Bulova 1954 Phantom

8/10 votes
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10BT is not the real movement model,I don't know the movement model becouse I don't have open the case.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 20, 2012 - 7:23pm

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Pat Pend?

Posted July 20, 2012 - 7:48pm

On the back case under L4 : PAT.PEND. Yes,look live a phantom without diamond...

Posted July 20, 2012 - 11:25pm

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 12:01am

I'll have to go "tentative" due to no pic of the movement and the non-conforming dial.

Posted July 21, 2012 - 2:22pm

This is mine. I just had the dial refinished so Ill post it and all the info when its all finished.

Posted July 31, 2012 - 4:55pm

How I can open the movement?

bobbee's picture
Posted July 31, 2012 - 5:05pm

Can you see how it has been pushed from the outer case? Well now you can get a narrow blade and get it in at the joint with the case back and wiggle gently till the crystal pops off, then follow "easy two-part stem removal" instructions, found in General Information archives in the Forums database.

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William Smith
Posted July 31, 2012 - 5:23pm

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I have no problem with this ID in light of the diamond embellishment, which was apparently added to the original dial without otherwise doing a redial.  IMO the record needs to list the actual movement model (10BT entered on assumption of owner) and could use a couple more photos and updated root data.  I'm waiting to assign ticks to see if mustang can update the record.  Mustang, if you can't get the watch open w/o breaking it, don't worry about my requests.  I think you could get the back off w/o taking the movement out and maybe confirm type and take a pic or two.  I wouldn't actually remove the stem and pop out the crystal yourself, unless you've done these kind of things.  We don't need that much info!

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 5:27pm

Will it is a waterproof case, cannot take back off.

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William Smith
Posted July 31, 2012 - 5:49pm

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yea got it now Bob.  I see now.  I thought the back may screw off w/o having to remove all the other stuff.  I looked at Gerard's picture- all disassembled- and the part of the case back w/ the dimple for the stem wasn't in the field of view, and I thought it may be unscrewed from the back somehow-  I've unscrewed case backs w/o "grooves" for the tool to remove the backs by using a square piece of a rubber bicycle tire innertube and some elbow grease- but that won't work w/ that stem assembly/opening.