Bulova 1960 Beau Brummel

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10 BZC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E655132
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

10K white gold filled, 4 real diamonds set in silver/grey dial. White metal raised Bulova on dial, white lettering, white metal hands, baton hour markers and minute dots. M0 on case and mvmnt. Period Black leather strap in great condition, the type Bulova used, could be original. Stunning piece, I think it is a President variant, given the case and lug shape, and of course the date. Put in my 1960 President to compare. Has now been changed to Beau Brummell thanks to NOVA's sterling work.

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NOVA
Posted June 3, 2012 - 8:34am

Here's an undated Bulova marketing brochure showing the gray dial watch as a Beau Brummell.  I have an original--versus a photocopy or digital image--of the advertisement.   It is a trifold brochure, apparently sent to jewelers for them to provide to patrons.  Below is one full side of the double-sided document. 

Below that is an enlargement of Bob's watch and two other "President" cases with diamond dials, renamed the Beau Brummell.

 

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2012 - 9:05am

Thank you Lisa, great pics, will update right now!

Just noticed the strap. I tried several on the watch and decided it looked best with a black croc, how serendipitous is that?

NOVA
Posted June 3, 2012 - 10:05am

Maybe you could post a pic of it on the black strap?  I bet it looks quite sharp.

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:32pm

These O.K.?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:35pm

Genuine Croc?

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:41pm

Nah, can't afford genuine croc with the money I've been spending on watches! lol!

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:45pm

Don't know why the dial looks so dirty, must be the high res, looks great to the naked eye. 

bourg01
Posted June 3, 2012 - 3:08pm

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Hey bobee, It is the high resolution of digital photo's. I always get great feedback from my customers thet the watches look far better then the pictures. High res digital exentuates flaws we cannot see unless magnified under a scope or 10x loupe.

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2012 - 3:47pm

Thanks, Shawn. I was thinking, would thin silicon oil do any good? I've heard of it being used on Scuba watch dials with some success, and wondered if anyone used this method.

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2012 - 6:19pm

Why has this gone from 3 ticks to zero ticks since the name change?