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
Geoffrey Baker 1950 Bulova Goddrich TIRE Watch 11 21 2013
Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2011 - 9:16am

Club 5000Panel Member

The Radiator was sold with a Bulova Movement - seller could not possibly have known if it was original to the watch( but I still asked) and I did everything I could think of to get the date code from it but he just couldn't understand what I was asking. The case back was dedicated  - I just couldn't make out the words - but the year 1927 was loud and clear.

Oh, how I wanted that watch....

Did I mention I bid $325 dollars and LOST!!!! (No Lisa, I am NOT over it, it was almost two years ago)



Posted March 26, 2011 - 9:31am

I wouldn't be over it either.  In fact, I'd still be wearing a black armband in remembrance of a very dark day.

Posted March 26, 2011 - 10:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

Jay's looks unbelieveable.

Check it out here on his blog:


Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2011 - 10:47am

Club 5000Panel Member

That's IT!!!

Well, as they say, at least I know where it is and I can go visit it when I need a shot of vitamin B(ulova)!

I know, I know, but it will always be a Bulova in my heart.

 - gb

Posted March 26, 2011 - 11:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

Oh my goodness... LISA don't hate me but lookit what I just found and bought!  Wuuuu huuuu!!




A guy's going to have to get some silver model type paint for the missing chrome.

vintagebulova.com's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 11:30am

Club 5000

Here's a link to the one I have.  NOS in the box.





Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:13pm

I hate you all.  ;>}

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:16pm

I'll bet a strap could be mounted through the holes in the rim.

: )

Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:18pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Haha!!  Great thinking.... sweet leather strap going through... into a leather band.  Man would that thing be a conversation piece!

Posted March 26, 2011 - 10:28pm

Whoa!!!!!  That is just awesome!   But not a leather band, plainsmen, you need a chain band.  One that looks  like tire chains, I think.  :)

p.s.  Is that like real tire rubber?  Does it have that sweet tire rubber smell??