Bulova 1953 Director

7/10 votes
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1954 Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
hotttulsa's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 3:21pm

to scared to open it up since I dont know how but it still works when you wind it. Very pretty watch I think.Was this made for men or women? Seems very delicate and made for a woman but for the age it could have been a mens watch that was simple. What does 10bt mean and 15jewel?

Posted June 5, 2012 - 12:37pm

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Men's vintage watches are much smaller then the oversized standards of today. If you starts cruising through the ads you'll see that the ladies were even smaller, most smaller than a dime. 10BT is a movement model # stamp and there are several. 15 Jewel is the jewel count, this could be 7, 15, 17, 23, and even 30 jewels.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 3:31pm

The 'DIRECTOR' was considered a Gents piece in its Day.

15 Jewels is the amount of Jewels in the Movement and 10 BT is the Movement Model.

The Movement is the Watches inner workings,  if that makes any sense.

Posted June 4, 2012 - 4:14pm

Could easily be a 10BC also?

hotttulsa's picture
Posted June 8, 2012 - 12:50am

Its a great item thats been in our family, a simple pretty watch. Would this item be something I need to get appraised- never owned something that Ive had to do that with since most things these days dont get old-they are from China and just turn to trash. lol

Posted June 8, 2012 - 6:43am

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An appraisal would be a waste of your money. You can get a pretty good idea of value just going on Ebay and seeing what they sell for.

If it hasn't been serviced in the past few years I would suggest you take it in to be cleaned and oiled. Running the watch dry can damage the movement.