Bulova 1950 Promotional

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
Movement Model: 
10BM 17J
Case Serial No.: 
B F Goodrich Silvertown
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Additional Information: 

Yes, it's a tire.

1950 Bulova BF Goodrich Silvertown promotional tire watch. The dial that launched a thousand ships (and forums on this website).

Added 3/25/2011

Photos Updated 11/21/213

Not For Sale
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Posted March 25, 2011 - 11:30pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Ok, very cool but what the hell do we call it....Promotional watch?


Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2011 - 6:00am

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I've hereby cast my vote

Tire (watch?)


Posted March 25, 2011 - 11:34pm

I'm speechless.

Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:28am

Are you sure that's not for sale?  I'm going to dream about that watch tonight, I just know it.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2011 - 9:19am

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Lisa - I've seen five (at least) of these things sell over the years.....my guess is YOU will have one before my next birthday. BTW - my recollection? they're all BF Goodrich. I've seen ONE with a red sweep seconds, all the rest were sub seconds.


Oh, and technically, yes, every watch I have is for sale,


Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:37am

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Certainly looks to be of the military variety.

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 4:16pm

Spare for a jeep?? too small for a hummer...

Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:49am

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That's awesome... reminds me of the old Chevrolet radiator watch that Jay has... very very specific to a brand name.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2011 - 6:13am

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REALLY? in this database??!! WHERE? WHAT'S IT CALLED?

OMG - I bid $325 dollars on that thing and I STILL dream about THAT WATCH.

This one?

What movement? what year?


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Posted March 26, 2011 - 6:46am

Too cool!


'Promotional advertising' secton or similar ?

The snag would be the Company award merits Watches - Watches awarded to employees for Years of service may (and will) get in the mix.

The Chevy Radiator is off the chart...!