Bulova 1957 President

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3
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
10BU
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C029258
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

17j manual winding,10krgp case.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 15, 2011 - 9:17pm

All the Prez's were 17 Jewel manual from 1955 to 1960

1955 Presdent . Black Dial

spc1969
Posted March 17, 2011 - 7:34pm

 So 'President' it is then...

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 15, 2011 - 10:07pm

I've NEVER SEEN a 17 (vs. 21+) Jewel President!" ???

 

:-)  Scott

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 15, 2011 - 11:52pm

Learn something new every day?

According to what Stephen and I have figured out so far with this design is it was only named 'PRESIDENT' from 1955 - 1959.

Sometime in 1960 the 17J manual winder became the 'SQUADRON' as the 'PRESIDENT' upgraded to a 23 Jewel auto movement.

The PREZ then received another upgrade in 1964 (?) to 30 J auto (replacing the 'COMMANDER') and then became the 'AMBASSADOR' in '66 ?....

....or something like that.

 :  )

The first part is clear - the Circular 17J Manual winder with sub Seconds Dial is the 'PRESIDENT' from 1955 - 1959. Most likely due to the new 'thin case' design into which they were able to fit a 23J Automatic Movement in 1960.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 16, 2011 - 1:08am

I don't see the attached lugs in the President  shown above. Looks to me like a Royal Clipper case, especially the side view. This is a 1959.

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shooter144
Posted March 16, 2011 - 10:42am

The clippers were all waterproof or watertite (right??), this denotes neither...but the case is spot on to be one.

spc1969
Posted March 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

 `President` is still favourite...

 

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 16, 2011 - 12:32am

And with the near complete LACK OF Bulova ads from the mid to latter 50s (excluding mainly round dial illustrations) the 50s are VERY challenging to date, to ID!

However the "Excellency Series" was apparently outselling the older mainstays after the40s, until 1960???

 

:-)  Scott

 

spc1969
Posted March 17, 2011 - 7:41pm

 I  Looked up the 1962 squadron L.....scrolled down and .....there she is as agreed badged as a  later squadron D......excellent...`President`....case solved.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

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So it's a Squadron "D"?