Bulova 1952 Duo Wind

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Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10CMC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3856899
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Round 26.08mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1951 duo-wind?

Case back:BULOVA,L1 and serial#

Inside case back:BULOVA,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL,STAINLESS BACK,NEW YORK

10CSC 17 jewel movement is dated L2

Crown is unsigned

Dial:Gold applied #s and has luminous dots at the hour marks and seems different than my other 51 duo-wind.It also doesn't have numbers around the seconds ring .

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William Smith
Posted April 20, 2015 - 2:19pm

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Its now published as a 1951 model, but had a 1952 movement date.  Oversight?

Andersok
Posted April 20, 2015 - 4:51pm

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IMO it should be 1952. One thing I noticed with this case style when looking at all of the models using this in our records is that all of the cases have a date code no later than 51, including ones through 1954 (we have ads through 1955 using this case, pricelist through 1954-Thayer); is it possible that Bulova had stopped producing them and kept using the old stock with newer movements, would they have cased a 54 movement in a 51 case as new? Perhaps we just don't have enough post-52s to verify. Just thinking out loud!