Bulova 1953 Commodore

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1953 Bulova Commodore

Yellow gold case 10K RGP (stamped inside) dated L3, top-loader type, movement is accessed by removing bezel ring and crystal, and separating the two-piece stem; luminous dial and hands with yellow second hand - 1953 ad mentions it should be red; stainless caseback; 17-jewel 10BUC movement dated L3; original Bretton expansion band.

1955 Ad


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Reverend Rob
Posted June 1, 2016 - 10:06am

Panel Member

Commodore works for me, and that is one crisp example!

Posted June 1, 2016 - 12:05pm

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Agree with Commodore, nice one

Posted June 1, 2016 - 12:42pm


Geoff Baker
Posted June 2, 2016 - 5:56am

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This is a wonderful example Ken, it cleaned up nicely. I note the seconds numbers on the dial, we don't see this very often on Bulova dials. I think they nail the ID straight down. Now on the non red sweep......just kidding.

1953 Commodore


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Posted June 2, 2016 - 7:12am

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Thanks, as for the red second hand I noticed that all of the other handful of Commodore examples of this style already in the database do not have the red hand; I like the contrast of the red hand on some models, but the yellow works well on this watch.