Bulova 1955 Senator "D"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Not For Sale
Bulova watch
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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 27, 2011 - 1:58am

Looks to be... about right!?

 

:-)  Scott

 

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GVP
Posted March 30, 2011 - 12:13pm

 I'm pretty sure there is an advert for this and it is not director. I think it is a Senator D model. The case fits with other senators of this era too.

Crystal is a CMT321  23.1 x 20.2 I have just fitted one.

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geezer_D
Posted March 30, 2011 - 12:32pm

 I don't see a Senator D model in the vintage ads, but if you can direct me to the ad, I will change the name.

GVP
Posted March 30, 2011 - 12:48pm

 The shapes and design are typical of the Senator models, see 1955 Senator B for example http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1955-senator-b-1243. These models also took the 11 calibre movements.   I have found the details below with regards to crystal which is correct,  I have just fitted one to this model.

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geezer_D
Posted March 30, 2011 - 1:01pm

 Works for me.  Based on that evidence, I will change to Senator D.  There isn't one in the database, so another addition.  Thanks.

GVP
Posted March 30, 2011 - 1:17pm

 No probs. I am annoyed that i cant find where I saw the advert either. I'm sure it was on here but just been through them and cant find it, thought it was a black and white one. Maybe it was in one of the forum threads.........

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geezer_D
Posted March 30, 2011 - 1:45pm

 I agree with your annoyance.  The available ads are so limited.  I counted 8 pages of "unknowns" at about 30 unknows per page, almost as many as known models.  There must be a better way of collecting all of the bits and pieces of IDing information.  Loew's certainly did us a disservice by destroying the records.  

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William Smith
Posted August 25, 2012 - 3:25pm

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1955 ad for Senator D:

GVP
Posted September 3, 2012 - 6:01am

Great find William, knew it was somewhere. One of my long time "bugger where was it, am i going mad" moments solved