Bulova 1954 Bulova 23

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23 jewel movement, marked L4, case marked L4, Bulova, Stainless Steel Back,Anti Magnetic, Shock Resistant,  Self Winding, Water Tite- Indise marked Bulova Quality and some jeweler service marks.  Bezel appears to be stainless steel also. Diameter 32mm less stem, 40mm with lugs. Sunburst? style Dial marked Bulova- 23 Jewels, Self Winding,  dial. Running good even thought it looks like it's been underground for a while. Sweep second hand missing. Dial looks like it would clean up nicely, any  advice? I don't see any dial screws, how do these come off? Looked at some ads and saw a similar watch- Bulova 23 model, 1st year.

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Posted April 2, 2013 - 9:04pm

Nice watch, I have one like it and love it. The dial is indeed a sunburst and when cleaned up it is spectacular.


Geoff Baker
Posted April 5, 2013 - 5:24am

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Bulova 23 - a classic from the 1950's. Nice watch.

Posted April 5, 2013 - 5:28am

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May just be a first of the Bulova 23 models.

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William Smith
Posted April 5, 2013 - 6:42am

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Early Bulova 23.  Looks like this watch here.  Love the sunburst dials....

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Posted April 6, 2013 - 11:53pm

I am looking to get a black sunburst dial watch, were these lower quantity produced models? They seem to bring higher prices. Also, anyone know where I can get a sweep second hand for this watch?