Bulova 1953 Delegate

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5825546
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Mineral. 18,7 mm x 24,1 mm (abaulado).
Additional Information: 

CAIXA: 28x32mm rectangular. Ouro 10K Placado.

TAMPA: Bulova 10K RGP Bezel. Stainless Back. New York.

MOVIMENTO: 10BM 21 rubis. L3.

BRACELETE: pele 18 mm.

ESTOJO: Bulova da época.

 

actualizado em 23.10.2012

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 6, 2012 - 3:46am

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bobbee
Posted October 6, 2012 - 4:12am

Sweet! Case SN says 1955 though.

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William Smith
Posted October 6, 2012 - 4:16am

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I see the L3 on the movement, and it looks like a date code on the case back, just can't read it.
Statesman looks good, but a closer front-on pic would help.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 6, 2012 - 5:06am

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Not sure what the watch name is but sure it is not "Tank". Tank is a case style and, I believe, a watch NAME that Cartier patented.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 6, 2012 - 10:32am

the image wants to pixelate close in but the bezel is unique and readily identifiable.

A 1953 ad names the same Watch the 'DELEGATE' http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1953-1... *note the descriptive text: Stainless Steel back.

Stainless Back - 'DELEGATE'

Gold Back - "STATESMAN'

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William Smith
Posted October 6, 2012 - 2:20pm

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Agreed w/ Statesman. If the "stainless back" in Delegate ad is a typo then how do we distinguish between these two models?  We may have more than one ad now stating "stainless back" for Delegate.  I gotta check.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 7, 2012 - 10:20am

Will,

The ad for the 'DELEGATE' states the Watch has a Stainless Steel back, We see examples that match.

In the ad for the 'STATESMAN' there is no mention of a Stainless back and We see examples with Gold Casebacks.

At this time this is Our only discerning difference between the 2 Models.

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William Smith
Posted October 7, 2012 - 3:49pm

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Agreed. I remember discussion of the Delegate ad possibly being a typo- the stainless back part- but we have example watches w/ both.
Looks like a 1953 Statesman to me.

EDIT OCT 23rd:  I meant to type DELEGATE 

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:35am

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I'd say Statesman, with re-dial. 

bourg01
Posted October 23, 2012 - 11:07am

Panel Member

Stainless back as stated in the ad, I don't think that's a typo, I'm with Mark on the Delegate or we go non confrming due to the refinished dial.