Bulova 1952 Evening Star

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6476180
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 26mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Black Dial shows applied Gilt Numerals and Bulova signature, tracks are printed in Gold.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Snap fit Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

vintage display ad dated 1952.

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bourg01
Posted August 16, 2012 - 3:48pm

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I'm in with "Treasurer" regardless the dial color.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 16, 2012 - 3:56pm

Shawn,

I would agree.

No ad shows or describes the Watch in Black but looking at the rear of the Dial, the condition of the Case, the lack of any service marks inside the back and lack of tool marks on the Movement IMO it's original to the Watch.

'TREASURER'

I'm going to take a shot of the 4 numeral which You may like.

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William Smith
Posted August 16, 2012 - 4:11pm

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We have six ads on site from 1950-52. 
1950 ad below: click for full ad.


1951 Ad for "raised gilt" numerals:


Subject watch isn't confused w/ others...black dial or not. 
1952 Treasurer from me

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 16, 2012 - 4:16pm

here's the 4 on the Dial, interesting.

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William Smith
Posted August 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

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difficult to see with those poor quality pictures...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 16, 2012 - 4:23pm

I tried Will

bourg01
Posted August 16, 2012 - 4:49pm

Panel Member

Hey Mark

The only way to determine if the dials been redone is to take it off and look for a scribed id #. The refinishers usually put them by the centerpost hole. It's usually pretty hard to find a original balack dial that pristine unless it wasn't worn much. Wether it is or isn't,  she's a looker! Love the 4, I've never seen that before, or maybe just never noticed, now I'll be checking.

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William Smith
Posted August 16, 2012 - 4:45pm

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they aren't that bad for a cell phone :)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 16, 2012 - 5:24pm

Ha!

I'll speculate - as I often tend to do.

Walt Disney's Treasure Island was released in 1950

   ...X marks the spot Mateys.

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William Smith
Posted August 16, 2012 - 5:31pm

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You gotta check out when the released "The Time Machine" because although our ads for this model start in 1950, I have a 1949 Treasurer which fits the bill.  Bulova would for sure market and even name a model based on something as significant as Treasure Island though.  I think of the Ivanhoe case shape and that mustache, or the Dewey model. Possibly named for one of those three famous brothers...Huey, Dewey and Louie...(born 1937 for comics/paper; 1938 on screen).