Bulova 1952 Director

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BU
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5196556
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello Gents:

Just trying to find out whether this watch has a designated model name as I found it unusual being marked in 5 places: Dial, Movement, Case, Crown and Band. The case is marked L2 opposite the serial number and the is a small BXW on the movement.

It is white gold plated and runs and sets very strong.

Any information would be much appreciated, as I am a basic beginner to watches.

Thank you,

Marty

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1952 bulova Director watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
NOVA
Posted January 11, 2012 - 12:28pm

It's a Director.  Look in the database under that name, and you'll see this model starting in 1950.

P.S.  FYI - We're not all "gents" here. :>)

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vintagebulova.com
Posted January 11, 2012 - 12:33pm

Club 5000

This is a Bulova Director.  BXW indicates that this watch was manufactured and assembled in Switzerland and imported into the US.  Pretty rare in white gold. Mostly seen in yellow gold.

Jay

vintagebulova.com

 

 

Martin
Posted January 11, 2012 - 1:09pm

Dear Gents & Gentles:

First...........allow me to apologize for using only "gents" in my first post. From now my salutation will be to both gents & gentles. ;-)

Second........I appreciate the information sent about my watch, at least I know that it's a keeper for daily wear.

Thanks

 

NOVA
Posted January 11, 2012 - 1:14pm

It's a very fine watch and definitely a keeper.  As Jay said, the white gold is an excellent find.  If you decide not to keep it, please drop me a note.

Martin
Posted January 11, 2012 - 5:20pm

Nova-Novice:

Should the need arise..........how do I contact you?

 

Martin

NOVA
Posted January 11, 2012 - 5:21pm

PM on this site.  Thanks - Lisa