Bulova 1950 Promotional

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

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Geoffrey Baker 1950 Bulova Goddrich TIRE Watch 11 21 2013
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Posted March 26, 2011 - 2:04pm

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Haha!!  He gets it!

Posted March 26, 2011 - 6:04pm

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So what then..... the 1950 Bulova "G.F. Goodwrich Tire Watch"  ???

Posted March 27, 2011 - 2:31am

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How about - 'Goodwrich Tire'

Geoff Baker
Posted March 27, 2011 - 5:09am

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Stephen - drop the "w"?

B F Goodrich

Although I still say just "Tire". Jay has one that he says is GoodYEAR - the other tire company.


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 27, 2011 - 5:35am

'Promotional Advertising'.

There are others and can be archived as a group

shooter144's picture
Posted March 27, 2011 - 9:50am

Two more and you guys can put em on my truck for my birthday, I need new tires.....

Im with Fifth....that would cover em all.

Posted March 28, 2011 - 5:56am

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Tyre or Promotional...going once...going twice....going....

vintagebulova.com's picture
Posted March 28, 2011 - 6:26am

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Maybe neither.  I wouldn't go with tire, too specific and I've only seen the one.  If you go with promotional you're going to end up with a bunch of custom faces on conventional models.  Perhaps something to do with the unique shapes that these special watches share.  



Geoff Baker
Posted March 28, 2011 - 7:15am

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So, I think Jay is on to something here. If I have a watch with a company name on it, for instance a President model with the BF Goodrich logo, we would still consider it a President watch and not classify in a 'promotional' category. If however I had a Nighthawk watch inbedded in a B F Goodrich tire, it would be classified as a 'Unique' Or 'Special'? The only thing I have againt that is that I have seen no other examples....the TIRE (STILL my vote) TYRE (hey, it's Stephen's web site) TIRED ( when I posted this item with the words 'launched a thousand forums' it was, apparently, a portent of 'posts' to come...) is the only Bulova Item that fits the category, unless we want to consider the messenger bag I have (NOS of course) with a 6" battery operated BULY - Bulova - clock on the outside AND the grocery type bag with the same big clock on it.

-gb (TIRE)

( Jay  - there is more than one - mine, your's Jerin's &, I am certain, Lisa's is somewhere out there waiting to be claimed )

Posted March 28, 2011 - 7:30am

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I think if we can identify a watch as a known model then we should so name it that model. The grey area comes in when it's wrapped up in some sort of casing like this as many models we know of share a similar movement and dial combination but vary in case design....so then what to label these unique models?

Maybe 'Tire' is the way to go, as Jay said pick a common theme about that particular series.

I just releasised that here in Australia we use Tyre and you yanks, oops sorry, you wonderful Americans user Tire. So as this site is mainly aimed at an American audience and Bulova is (well was) an American company...TIRE it shall be.