's fabulous.

Whew, had to sit down when I first held this gem!

Behold, the 1938 (by serial number) Bulova Phantom "D"

Added 12/20/2015

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1938 Bulova Phantom Geoffrey Baker
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1954 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
A162889
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

Bulova Phantom "D"

10KT Yellow Gold RGP case with black/charcoal dial, caseback is stainless, dated L5. Movement is a 17 Jewel 11ACC manual-wind dated L5. Radium hands and dial, though dial radium is long gone. Missing the expansion band.

Supporting ad from 1955

-watch has a new owner 5/2014

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Bulova Phantom
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1957 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5169726
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1956 Phantom

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
NONE
Case Serial No.: 
5157620
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The watch has a date code of L6 on movement and inside case back.Dial and crown and movement are signed. Case back inside says Swiss L6. It has a two piece stem and is a front loader. Stainless steel case and back.white hands and silver dial with the AA style finish Numbers and hash marks are raised white. It runs and keeps great time.

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch