Bulova 1952 Director

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5190554
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

this is my father's 1952 bulova. 'director', i think. it runs perfectly and i wear it almost daily.

 

i have it serviced yearly, but it is all original (save the band), never restored.

 

i'm interested in having it restored... the crystal is about what you might expect from a 60 year old watch.

 

i don't think he wore it much past my early childhood... i don't remember it and haven't seen it in photos beyond about '65...

 

i'd also like to find the original band, or a replica.

 

i understand from my mother that my dad bought it for himself as a gift from her at the px at the key west naval station....

 

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Geoff Baker
Posted July 15, 2012 - 8:18pm

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Director - 100% - Family Treasure - 100%, It doesn't get much better than that!

JP
Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Panel Member

Director for sure and it is the one Mark calls the ugly one. I have one myself and I think it is just a beauty. The add bonus of knowing the history is something we only dream of with most of our watches.

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:32am

*disclaimer: Not Me.

http://www.mybulova.com/node/4178

mybulova_admin
Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:29am

Club 5000Panel Member

Seems to be a common band.

1952 Bulova Director

DreamWeaver
Posted July 19, 2012 - 2:10am

This is technically a "Director-A." The "Director" model was a completely different bezel from the Director-A. model.