Bulova 1955 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1955
Case Serial No.: 
A395803
Not For Sale
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ErikNielsen
Posted March 22, 2011 - 1:45am

Someone help? Trying to find out more info on this Bulova L5

I cant seem to find what model this is......

Regards, Erik

plainsmen
Posted March 22, 2011 - 1:55am

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Looks like Windchester model that someone has put custom hands on.  1955 watch wouldn't have those hands.  It would have the gold pointed Duphane hands like the ad for your watch here.  Your dial is pretty shot and will need a refurb.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 22, 2011 - 3:20am

Erik

It's not a Winchester. Have you checked the on-site 1950s ads? A picture or data from the movement wiould help. A picture or list the data from  the outside case back & inside case back would also help.

Wayne

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 22, 2011 - 6:37am

Movement info would be of tremendous help, as would the Case Diameter.

I have a 1950 'DUO WIND' in the database in a similar Case.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1950-duo-wind-1088

Dial and Hands are 'CLIPPER' / 'WATERTITE' style.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 22, 2011 - 7:17am

Club 5000Panel Member

A couple of possibilities....thoughts ladies and gents...

1950 Duo-Wind

1950 Bulova Duo Wind

1952 Duo-Wind (correct hand)

1952 Bulova Duo Wind

I wouldn't neccessarily rule out the Winchester.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 22, 2011 - 9:45am

Nice find on the 1950 and '52 Duo Winder ads admin.

*Observation: The lugs appear narrower on the unknown than on the Duo Winders.

Is the Case stamped?

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ErikNielsen
Posted March 28, 2011 - 11:04am

Will provide a pic of the back shortly!

Nice info and ideas guys! Thanks!

This was my Grandfathers watch that he gave to my Grandmother on his Deathbed. He told her to give it to me when the time was right...I was only 6 at the time!

The hands and crystal were replaced but for sentimental reasons the dial was left alone and original.

At this point all I have is the case Ser#   A395803

I'll post the pic of the back asap

Thanks & Regards,

Erik

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ErikNielsen
Posted March 28, 2011 - 10:31pm

Evening guys,

 

Ive uploaded a pic of the back of this watch

 

Regards,

Erik

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 28, 2011 - 10:55pm

It's a Duo Wind.

I would rule out the Winchester. On the Winchester notice the exagerated knobs on the lugs where they attach to the case.

1952 Bulova Duo Wind

Wayne

 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 28, 2011 - 10:55pm

It's a Duo Wind.

I would rule out the Winchester. On the Winchester notice the exagerated knobs on the lugs where they attach to the case.

1952 Bulova Duo Wind

Wayne