Bulova 1956 President "E"

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BU
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B104065
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is L6, movement L4

Dial has been refinished--was originally more of a gold-tone, I believe. It was terribly pitted when I bought this watch in 1995 or so, and I had it repainted. I don't know whether original had cross-hairs in sub-seconds dial.

Pierced-lug case design is indicative of a President model. Bracelet is not present, but evidence of earlier bracelet (tell-tale wear on inside of lugs) is ample.

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1956 Bulova President watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
JP
Posted July 15, 2016 - 12:10pm

Panel Member

Looks like a President to me.

jabs
Posted July 15, 2016 - 12:24pm

Panel Member

+1

Andersok
Posted July 15, 2016 - 5:02pm

Panel Member

According to the pricelists, model number 32735 (identified in above 1960 ad) is the 'E' variant. There are a couple of earlier ads showing the 'E' in this style, though not as clear.

1956 President 'E'

'F being the black/charcoal dial variant of this style

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2016 - 6:02am

Club 5000Panel Member

I always liked those pierced lugs. I also think it looks better on the strap than the band.

1956 President E