Bulova 1952 Treasurer

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Crystal catalog had this down as the "Treasure", in fact it is the "Treasurer" as can now be seen on the newly found advert card pictured below

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted November 19, 2010 - 2:28am

I've been outsniped on this model, at least twice!? No crystal specs!? :-(

 

WST

GVP
Posted November 20, 2010 - 1:59pm

Hopefully I should have the measurements shortly then we can do some digging

bourg01
Posted November 20, 2010 - 2:35pm

Panel Member

I believe this is one of the Ambassador Series or the "Treasure" model. Crystal CMX345-2F  22.4 x 19.3 is a perfect fit.  

CMX337-10  22.1 x 19.1 for the Ambassador F also fits well.

That's my best guess and it soley based on the crystals that fit the bezel.

GVP
Posted November 24, 2010 - 8:48am

 Hi Shawn

I agree, I have the case here now and that crystal is an exact fit. I believe this to be the Treasure, all the gold detailing on the bezel makes it fit to the name to me.

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 1:00pm

If it's "either/or..." then I concur... Although they did (also) sport 17J movements, the '50s (1952- 57?) Ambassadors were not embelished with engraved details... They rather had outrageous case designs with "flair." (i.e. the '53 +/- Pillowy "cloud fold" bezel detailing with perimeter arcs, semi- circular art moderne side wings, etc.)  A "TREASURE," then... it tis!

 

:-)  Scott

bourg01
Posted November 24, 2010 - 3:15pm

Panel Member

I concour with Scott, I've never seen an Ambassador with engraving either. Looks like we may have just identified another long lost Bully. It's a shame there isn't much in the way of advertising from the 50's but if we all keep plugging away, there's always going to be hope for the rest that remain a ??.

Regards Shawn

simpletreasures
Posted February 22, 2011 - 10:21am

So some time has elapased, have we "Decided" if this watch is a "Treasure" or "Treasurer"??? I would personally like to know as I just p/u one of these off our favorite auction site.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 11:16am

Treasurer.

GS Crystal Catalogue is an abbreviation of or a typo, recurring.