Bulova 1957 Senator "H"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C572405
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
Rectangle,square corners, pointed dome across width
Additional Information: 

Case: 10k Gold filled bezel; stainless steel back. 

Dial & hands appear to be original & correct  for 1957 (a very good year!). 

Crown unsigned.  Unknown history.

 

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:08pm

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Any chance of a more side on view?

timeless
Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:15pm

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted September 15, 2011 - 4:05pm

Hmmm...

 

Most likely either  "Senator" or "Ambassador" case/dial variant... Scalloping on the top/bottom of the bezel, typically means SENATOR... HOWEVER I suspect this one... is an AMBASSADOR model? Or perhaps even a more unique, namesake?? Time will tell, eh?!?

 

Best :-)  Scott

timeless
Posted September 15, 2011 - 5:23pm

Scott...I'm thinking the same thing.  I need to keep looking for some '50s ads.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 15, 2011 - 6:01pm

'SENATOR' variants to the letter 'W' in 1959 = 23 variants and 11AC was the movement used..

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bobbee
Posted January 26, 2013 - 3:07pm

Senator "H", 1956 ad.

Clearer ad without the variant letter here:http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/K1%20Dec.%201956.jpg

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bobbee
Posted January 26, 2013 - 6:51pm

Another ad from 1956.

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bobbee
Posted February 22, 2013 - 3:10pm

Still classed as unknown?

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William Smith
Posted February 22, 2013 - 4:53pm

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Does look like the Senator...actually w/ dial resembling Senator "H" ad.  I'd be good with either Senator "H" (or Senator) vs unknown.

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bobbee
Posted April 5, 2013 - 6:45am

Still classed "unk"?