Bulova 1953 21st Century

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

The BULOVA "IVANHOE," Circa 1952- 57 (?) 17 Jewels... 

The watch is currently for sale hereafter, if anyone is interested? I inquired about additional images, so excluding the case back, there you have it, for the 1953 version, as advertised?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200586837737&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123#ht_500wt_1156

I previously thought the bezel only curved one way (Hence the prior "Harrington" ID hereafter)

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1954-harrington-1004

however according to both Gary and (since) also a third party... it apparently curves from side- to- side as well... And of the three very similar crystals and models specified, from numerous crystal catalogs... ONLY the IVANHOE curves both ways... (See also my prior comments and crystal data, below...)

It also appears to denote "L1" on the movement, so perhaps this is yet another 2- year (til cased) gap??

 

Best :-)   Scott

 

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William Smith
Posted February 18, 2015 - 1:49pm

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I'm good with tentative ID of "21st Century" for this (and other) records previously ID'ed as Ivanhoe.