Bulova 1955 Navigator

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5219905
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Jassonov_67 1955 Bulova 7292015
1955 Bulova watch
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William Smith
Posted July 29, 2015 - 1:07pm

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Nice watch.  Can we get a pic of the inside and outside case back?  Looks like the movement model is 11A?? (at one o'clock in movement picture), and I think I'm seeing an L5 below unadjusted/swiss?

jabs
Posted July 29, 2015 - 3:09pm

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look as Navigator, similar this one, full ad

the movement will be 11ACC

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Jassonov_67
Posted July 29, 2015 - 4:11pm

Awesome !!!! Thanks for the information gentalmen.

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William Smith
Posted July 29, 2015 - 3:12pm

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Good 1955 ad match....right down to the stepped lugs.
+1

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Jassonov_67
Posted July 29, 2015 - 4:14pm

It has Swiss below the 6 on the face, does this mean the movement is Swiss ? 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 30, 2015 - 8:32am

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There are very strict laws governing the use of the word "Swiss" as it relates to watches. I'm not sure if I know how it applied to Bulova in the 1950's but it generally means that either the watch was assembled and finally inspected in Switzerland or that the movement was manufactured AND encased in Switzerland. Hopefully someone can expound in greater detail as I know a little bit more about watches than Swiss law.

Andersok
Posted July 29, 2015 - 6:48pm

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Agree with Navigator; chrome case, hard to find them in such nice condition as yours.

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Jassonov_67
Posted July 29, 2015 - 7:10pm

Thank you for all the help ! 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 30, 2015 - 8:26am

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Hello Jassonov_67, welcome to myBulova. Your watch is in very nice condition, I like it.

I agree with a Navigator ID.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 30, 2015 - 3:29pm

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This has to be my all time favourite dial on vintage Bulovas. The movt, an 11AC, was Bulova's own, in house if you will. This is not to say it is US made, it is Swiss made in their own factory, and is stamped as such on the barrel bridge. 

Navigator for me, and a very nice watch indeed.