Can anyone identify this watch

 

Sorry for the poor photo.  Do not have any tools to open watch back.

It says it is self winding and the dial is divided into four pie shaped pieces. 

 

Any help would be appreciated.

The back is engraved 1955.

Thank you in advance

 

David

JP
Posted February 18, 2012 - 11:39pm

Panel Member

Can't ID what I can't see. Take some more pics and we can all see what you have.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 19, 2012 - 9:41am

If it's the Watch I am thinking of it remains an 'UNKNOWN'. The ones I have seen are Dated 1953 - '55, Nautically inspired (?) and are 21 Jewel Automatics w Gold Casebacks.

 

Due North
Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:05pm

That is the watch!  Thanks.  I just picked it up at a swap meet.  It is in pretty good shape, just needs a cleaning and some dial repairs.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

David

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:24pm

a great Watch David, wish We could ID it.

JP
Posted February 29, 2012 - 1:23am

Panel Member

Hi Fifth. Again we see the shadow dial hmmmmm. How many different bulovas do you think the used that dial configuration on??

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 29, 2012 - 6:45am

3 confirmed by advertisements JP.

'ACADEMY AWARD'

'CLIPPER'

'EXCELLENCY'

 

* as a side note the 'Shadow Dial' will change position or flip flop based on light orientation - a detail impossible to reproduce by the Dial refinishers.