Bulova 1952 Black Beauty

9/10 votes
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6 BK
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none L0 date code
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Updated photos with ad 1 -4-13. The watch looks much better to the naked eye then it does with digital photography. Can't believe all the scratches and flaws that showed up in the photos. Photos of the mvt. and caseback are from Ebay seller Michaelh 54619.

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Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:24pm

All of my crystal catalogs are out being scanned to PDF/CD format, so I can't help you there...when they are done, anyone that needs a copy can just ask for a CD .

When they are done, I will list the available catalogs i have by date/manufacture...Hopefully by the end of the month...

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Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:14pm

Mr. Bruno, I snagged a Berkshire at last! Will post when and if it arrives.

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Bob Bruno
Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:31pm

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Looking forward to seeing it Bobbee. :)

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Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:35pm

Bob, IDK.

The list was provided by a member who dealt in Watch Crystals.

I've got 50 bucks that says one of Her ID's is on the list....

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Bob Bruno
Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:41pm

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I don't have 50 bucks, I over paid for this one. Big time! :(

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Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:54pm

I'll look up the crystals tomorrow after F1 qualifying.

I'm also curious to see if the Air King is listed along with the Berkshire. If not then maybe they just went by Berkshire since the only apparent difference are the dials.

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Bob Bruno
Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:58pm

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Good point Darhin. Now I'm curious too.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 9, 2012 - 6:17am

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She's a beauty Bob - very nice!.

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Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:23pm

Well, I struck out. None of my catalogs list any of the names on the list that Mark referenced. Almost all of the round named crystals are of the waterproof type which this isn't.

I did find refernce to the Bulove Air Queen "A" & "C" in the '65'ish BB #38 but it is a tonneau shape. Part # CT13010. Also, there are Air Queen and Air Queen A and C in the drop down menus for both the watch db and ad db.

It makes sense to me that if the Berkshire/Lady Berkshire are a set then the Air King/Air Queen should go together also. Tentative 2 stars from me.

Hopefully someone else can find supporting crystal info, but of course what we really need is an ad. I wish William/Scott were still around since he provided the original list.

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William Smith
Posted June 11, 2012 - 11:24pm

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and a tentative two checks from me too.  I like the "theory".  It makes two check sense to me.