Bulova 1954 Park Lane

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8220836
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
SUC RS 564-2 21.4mm x 17.7mm
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1954 Bulova with a 21J 7AA L4 stamped movement, 10K Gold filled bezel and caseback with a silver checkerboard dial, applied Gold numbers/markers and Gold hands. The crystal is slightly smaller than the standard 21.6mm x 17.6mm His Excellency, AA, and other crystals Bulova uses, and is a flat bezel style. The crystal shown fits like a glove, but may or may not be for this watch, I don't have a Rocket book to check.

Nice running/looking watch with a Black croc grain leather strap.

* Update 10-22-2012

Request to change from unknown to Park Lane as a result by the new ad found by Plainsman

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plainsmen
Posted November 27, 2011 - 3:53pm

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I really like those checker dials... really cool.

simpletreasures
Posted November 27, 2011 - 4:20pm

Everytime I see one of these I feel like strapping on a "TopHat" and looking for a "Ball Room"!

Just oozes class!

Don't say it Jerin :-(  (angry glare)

plainsmen
Posted November 27, 2011 - 4:33pm

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Haha... =]

OldTicker
Posted October 22, 2012 - 7:55pm

Another Unknown bites the dust!!

ChicagoWatch
Posted January 11, 2013 - 6:49pm

As a complete NB I don't want to burn any bridges, but in looking over this post (researching a checkerboard watch I own - soon to be posted) I am not that sure this watch here matches the advertisement. Please count the number of "checker" squares in the advertisement verses on the actual watch face. The watch face has chekers 4 x4, the advertisment has 3x5 "checkers".

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William Smith
Posted January 11, 2013 - 7:20pm

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Thanks for letting us all know.  I have seen another similar watch with not only more checkers on the dial, but also along the virticle bezels too. 
As always, every member helps, so please let us know what you think, find and observe!!!

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DarHin
Posted January 11, 2013 - 11:35pm

It looks as if the dial was redone. Poorly. The checkerboard lines actually go over the hour markers.

OldTicker
Posted January 11, 2013 - 11:42pm

Good observation, I will have to dig it out and pull the dial, from the picture of the movement side, it looks orginal, but who knows.

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bobbee
Posted January 12, 2013 - 3:59pm

This watch is the "Park Lane" model, but the re-dial is very badly done, as mentioned by others.

Please compare cases with the earlier Academy Award from 1952, which shares the same case and dial, but as we now know or surmise, is renamed the Park Lane by 1953.

Both watches use the 7 AA movement too.