Bulova 1953 Brixsome

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I am taking a stab in the dark that this is indeed the Rumford Model as I cannot find any adverts with this on. The crystal this takes seems to fit two models according to GS catalogues, the "Hadley" and the "Rumford". Indeed they look near identical but this model has different lugs (see Hadley watch also listed).   If anyone has any better ideas as to the model please let me know and i'll update, for the time being it will be listed as the Rumford.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 16, 2013 - 11:35am

'BRIXSOME' looks good with an err of caution, as mentioned within this thread the Glass fits the 'HADLEY' and the 'RUMFORD'.

There is no mention by GS of a Bulova 'BRIXSOME' model.

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alien Ant
Posted June 16, 2013 - 1:18pm

The horological trademark index page 57 shows the brixsome name as used simce july 1951 by bulova for wrist watches.
i prefer ads to crystals to identify a watch.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 16, 2013 - 6:14pm

I prefer both as many Bulova Watch Cases can look similar in print and the adverisements don't give dimensions.

Then there are the ads which are completely wrong.

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William Smith
Posted June 17, 2013 - 3:55pm

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Good ad find. So now w/ this ad and crystal data, do we have at least three possibilities for this crystal?  Rumsford, Hadley, and perhaps the third previously unknown crystal is the Brixsome? 
I'm good with Brixsom  for subject watch, and will check other entries in watch database for the "other two" which may be either Hadley or Rumsford....but could arguably be unknown.

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 7:52am

I'd need a Second ad and Crystal data for 'BRIXSOME' as none of the Watches shown in the Zales ad appear to be identified with consistancy.

Posted June 29, 2013 - 9:11pm