Bulova 1957 Surfmaster

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Just picked up this ebay item  320663461752 pretty good pics on auction ( Ill get some up soon)

It is signed on dial  (Bulova above dial waterproof between center and sub sec dial) and crown and on stainless back and case interior marke Bulova NY. Back  marked waterproof, anti magnetic,, stainless steel back, shock- resistant ,Bulova pat pend L7.

The watch is held together by 4 pins 2 each end between lugs....any idea how to dissasemble ??? Its in very good shape and quite heavy ( may be solid g (can I ever be so lucky ), its not halmarked as to content on exterior)

it is a winder and works and stops, needs a bath and lube....

Searching for a name now.....

The  photos (required) are from the auction owned by executive time and will be replaced ASAP

Named 'Surfmaster' as id'ed by Old Ticker via crystal dimensions and description

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:59pm

Lol yup that would be it !!!!!!    Have a model name with that fine looking crystal and seal ?

Posted March 10, 2011 - 8:19pm

The name listed in the 65 GS catalog for 1166E is Surfmaster "A", and the GS part # is CMS660.

The measurements are slightly different in the GS listing verses the Original Bulova specs, 23.1mm x 23.1mm  and 25.1mm x 25.1mm flange compared to what the Bulova crystal shows, but they both have the 1166E model number on them.

This may be a "Surfmaster" in 1957 and renamed Surfmaster "A" in the later years?

Page 42 bottom left of the GS #65 catalog Scott.

Posted March 11, 2011 - 12:01am

Here is the GS catalog listing.

The crystal is flat, but the flange that sits on the dial is curved both ways, slightly on one dimension and more on the other.

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 12:12am

Ill go with surfmaster for now...thanx a bunch for looking it up !!!