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.

Not For Sale
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted June 23, 2016 - 4:45am

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Good question, we call it the 'variant'. Think of it as a sub designation to  the model 'Bulova 23'. Some models were so popular that Bulova offered them in a variety of configurations or styles. The '23' was offered in dozens of  variations, some different only in the mount (expansion band or leather strap). As you look over the advert linked below you'll see six variants of the 23 model but also note that several other models shown are listed with variant letters as well. Within the 23's shown note different lug styles (lugs are where the band or strap attaches) different dial colors and different hour markings on the dial. 

This is yours, up close:

This is a link to the whole advert. Once it opens you can click it once to enlarge it for better viewing:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1955-2...

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shelton243
Posted June 23, 2016 - 4:52am

I would imagine that would be a black strap in the advertisement.

Thank You  Geoff