Bulova 1960 Bulova 23

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10BZAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E984734
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29.2mm (G-S LT26)
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1960  Gentlemans watch

10bzac 23 jewel keeping near perfect time.(serviced)

10kgp /White/ss snapback

Beautiful textured Grey/tropical dial

New Arcrilic crystal G-S LT 26

Runs and looks great

Not For Sale
1960  Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
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shelton243
Posted October 22, 2016 - 7:44am

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It's a 23 for sure but it's not a black dial,  it's Gray and some listings call it a Tropical Dial

 

If it wasn't so difficult to get the back on I'd submit a picture  of just the dial itself.  I'm afraid to damage it. already been thru that.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 23, 2016 - 1:17am

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Actually in that case it's probably the 'A' variant as that one states 'Charcoal' dial and has the same case lugs and dial combo as the subject watch.

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shelton243
Posted October 23, 2016 - 7:54am

I found a 1959 sea King ad with the charcoal dial

 

mybulova_admin
Posted October 24, 2016 - 1:25am

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Sea King is probably a 17 jewel watch.

jabs
Posted October 23, 2016 - 5:18am

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Bulova 23, subject watch does not correspond exactly none of the variants

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shelton243
Posted October 23, 2016 - 7:27am

That seems to be an older ad.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 24, 2016 - 6:55am

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The more I look at the subject the watch the more suttle differences I'm noticing. For example the odd (1,3,5,7,9,11) hours markers are diamond shapes were as all the Bulova 23 ads show the dial with a triangle.

Looks like the case style was used by the Bulova Beau Brummell, Clipper,  Jet Clipper and Sea King models to name a few.

Is there a photo of the back case you can add?

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shelton243
Posted October 24, 2016 - 7:58am

I' get you one.

 

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shelton243
Posted October 24, 2016 - 8:05am

I had to send it in email, I have a hard time uploading here. 

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William Smith
Posted November 5, 2016 - 11:51pm

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I'm three ticks for a Bulova 23 sans variant designation.