How did this one slip by?

So I get back to the hotel from work.  I do my routine ending soonest search and with 43 seconds left when it comes up I see this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230773721441?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1282

This auction is for a vintage 1953 (code L3 on back) men's Bulova wristwatch. The watch, 21 jewels, runs and keeps great time. Looks to be barely used, as far as wear goes. Case serial number is 6880365. It is 10K, rolled gold plated, and comes with original case, which includes booklet with guarantee, Bulova company history, and page for service records. Original cases like this are hard to find. Watch face crystal is clear and  in great shape. Great collectible, or wear everyday. Original price tag ($89.50), is still in case. With a very low starting bid and no reserve, this is a real opportunity to get a rare men's antique watch in uncommon condition.

So I quickly scan the pics.... put in a bid of $50 bucks with 16 seconds left  thinking it's going to jump.  Never does.... whuuuu huuuuuu!!

I got it for like $42 shipped!

Looks like a 1953 "Jefferson" maybe or whatever... we've never been able to substantiate it.. but Almost looks NOS.  21 Jewel.... with the case if that's original!  SWEEEEET!!

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bobbee
Posted April 17, 2012 - 6:56pm

Congrats, plains! Great find! Sweet when you get the box and papers too isn't it?

Jim Townsend
Posted April 17, 2012 - 6:59pm

What a deal you know we are drooling dont you?

plainsmen
Posted April 17, 2012 - 7:03pm

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Everyone once in awhile I get a good deal... other times.. I get a good deal.  =)

OldTicker
Posted April 17, 2012 - 7:12pm

Looks like it may be related to this one...the case looks the same, different dial & movement, and a tad bit older... http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1957-unknown-3644

Nice find, looks like everyone was sleeping on this one except you!

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Bob Bruno
Posted April 17, 2012 - 7:13pm

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Your killin me Plains! It's a beaut!!

janitsmith (not verified)
Posted April 17, 2012 - 8:10pm

Oh wow... It's beautiful.. lucky you.

plainsmen
Posted April 17, 2012 - 8:21pm

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Thanks everyone!  I'm happy to share.