Bulova 1953 Clifton

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 Quadrant crystal. Genuine Diamonds (tested). 10k white rolled gold. Clifton model

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Posted June 8, 2012 - 1:02pm

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Nova, at this point in time and with the ads we now have, I would concour with that idea.

Posted June 8, 2012 - 3:25pm

Case looks like a match to the Ardsley. Notice the position, shape and follow thru of the lugs. Sure smells like an Ardsley to me.


Posted June 8, 2012 - 7:50pm

Actually, it appears that the fancy diamond dial earns this one it's own name, i.e, the Clifton.

This is an excerpt from a Bulova marketing brochure sent to jewelers.  It is undated, but all the watches are from the early-to-mid-1950s (Seabee, Winchester, Watertite, Warwick, Clipper, Commodore, Squardron, Director, etc.).


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Posted June 8, 2012 - 8:25pm

Well done yet again to the Tireless Trio!

Posted June 8, 2012 - 10:05pm

Nice ID Lisa!

At first, I was thinking Generic replacement dial, non-conforming compared to what we usually see,  but the Diamonds tested real, and that  what we see on all Bulova factory dials...

Excellent work!

Posted June 8, 2012 - 11:07pm

Great work Lisa. I guess this should definitely remove the NOVICE and put seasoned vet there instead. Your fount of knowledge is really impressive girl. Keep up the fantastic work.

John JP

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 8:18pm

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3 ticks from me for Clifton. 
Updated October 29, 2012-New newspaper ad from Torrance Herald December 1953 confirms Lisa's ad above, showing what looks like a black dial.