Bulova 1960 Beau Brummell "RR"

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My latest find. Whats her name fellows. 3 diamonds at 9, 12, and 3:00.  Could she be a Beau.  I found her at the Flea Market for a whopping $5. with a cracked yellow crystal,subsecond hand floating around  detached, crown wouldnt budge and dial  was water stained.  But shes looking good and running strong.

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1960 beau brummell
1960 Bulova watch
Posted July 23, 2012 - 7:22am

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Any other panel members want to offer a model suggestion?

A tentitive Lancelot seems to have it at the moment.

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William Smith
Posted July 23, 2012 - 9:12am

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Tentative Launcelot from me.
1955 ad below. Click for full ad.

Looks like there were at least 4 Launcelot variations (if not variants, as 30175 appears twice w/ $5 price difference.  List from 1955

1954 list below shows models by number by "diamond dial" version, so both below have diamond dial and are in Yellow gold.

With both lists, the model # 30177 not shown in red ad (one of the C variants) is Yellow gold case w/ diamond dial. 

Posted July 23, 2012 - 9:30am

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Nice find Will, I'd agree with that.

Posted July 23, 2012 - 9:28am

Unknown from me, jewel count does not match, and dial markers are different, and the lugs look like they are much shorter...we need more info/pictures (case back, movement) on this one to make a "Guess"

Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:10am

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Good points OT, I completely missed the jewel count. duh!

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William Smith
Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:25am

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Yea I missed the jewel count too.  And it's nowhere near as cut and dry as the Alderman having diff jewel count from ad.  
Unknown from me.

Posted July 23, 2012 - 11:01am

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Hmmm, kinda headin back towards a Beau with the 21J movement, but unknown for now.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 2:09pm


Posted July 25, 2012 - 12:59am

The seconds register is not at all like the ad. More like a surf king style seconds register. Unknown until I can see an ad that more closley matches.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 25, 2012 - 5:35am

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Unknown is my vote, for now, tempting on the Launcelot though.....but those darts say no.