Bulova 1959 President

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D303392
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1959 President 10k Rolled Gold Plate Case

Model Number 32737

Black Dial

Gilt Markers

Sub Seconds Chapter

Manual Wind

Fixed Ad - 10.08.2011

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OldTicker
Posted April 4, 2011 - 4:02pm

That is a unusal one Wayne,

It has a dial kind of like the Squadron "D"

and a case like a "Beau Brummel

and no Luminous or sweep seconds hand like the Sea King, and looks more like the late 50's "President"

Maybe its not sure what it wanted to be!!

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 4, 2011 - 4:33pm

Where did the ad come from?  'SEA KING's were definately Auto's with center seconds.

Bottom right - 'SKY KING' - but with center seconds, Dial looks 'PRESIDENT' as Greg mentioned.

OldTicker
Posted April 4, 2011 - 9:32pm

Mark, I don't think they were autos, but definitely waterproof.

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shooter144
Posted April 4, 2011 - 4:31pm

Interesting cut out for the crown on the bezel yet the movement comes out the back...

OldTicker
Posted April 4, 2011 - 4:40pm

I think the movement comes out the front when the crystal ring is removed, that is what the slot is for.

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shooter144
Posted April 4, 2011 - 9:23pm

As I look some more, you seem to be coeewct as usual !!!

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Wayne Hanley
Posted April 4, 2011 - 5:29pm

Gents

I went by the this 1959 ad matching the case only. Top Right Watch! The case is dated L9.

Ticker

Sqadbrummel don't sound right! LOL Bottom Right watch in this ad is a Beau Brummel also, but 23 jewels!

OldTicker
Posted April 4, 2011 - 6:21pm

Lol!

I was thinking more like Beau Squadident.

This ad shows the same style case, but all have sweep seconds. It also states a non lumed version available, and to the left mentions something about 7 models available with the radium dial and sweep seconds as being a feature, so who know how many models they made?

Does yours say Waterproof anywhere??

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Wayne Hanley
Posted April 4, 2011 - 6:24pm

Here is a White dialed cat eared example exactly like mine! 1959  Some folks won't deviate from what the ads say. We probably lose a lot of IDs because nobody ever saw one before & it isn't pictured in the ad exactly as the watch appears. This white is on ebay with 8 days left.

Wayne

OldTicker
Posted April 4, 2011 - 6:40pm

I agree Wayne, but the case does not look like a Waterproof style case , no stem tube for a o-ring, movement is removed from the front and that is not too waterproof. Maybe I am wrong, but it should say Waterproof somewhere on the dial or caseback.

After all that is the theme of the Sea King.