Bulova 1956 Bulova 23 "S"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
S
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BPAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
B353619
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
1956 Bulova 23 S watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
Forester
Posted August 22, 2015 - 1:54pm

I can't find any information about the model name of this watch, i've searched for the combination MY, dial and case.

Anyone?

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted August 22, 2015 - 1:54pm

Club 5000Panel Member

One of the earlier (1950's) Bulova 23 models.  I didn't see similar watch case shape in watch records btwn 1954-1958, but have not checked the ads yet.

jabs
Posted August 22, 2015 - 2:07pm

Panel Member

Welcome to myBulova

1956 Bulova 23, most similar to this one

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted August 22, 2015 - 2:16pm

Club 5000Panel Member
Andersok
Posted August 22, 2015 - 2:47pm

Panel Member

Looks like it is a match to the 'S' variant, as shown here in this 1958 ad:

I had one identical with the same shorter hands that do not extend past the inside track, different from the hands in the ad that are longer. The rule on hands is that the minute hand should be sized to meet the track at it's narrowest point (this being a circle it touches all the way around); the hand on the subject watch would be correct to the diameter of the track.

jabs
Posted August 22, 2015 - 2:57pm

Panel Member

Yes "S" variant is good vote

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted August 22, 2015 - 2:59pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Wonder if the case back gives gold content markings.  Can't quite read what it says on case back photo btwn 9:30 -10:30 area of the back.  Between Bulova at top and self winding at apx 8:00 area.  I think is see a star symbol, but can't read other markings.

I'm good with "S" variant, as per the ad Ken found.

Forester
Posted August 22, 2015 - 3:24pm

There are two star symbols, written "water proof" in between.

Gold content markings are on the inside of the back.

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted August 22, 2015 - 3:38pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Can you either tell us what it says on the inside case back or provide a picture?  As we try to narrow down to model variant, this info is helpful.  Please and thanks.

Forester
Posted August 22, 2015 - 5:57pm

Inside there is:

Bulova

10k rolled gold plate bezel?? hard to read

stainless back ?? also hard to read

New York

 

And 11 times signatures ingraved