Bulova 1959 Beau Brummel

1/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
L9 D299750
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

case 14kt gold

shock resistant

self winding

water proof

anti magnetic

Band 10k  G.F. TOP CAPS 62

stainless steel bottom CAPS SPEIDEL

PAT.  2.689.450

This was my father's. He purchased it for $600 at Kay Jewelers in the early 1960's. It keeps perfect time. Now its mine after all these years. Confirmed it was $600 in 1962.

All help identifing it is greatly appreciated.

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William Smith
Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:24pm

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1958 ad below left.  Subject watch and another Diamond Dail "23" newspaper ad from November 1958 included.  Caseback is more similar to the "23's" on site then the BB's. I think it's the similarities in the case backs which point towards an unknown variant "23" vs BB. 

 

 Another helpful record for subject ID is this 1958 Bulova 23, which has a Diamond Dial.  Case backs similar btwn this record and subject watch.
Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2012 - 5:59am

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Agree, "23" for me

mybulova_admin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:36am

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1959 and onwards looks like these went under the Beau Brummel name.

Beau Brummel is my call....Variant unknown.....ZZW is 30 J.

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bobbee
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:48am

"23", as we have ads for a 1950 BB now.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 6:30am

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Is that a square one bob?

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bobbee
Posted December 2, 2012 - 9:59am

Yep.

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William Smith
Posted December 2, 2012 - 6:31pm

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I've changed my vote to Unknown.  IMO -while it look more like a "23" in some ways, it also shares charactoristics with BB.  It's Unknow to me which of the two it could be, regardless if I favor "23" over BB.

Votes to date.
4    Beau Brummel: Admin, Old Ticker, JP, Fifth
3    Bulova 23: Bobbee, Geoff, DarHin
1   Unknown:  Will

Yet to vote: Vintagebulova.com, Bourg91, Plains, Rev Rob.

 

plainsmen
Posted December 2, 2012 - 7:22pm

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Unknown

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Jonesy
Posted December 2, 2012 - 8:54pm

First picture is form watchophilla. But I was noticing the similarities in the face of the watch and how the band is connected plus the setting of the diamonds. There is an ad for the Beau but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to attach it. I'm just looking at pictures plus the ads states comes in yellow. It looks like a predecessor to the  1960 Beau zzw with 30J that was mentioned above. What do the experts think?

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Jonesy
Posted December 2, 2012 - 9:03pm