Bulova 1953 Seabee

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.7625
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
246166
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Added "F" designation as this watch follows all criteria in adverts, page 8, image 19. Will update with more pics and info when watch arrives. In need of a lot of work to case, but watch is running. 1 fifth second gradations to dial register. Radium numbers and hands, red seconds hand.

EDIT:- Caseback will not come off, so looked further and the bezel is removable, as in pics. Could not take out stem as should come out in two parts, male and female, but won't. After letting mvmnt. drop partially out, I could see inside for info, and caseback reads, "BULOVA WATCH CO. SWISS, 53,   246166."  L3 on mvmnt. BXW, 10 BUC, 17 jewels. Running smoothly and keeping very good time. Length lug tip to lug tip is 37mm. Width minus crown is 30mm. lug gape is 16mm.

EDIT:- Name change to "Seabee" as watch is on leather strap, as per 1953 ad. 

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 3:01pm

If you ever want to know which watch or watches houses a particular movement on my site, the search field is the way to do it.  For example, if you search on 10BUC, you get my 1954 Surgeon.

I have a duplicate of that model that's not on my site.  It also has the 10BUC.

Neither of them have the hack function.

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bobbee
Posted June 10, 2012 - 6:25pm

Sorry, but this is a 10BUC, and it hacks. Pull out the crown, the second hand still runs, but slowly move minute hand anti-clockwise, and the second hand stops. That's hacking, yes?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 10, 2012 - 6:31pm

uum, no.

Hack stops the movement completely when the stem is pulled.

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bobbee
Posted June 10, 2012 - 6:37pm

Oh, right, so semi- hacking, yes?  : )

Still hacks!

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William Smith
Posted June 10, 2012 - 6:48pm

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Good one Bobbee  Your quick!  You did say it functions like hacking, which I guess this accomplishes :)   ...and I now have a semi-hacking 10AN from 1928.  This is good to know...

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bobbee
Posted June 10, 2012 - 6:52pm

Any other movements do this? Seems like an accidental kind of thing , but if more people try it, maybe more movements will do it, and more hacking, without computers!

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William Smith
Posted June 10, 2012 - 6:57pm

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yea i literally tried it on my 10AN and the second hand stopped.  I'm hacking from laughter now....

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DarHin
Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:14pm

EWW

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:17pm

Below is an image of a 'hack' lever, Benrus style.

When the stem is pulled the pin on the lever end engages the balance stopping the movement dead in its tracks.

image courtesy of the MWR.

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bobbee
Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:20pm

Wow, so basic! Bit of D.I.Y. and everybody's watch can hack!