Bulova 1959 Bulova 23 "Mystery Dial"

7/10 votes
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Mystery Dial
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D945144 L9
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23 Jewels

10 Karat Rolled Gold Filled Case

Not For Sale
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Stephen Ollman
Posted October 8, 2010 - 5:39pm

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Please tell me you didn't just pay $11,999 for this beautiful watch? :-)

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Bob Bruno
Posted October 8, 2010 - 8:48pm

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No I just updated the photo. This watch has been listed for months, but if you care to buy it for $11.999 then I say sold. :-)

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2013 - 4:58pm

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Bobbee noted this blurry 1959 ad snippet appears to be a "mystery dial" watch (watch on right below).  Looks like the overall point of the full ad is slim waterproofs....although the lugs may be a little different...looks very similar to Bob's subject watch and ad appears to be for Bulova 23's.

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:12am

1959 '23'


a beaut !

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:41am

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Mark I was just searching for a clearer ad when your post popped up! Thanks :) I think this deserves 3 ticks for "23" now.                                                                                                                                 

Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:50am

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Agreed, 3 ticks for "23".

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:53am

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 12:28pm

23 from me

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Reverend Rob
Posted May 12, 2013 - 1:11pm

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William Smith
Posted May 15, 2013 - 7:10pm

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I'm good w/  Bulova 23 Mystery Dial in variant field for now.  Looks like the system is not resetting the ticks when the model name is changed.  I have "previous tick votes" assigned w/ recent model name changes.  FYI