Bulova 1954 Phantom "A"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
DNK
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Movement Serial No.: 
DNK
Case Serial No.: 
7704530
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Cannot open case, may be front loader?

Not sure what patent pending, unishell case design or shock resistant?

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1954 Bulova Phantom A watch
1954 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted February 28, 2017 - 5:23am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello peatnick, welcome to myBulova. I'd say your watch is a Phantom model. Looks to be in very nice condition. I like the grooved dial.

Here's a nice full sized advert

 

Andersok
Posted February 28, 2017 - 7:40am

Panel Member

Phantom 'A'

Bulova Watch

The caseback, which contains the movement, dial, crystal, crown, connects to the bezel by being pressed together. 

peatnick
Posted February 28, 2017 - 9:10am

Thanks for your quick replies Geoff and Anders!  Textured dial and blued seconds hand are what atracted me to this.  Now that I kow the bezel comes off first I'll try to get a movement shot!

 

 

jabs
Posted February 28, 2017 - 10:25am

Panel Member

Phantom "A" it is

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 28, 2017 - 12:01pm

Panel Member

Classic!

Phantom A for me as well.

peatnick
Posted February 28, 2017 - 3:37pm

Thanks again everybody, got the case open but not sure how to remove stem so can't get movement pic.  In another thread here a similar 1954 Phantom A had a movement pic.  That member's Phantom A has 10BUC movement, is it likely mine has the same?