Bulova 1959 Beau Brummel

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L9 D299750
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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 December 2, 2012 - 10:12pm

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The lugs in that ad are slightly different than the subject watch, but I get the general idea..... Ad date looks like 1959.   Old Ticker's info on jewel count through (EDIT not through, I meant  "up to") 1962 supports Beau too.

Posted December 2, 2012 - 10:06pm

If you look at the late 50's and early 60's BB's, both in the ad database and watch database,  one thing that they all have in common is the Diamond dial and 23 Jewels up to the 1962 30J ad.

The ads that Will shows could be a generic description of the Beau, just not named like we see on many catalog ads.

I would vote for a 2 tick BB, unknown variant.

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William Smith
Posted December 3, 2012 - 9:04pm

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Votes to Dec 14th.
4    Beau Brummel: Admin, Old Ticker, JP, Fifth
3    Bulova 23: Bobbee, Geoff, DarHin
3   Unknown:  Will, Plains, Bourg01

Yet to vote: Vintagebulova.com, Rev Rob.

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William Smith
Posted December 14, 2012 - 9:38pm

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Total votes above edited to show Bourg01 vote. 

Posted December 9, 2012 - 9:02pm

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I'm on board with Unknown though I'm of the thought it's a BB. Just need an ad to prove it out.

Posted December 15, 2012 - 7:57am

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Not the same, but a 1960 BB showing off its bling.


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William Smith
Posted December 17, 2012 - 10:27pm

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...and that one has 20 diamonds.  Nice bling.