Bulova 1956 President

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.575713
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
11 AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B724658
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 34mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows applied Gilt Hour markers, Bulova signature is printed in Black

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style abd a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial at the 6 O'Clock position.

Crown is N.O.S. and correct.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

 

* vintage display ad is Dated 1956.

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2012 - 5:46pm

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Mark- that new front-on pic of your watch sure makes it look like a closer match.  I think it was camera angle on the root level pic which made me question the lugs.  They do look different in the side by side I posted.  I always like a straight on front shot for seeing these details w/o distortion.   Glad to see your having fun....   :)  ...at least I didn't call it an Accutron...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 13, 2012 - 5:59pm

NOVA,

YOUR attack on the ID began the instant the Watch entered the database.

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2012 - 6:14pm

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After the nice front-on shot, this watch has gotta be a President. (well it might have been a tentative before the front on shot IMO- but I was too busy reading and comparing to vote then).  Those lugs really looked a little different in my side-by-side. ....it's three check confirmed from me now! 

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DarHin
Posted June 13, 2012 - 8:56pm

I was scratching my head until Mark posted the head on shot. 3 checks.

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DarHin
Posted June 13, 2012 - 9:48pm

Lisa, just between you and me, in future when I use the phrase, "scratching my head", what I'm really doing is insulting the rest of the members. Mum's the word.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 14, 2012 - 6:33am

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Do I need to remind the same members again about the site rules relating to common courtesy and keeping comments relevant to the subject matter at hand?

Please....

bourg01
Posted June 14, 2012 - 1:31pm

Panel Member

Mark, Your ad posted with the pictures of the subject watch isn't even close to a match, the lugs, crown and case are completely different. The only thing going for it is the dial and that just dosen't cut it. Lisa's 1958 President ad is by far closer to a match but then it's dated 58, not 56. This very well could be a 56 President but you'll need a ad dated 1956 to prove it. It could have a different name in 1956.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 14, 2012 - 2:01pm

Shawn,

A Second database ad also Dated 1956 shows the 'PRESIDENT' variants "F" and "G"

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova%20ad%2019...

From this one would conclude the "C" variant, as shown in the ad Dated 1958, was also available in 1956.

* or, is the ad in fact showing the "C" variant?

bourg01
Posted June 14, 2012 - 2:30pm

Panel Member

One could conclude that but it would be unsubstantiated speculation. The ad is far to grainy to make out any details regarding the lugs or even whether it a "c" or "g". Look to be a "g" to me but I'm not certain as there just isn't enough sharpness to the image.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 14, 2012 - 2:36pm

Well, there's always this one?