Bulova 1953 Delegate

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.858571
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5824604
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
CMX 385-10
Additional Information: 

 1953 10bm 21j Movement. Nice design.

 

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NOVA
Posted March 26, 2011 - 6:39pm

I finally found where I saw this watch labeled a "Tank".  It was right here in our database. 

So, contrary to what was asserted above, there does appear to be a model called the "Tank" (else why would it be in the model dropdown list, right?).

Moreover, this very model has been ID'd under that name.  Given the ad for the Delegate, that ID would appear to be incorrect.

Ha!  I knew I didn't just imagine that Tank ID!

GVP
Posted August 27, 2012 - 8:20am

Just want to re-open a debate on this one. The advert says the Delegate has a stainless back. I have had models with both stainless back and RGP back such as another I have here at present. Think it's old news having seen it discussed elsewhere but I have just found that the model with the rgp back is called the "Statesman" in 1954 too (as found in the 1954 adverts section (6th image). 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 27, 2012 - 8:07am

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To be honest I am not sure where I found the Tank reference to add it to the model list

Can anyone find a reference to it in a crsytal or price guide?

GVP
Posted August 27, 2012 - 8:10am

Just updated my post above. Seems it is the "Statesman" with rgp back.

 

GVP
Posted August 27, 2012 - 8:14am

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 8:51am

'STATESMAN' ad is Dated later in the 1950's - 1957 if I recollect?

The descriptive text in the 'DELEGATE' ad states 'Stainless Steel Back' and is Dated closer to the production Date of the Watch.

'DELEGATE'

 

** edit: In double checking the ad for the 'DELEGATE' states the expansion band has a Stainless back, not the Watch itself ?

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bobbee
Posted August 27, 2012 - 9:52am

It states the band and the watch have S/S backs, buddy.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:46am

Got it bobbee, not quite awake at time of post. 

Thanks for clearing that one up.

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bobbee
Posted August 27, 2012 - 12:41pm

No worries, easily missed.