Bulova 1959 Brigadier

5/10 votes
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Overall Length: 36mm

Case Length: 28.5mm

Width: 21.3mm

Inside Lugs: 16mm

Case is 10k WRGP

Movement  stamped: L7, 5 Adjustments, 2 Positions, USA

Link to full page 1960 ad:


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William Smith
Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:03pm

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An easy one for me.  DarHin has done all the work (fun) for us.
1959 Brigadier.  They musta just used an older movement, or it's a swap w/ correct movement as per 1960 ad.

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William Smith
Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:13pm

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...unless the square subsecond track makes it a Vermicious Knid.  Can't find the ad right now.....but Bulova coulda leaned heavy on Dahl, who, in turn, could have leaned heavy on Burroughs. 

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:25pm

Uhh, what?

Geoff Baker
Posted April 22, 2013 - 5:56am

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Cool watch Darren - I like it. I agree with Will - at least on the Brigadier part, the rest is ...........well, confusing?


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 3:05pm


Were you questioning the seconds track? If so, then I think the ad watch is also showing a rectangular seconds track but it just appears to be round because the rectangle is very faint.

Thanks Geoff. I actually bought this because I didn't think we had one in the DB. It was paired with a nice Elgin from the same period and both were advertised as non-working. When I received them I opened them up and they both look to be okay. A few winds and a little persuassion they both tick for a few seconds so hopefully all they need is a COA. $42 for both, not bad.

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 3:36pm