Bulova 1954 21st Century

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.34
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
8BA
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
8189172
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchased this watch from the States about 6 weeks ago - 10k RGP - musical note like lugs. I had the back off  and there was a retainer to hold the movement tight in the case. This was spring like and it was a devil of a job to get back - I forgot to make a note of the movement number.  I don 't feel inclined to have another look!

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
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bobbee
Posted July 30, 2014 - 5:07pm

In English, the translation is "21st. Century".

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William Smith
Posted July 30, 2014 - 7:06pm

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I'm good with a change to the Englist translation.  That ad is the watch!!  
"21 Century" works for me, and is more correct that our current Ivanhoe ID  :)

One tick for Ivanhoe until we decide what to do.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 18, 2015 - 8:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel request  - record re-opened for further identification.

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William Smith
Posted February 18, 2015 - 1:37pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm good with a tentative ID of "21st Century".  

We have no ad for Ivanhoe, and I think the original ID was based on a crystal specs ID suggesting an Ivanhoe model exists.  I can't find the thread w/ the Ivanhoe crystal discussion, but if I remember correctly, that Ivanhoe crystal didn't fit this watch.

For 21st Century, we have the Spanish Siglo 21 ad.  While there is a period-correct crystal package w/ model name "21st Century" which does not fit this watch, it does not rule out the model name being used for this ID. Bobbee found at least three different "21st Century" watches in the price lists....and for me, vintage ads trump crystal specs- even when translated from another language.

One could argue for unknown ID based on all this, but I won't start that discussion.  I'll participate if someone else wants to go down that road.

 

jabs
Posted February 18, 2015 - 2:02pm

Panel Member

21st. Century for me