Bulova 1953 Jefferson

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6860041
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This unknown was from a watchmakers lot sold out of his personal safe.  Along with a couple of other Bulova unknowns. 

Unusual hidden lugs.  I've seen another example of this model recently on the bay.... but I've yet to see and ad for this 21 Jewel anywhere.

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shooter144
Posted October 23, 2011 - 9:11am

Its early and my eyes arent awake yet but is this in the ad here? www.mybulova.com/watches/1956-nurses-watch-2225  lower left....

OldTicker
Posted October 23, 2011 - 9:19am

I don't find that ad in the database, and the text is unreadable, but it looks like a possible match shooter.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 23, 2011 - 10:19am

Good catch, does it say 'JEFFERSON' ?

*ad dated 1959

 

I would have guessed an 'AA' variant.

Jerin,

looks like an L5 on the mvt ?

plainsmen
Posted October 23, 2011 - 10:26am

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Just a scrunchy looking 3 I think.  Caseback is pretty hailed but says L3 as well.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 5, 2012 - 2:08pm

uuum, time to update this one?

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bobbee
Posted June 5, 2012 - 2:24pm

First time seeing this, and liking muchly! Damn, I'm going to start sending my watches to you to photograph, Jerin!

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bobbee
Posted October 21, 2012 - 5:44am

Still no update. Jefferson, as depicted in plainsmen's other identical find.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-jefferson-4532

OldTicker
Posted October 21, 2012 - 8:26am

Interesting to see a "case number" stamped on the back of this watch above the serial number.

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bobbee
Posted November 7, 2012 - 11:56am

Feb 1955 ad.