Bulova 1955 Bulova 23 "H"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
A998333
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1956 Bulova 23 'H'

10KT yellow RGP case, stainless caseback dated L6. 23 Jewel 10BPAC movement, self-winding and dated L5. White sunburst dial with golden hands and markers. Not sure if the JB Champion gold band is original, has a nice look with the case.

Supporting 1957 Ad and existing model in the database

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JP
Posted September 28, 2014 - 8:43pm

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23 "H" and a very nice one too.

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William Smith
Posted September 28, 2014 - 9:36pm

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Beauty.  Good ad match, and early enough it the 100 plus (up to three leter) variants of Bulova 23 listed by 1964 to nail down this early model to "H".

Geoff Baker
Posted September 29, 2014 - 5:46am

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ANOTHER gorgeous Andersok watch! I love this one Ken...those lugs! Normally I would want this on a nice black leather strap but this band is perfect. Wonderful example of......

Bulova 23 "H"

plainsmen
Posted September 29, 2014 - 2:53pm

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I've always loved the lugs on this guy... such a great looking example.  H for me.

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William Smith
Posted September 29, 2014 - 8:00pm

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I'm seeing the 31315W number in the ad as the white model variant "F".  ...but I'm also seeing that the price of the "F" is $85.  The price lists show the 31311 Y as the "H" variant about  this time- price $95 as in the ad used.  Maybe the ad pictures the yellow "H" and use the price of the "H" in the ad, while using text of the 31315W for description.  So $95 is for "H" and $85 is for the white "F".  The price in the ad looks to be typed in.
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I think both the "H" and "F" morph into a two letter variant by 1958, but still have the same unique 31311 and 31315 model numbers, respectively.....and of course, we have Geoff's linked H example with a 31311 Hangtag.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 30, 2014 - 6:01am

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Interesting point Will, you're saying the "H" will be yellow and the "F" white? I think you're on to something....

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William Smith
Posted October 2, 2014 - 4:44pm

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...and the white "F" is also $85, which is not shown in the ad.

jabs
Posted September 30, 2014 - 2:58am

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23 "H", I am also thinking about them :)