Bulova 1950 Trident

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G-S CMT278-10 / 20.8 X 20.5
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I've had this one for some time now. I have it label as either a "Hartley" or "Trident". It can't be both. Maybe neither. It's got a 10k rgp bezel and a stainless back.  What do you guys think?


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Bulova watch
Posted December 23, 2014 - 6:59am

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Agree with Trident

bobbee's picture
Posted December 23, 2014 - 7:10am

Not a dial/hands match.

This one has been seen before with this dial configuration, and it is several years before the Trident too.


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William Smith
Posted December 23, 2014 - 5:47pm

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I remember Lisa's process of tentative ID for this model (in Bobbee's link above).  The only one listed in G-S 1952 crystal catalog which has not been ID'ed by an actual ad.  If I remember correctly (and I have not checked my GS catalog or the Price Lists) there's a chance that some crystal specs note "Bulova" for both Westies and later Caravelle...  
I'll check the GS catalog and the earliest "full" (quarterly) price list for the model name "Hartley". 

Also checking the earliest date for a Trident Ad showing this case.

Posted December 25, 2014 - 11:37pm

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Tough call for this one. I've had a few and have always come up blank. Unknown for me.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 3, 2015 - 7:35am

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Panel, let's try to nail this one down? I'm sticking with Trident for now, two ads that seem to match (one 15j, one 17j)

Posted January 3, 2015 - 7:53am

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Trident for me

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Posted January 3, 2015 - 8:48am

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Tentative Trident

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William Smith
Posted January 3, 2015 - 12:39pm

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Tentative Trident works for now