Bulova 1955 Bulova 23 "B"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
A678023
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
26.29mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1955 Scalloped 10k white gold 23 Jewel selfwinding Six Adjustments

Has a 10k capped white gold band. Very clean and keeps great time.

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1955 Bulova watch
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1955 Bulova watch
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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 4:59pm

I had that case just sitting empty so I put it to use.  I do not know if it goes with this style or year.

 

JP
Posted June 20, 2016 - 6:04pm

Panel Member

Bulova 23 Sunburst

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shelton243
Posted June 21, 2016 - 4:11am

Yes the watch is a  23 sunburst

   I'm not sure if that display case would be for this watch,  If anyone knows please fill me in.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 21, 2016 - 5:26am

Club 5000Panel Member

It's difficult to properly ID watches that are assembled from components coming from several watches. We have many people looking for help identifying their old, in many cases heirloom watches so it's important that we 'get it right'. If the components are of the same era and were originally found in a particular model and/or variant I am comfortable providing an ID. If the components are not know to be model/variant compatible I will always suggest the Non-Conforming ID. 

My question on this watch is around the movement, what is the movement date code?

 

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shelton243
Posted June 21, 2016 - 10:53am

It's an L5 movement . it's all original Geoff baker.   I was meaning the Blue bisplay case not the watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 22, 2016 - 5:01am

Club 5000Panel Member

Well that make perfect sense to me now. I assumed you meant the WATCH case, apologies.

Andersok
Posted June 21, 2016 - 11:32am

Panel Member

Looks like a proper Bulova 23 'B'

Your display case would have been seen later around the 1960's. This type was used in 1955 for the 23 series.

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shelton243
Posted June 21, 2016 - 12:34pm

Thank you andersok

Geoff Baker
Posted June 22, 2016 - 5:03am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yes, Ken has it spot on, Bulova 23 "B". This is a fine example.

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shelton243
Posted June 22, 2016 - 6:31am

What does the B stand for Geoff ?