Bulova 1952 Thayer

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BRC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Picked up at a live auction in beautiful condition.

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mybulova_admin
Posted April 5, 2011 - 9:01pm

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You can certainly see the difference in technology used between the Duo Wind

and one labelled 'Selfwinding'

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 21, 2012 - 5:17pm

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Despite the obvious design differences of both the movements, both are duo-winding, that is, they wind in both directions of the rotor. One is made by Felsa, the other by A. Schild. The one by AS is based on a smaller 9 ligne version of the calibre. 

I believe the word or designation "Self Winding", is not a model name, as it was used by other companies also, and merely describes the automatic winding nature of the movt. Duo Wind, on the other hand, is/was a model name as well as a Bulova designation. No other companies used this, as you might expect. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 5, 2011 - 9:26pm

evolution.

1952 ad, far left (J) -  'DUO WIND' - self winding.

: )

mybulova_admin
Posted April 5, 2011 - 9:25pm

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Exactly my point. The Duo Wind is the pre-cursor to the Selfwinding models. They are not interchangable in model naming.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 5, 2011 - 9:35pm

I agree, not after 1952.

'52 is the Year that both names can be seen on the Dial.

NOVA
Posted June 9, 2012 - 1:52pm

1952 Bulova-produced ad showing Duo-Wind on the dial and assigning a specific model name.

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bobbee
Posted October 21, 2012 - 1:57pm

       The "Thayer".

Advert from 1953.

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William Smith
Posted October 21, 2012 - 6:32pm

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Movement picture does say 17 jewels.  I think I see an L3 on the rotor, but it could be L2. 
I'm good with Thayer depending on year of production.

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bobbee
Posted October 21, 2012 - 6:47pm

Nova's ad above has Thayer in 1952.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 22, 2012 - 6:01am

agreed 'THAYER'

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1952-thayer-1974

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