Bulova 1954 Cambridge

2/10 votes
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3
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7797806
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
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bobbee
Posted June 26, 2012 - 12:25pm

Totally different case, Mark. Subject dial is tonneau, Senator C is square. Dial and hands are not the same, the styling at the top and bottom of the case are different, and the sides of the case are different.

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bobbee
Posted June 28, 2012 - 6:29am

What, no comment? Does anyone agree or disagree?

calvinoil
Posted June 28, 2012 - 9:07am

Thanks for the invite

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bobbee
Posted June 28, 2012 - 9:09am

?

JP
Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:40am

Panel Member

Did  anyone notice if you enlarge the advert it tells you the variant based on dial color?? This seems to knock the theroy out about the band being the deciding factor on variants doesn't it??

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William Smith
Posted August 25, 2012 - 3:00pm

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I'm a little confused.  Which ad?  Here's the 1953? ad NOVA posted above, and a snippet of the ad Fifth links above.

While it may not be either watch, the only text (other than jewel count) for Ambassador "E" on left is expansion band. The text on Senator "C" ad indicates yellow gold and expansion band.  I didn't see dial color, but throughout many of these ads the wording "on expansion band" appears quite often, - not as often as gold color, but more often than dial color.  It seems like folks consistently cite gold and dial color and disregard the mount wording.  I know the mounts break and get changed, but it's difficult to argue that the watch variant in the ad (not the entered watch) originally sold w/ those features shown and written in the ads.   Since bands wear out, IMO we can make ID's without considering the band if the case/mvnt/dial (or close) does not get confused w/ other models (or variants) of the period.  ...but I'm hard pressed to say the band isn't associated w/ the variant designation for several of the ads. 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 28, 2012 - 12:57pm

John,

Actually it does not, the wording simply adds another piece to the puzzle.

A variant is detail specific, when naming a Model 'variant' the Watch needs to match the ad 100% on all points.

JP
Posted July 27, 2012 - 8:48pm

Panel Member

So now we have dial color and band style to think about for variants?? Too much for this poor old head to absorb tonight. I am begining to get vertigo from all of the box moving and unpacking and then breaking down the boxes for a friend of my wife who is moving. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 25, 2012 - 4:03pm

Boxes? We've got those...

The Vintage Bulova variants appear to become more complex as time went on. From simple in the 1930's to very complicated in the latter Years with the details mentioned plus more coming into play.

Will,

As bobbee pointed out I was totally off on My earlier statement, I think the ad depicts the 'SENATOR' deluxe (?), which We've already ID'd. Maybe not.

I'm with JP, My head hurts..

"To the Batcave"...

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William Smith
Posted August 25, 2012 - 4:47pm

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I thought we had more than one ad for Senator Delux....and I thought the other ad looked a little different.  The 1955 ad I've found to date below: